Shikamaru Takeshita



Born in Mashiko, Japan


Graduate from Tochigi Prefectural Ceramics Institute (Completion of Mashiko Pottery Technology course)


Build my own pottery kiln and establish my own ceramics studio in Mashiko, Japan


Q:About own style

I will dig the soil myself and use my own pottery kiln to fire it for about a week. I do not use glaze in my pottery works. 

Q:About Mashiko

Mashiko is a place of freedom where everyone is treated equally. In here, you do not feel any pressure from your peers. 

Shikamaru Takeshita
Shikamaru Takeshita Work