Began designing in Japan and Milano from 1969. Since then, Kita has designed many best-seller products from European and Japanese manufacturers world-wide. Many of his works are selected for permanent collections in world famous museums. He is also very active in revitalizing and promoting local Japanese traditional crafts and industries as well. Multi-international awards includes the 1990 “Delta de Oro (Gold Prize)” Award of Spain and the prize “carrier internazionale of Compasso d’Oro” of Italy in 2011. He was bestowed with the honorary title of “Commendatore” by the Italian republic, in 2017.