The Way of Making Clay

(“Nendo ga dekiru made”)
Director: TAMURA Ichiro

2002 Japanese with English simulcast Color Video 27 min

Photography: OKUTSU Aya
Editing: TAMURA Ichiro
Sound: TOMITA Nobuyasu
Camera Assistant: KISHI Yuki
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[Synopsis] A rustic village in the outskirts of Mashiko-machi, Tochigi Prefecture. The clay for pottery is produced by hand, following traditional methods. The tranquil passing of time is reflected by the camera, which silently continues capturing the daily work of one man. A study for “The Way of Making” seminar at the Film School of Tokyo.


Born in 1980 in Hokkaido. Studied at the Faculty of Education and Human Sciences at Yokohama National University under film critic Umemoto Yoichi, and studied documentary film at the Film School of Tokyo from 2001. Currently working on his next school project.