Although it is located in the mountains of Karuizawa sitting right in front of Mt. Asama, Shiongama is only about 10 minutes away by car from either Karuizawa and Naka-Karuizawa stations. Wild grasses and flowers sprout in the spring, surrounded by deep green trees in summer time. When the leaves turn red from just behind the window to the mountains far away after fall, and in the severe winter, we find animal tracks in the pure white snow, and continue to making ceramics while understanding the fact that we share this nature with many living things.