実行委員会 委員長 濱田友緒

100 years ago, two young men Hamada Shoji and Bernard Leach built the Leach Pottery in St Ives, U.K. with aspirations. Even after these lifelong friends had passed away, people between Mashiko and St Ives who love arts and crafts are still interacting. Through the activities of students and potters, the friendship of these two towns has grown stronger. We are going to hold “Mashiko and St Ives 100 Years Celebration” in this commemorative year of these regions. To celebrate this anniversary with many people together, we recognize again the interaction of our heart, the history and development of the pottery culture, and wish this opportunity will be a prosperous time for the next 100 years.

In 2020 we were preparing for the commemorative events, interaction of potters and students, exhibition in the museum, and so on. However, for the social circumstance, a part of events have been postponed and will be held in 2021 which are downsized.

Mashiko & St Ives Centenary Project Executive Committee
Chair Hamada Tomoo





Stories of the connection between the people of the two towns over 100 years.



  • Toilet
  • Convenience store
  • Parking Lot
  • Bicycle rental
  • Gas station
  • Bus stop
  • Stamp Rally
  • Mashiko Café Crawl
  • Goods sales stores
  • Mashiko Market 2021 venue



Visit each event location and collect special memorial stamps! Collect stamps for a chance to receive prizes!


Please collect 5 or more stamps, fill the application form, and mail it to the application box. The application form and application box are located at the stamp location.


・ "Original balloons with 100 Years Celebration logo" for all applicants.


・ Pottery of a Mashiko potter who uses British techniques for 30 winners by lottery.


・ 10 places completed → "100 Years Celebration original goods" for 50 winners by lottery.

Stamp Rally Locations

1. Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art 2. SHOJI HAMADA Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum 3. Road Station Mashiko 4. Mingeiten Mashiko (Folk Art Store) 5. Toko 6. Moegi Jonaizaka Store 7. Kojinya 8. Mashiko Pottery Cooperative 9. Kanoya 10. Gallery Tsukamoto






東北新幹線/JR宇都宮線または宇都宮線直通 湘南新宿ラインにて[小山駅]下車、水戸線にて[下館駅]下車、真岡鐵道茂木行きにて[益子駅]下車。

東北新幹線/JR宇都宮線または宇都宮線直通 湘南新宿ラインにて[宇都宮駅]下車、西口から益子行きの関東バスで約70分。




[By car]

Tohoku Expressway → Get off Kita Kanto Expressway at [Moka IC] and take National Route 294 or National Route 121 to Mashiko for 25 minutes.

Joban Expressway → Get off Kita Kanto Expressway at [Sakuragawa Chikusei IC] and take Prefectural Road 41 to Mashiko for 20 minutes.

[By train]

Get off at Oyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen / JR Utsunomiya Line or Shonan Shinjuku Line, get off at Shimodate Station on the Mito Line, and get off at Mashiko Station on Moka Railway for Motegi.

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen / JR Utsunomiya Line or Shonan Shinjuku Line and get off at [Utsunomiya Station]. About 70 minutes by Kanto Bus bound for Mashiko from the west exit.

[By bus]

About 2 and a half hours from Akihabara by Ibaraki Kotsu Kanto Yakimono Liner. Get off at [Tougei Messe Iriguchi(Entrance of Ceramic Art Messe)] or [Mashiko-eki(Mashiko Station)].