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Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence

Mashiko Museum Residency Program was initiated in May 2014 by the town of Mashiko and Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art. The artist-in-residence program invites active artists from outside Japan to stay and work in Mashiko. Through this enterprise, we are aiming to deepen the exchanges between international artists and creative people in and around Mashiko. We also hope that ceramics and other crafts of Mashiko will be shared widely both nationally and internationally, and that this program will be a springboard for new creative paths.

Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence has been built with the generous donation from Minoru Otsuka, a Mashiko-born businessman and the founder of Otsuka Shokai Co., Ltd. The facility was completed in spring 2014, and stands in the premises of Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko. It is a one-story building with red tiles for the roof, which uses minerals from Ashinuma in Mashiko. The facility includes a living space for the artists-in-residence as well as a multi-purpose atelier.

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