Takuro began potting in 1996 when he moved to Shigaraki.
However the sheer quality of the work that Takuro has produced belies this
grew up in Osaka and then
gained a degree in Chemistry from Doshisha University before
moving to Shigaraki. There he worked for the Tanikan
Pottery, which was in effect a commercial operation producing Shigaraki ware.
Originally taken on because of his scientific background, Takuro immediately
became interested in producing pottery himself and learnt much during his 3
years with the company. This together with learning about the anagama kiln
from the Shigaraki potter, Kato Hajimu, resulted in Takuro setting up his own
studio and kiln in 1999.
Since the summer of 2005 Takuro has been based in North
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