Hitoshi Abe was born at Fukugoin of the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan in 1949, and grew up in an adopted family. He studied 'Kaiseki', which is an art of cooking, at Kitcho in Japan. He travelled around the world - to Europe, the Near East, North and South America - as a food specialist.
Hitoshi Abe's interest in ceramics developed gradually on its own. His production of ceramics was appreciated to be exceptionally inspired, and in 1978 Hitoshi was invited to have his first exhibition in Osaka.
This exhibition was followed by many major exhibitions, such as: Tea Pottery in Nagoya in 1981; at Yamaki Art Gallery of Osaka in 1982; at Meitetsu of Nagoya in 1982, 1986, and 1987; Tea Pottery in Tokyo in 1983; at the Art Salon of Meitetsu in Nagoya in 1984; Shoukai at Mishima Sano Museum; at Marukoshi of Kanazawa in 1985; at Yamaki Art Gallery of Osaka in 1987; at the L.A. Art Fair in 1988, etc.