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Born in 1947 in Japan. Apprenticed under a master potter of traditional ceramics in 1968. Then, earned a degree in sculpture at Nihon University College of Art and went on to study technology at the Gifu Prefectural Institute of Ceramics. By 1975, established own studio in Namegata, Ibaraki prefecture (a region in eastern Japan), worked until 2006. In 2008, decided to move to Moriya and started the new studio. Since 1978, participated in numerous exhibitions in Japan, Italy, Great Britain, New Zealand, Egypt, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, U.S.A., Croatia, South Africa, Australia, Taiwan, Estonia, Korea, Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Turkey, and Latvia. In 1992, taught ceramic art at Manchester Polytechnic (Manchester Metropolitan University) Department of Art and Design. 1994-1996, was a member of Contemporary Applied Arts in England. 1996, 98, invited to International Ceramic Symposium by Lithuania Panevezys City Council. In 1997, invited to "Earth and Fire" Craft Potters Association Great Britain. In 2006 invited by International Ceramic Studio in Hungary to "Woodfiring Symposium" -Organized program in 2006-. In 2007, invited as a guest speaker for "The 2nd ICMEA (International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association) Conference", Fuping Pottery Art Village, Fuping, Shaanxi, China. Currently, Makoto works as a studio artist.


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