Born in Tokyo, Japan, Makoto Komatsu graduated from the Craft Design Department of the Musashino Art Junior College. He worked in the Craft Design Office of Musashino Art University and was a professor at Musashino Art University in 1999. He won the Exhibition Design Award at the 1st Mino International Ceramics Exhibition in 1986. He has held solo exhibitions in Ikebukuro, Ginza, Yushima, Roppongi and other places in Tokyo. He has also participated in international exhibitions in Japan and over the world, such as the World Modern Ceramic Art Exhibition in Shanghai and the 4th World Ceramic Biennale in Korea.