Yuichi Yamamoto

  • Ceramics
  • 1935 -
Yuichi Yamamoto

Producing mainly ceramics for tea ceremony such as tea containers, tea bowls and water jugs. The ceramics are fired in a gas kiln to come out with scarlet fire marks. Completed the technique to make scarlet fire mark patterns. Also producing flower vases etc. using the slab building technique.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Adviser to the Okayama Bizenyaki Touyuukai
Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama Prefecture
  • 1935 Born in Inbe, Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture as the first son of Toshu Yamamoto, Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure)
  • 1959 Studies under his father and starts his career in ceramics
  • 1962 Selected for the first time for the 9th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (selected 37 times from this year onward)
  • 1967 Traveled abroad for the first time,
    Visited the former Soviet Union, former East and West Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, UK and USA. Observed ceramics in each country and deepened friendship with Dora Maar, Chairman of the French Women Artists Association, and made ceramics at her studio.
    Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kogei Association.
    Father and Son Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store.
  • 1968 Started using a gas kiln for Bizen ware for the first time and started studying "hidasuki (scarlet fire marks)". He discovered that the gas kiln was suitable for making hidasuki.
  • 1969 First solo exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Craft Salon
  • 1972 Builds a half underground cellar kiln with his father
  • 1975 Builds a cellar kiln adopting the good points of a climbing kiln and makes ceramics with this for the first time.
    Invited to submit to the ”Bizen Issennen (1000 Years of Bizen ware)" Exhibition (sponsored by Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.)
  • 1980 Becomes Chairman of the Bigeikai
  • 1981 Invited to submit to the 6th Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition (up to present)
  • 1983 Submitted to the All-Japan Kogei Selection Exhibition
  • 1994 10th Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery
    Took part in the Bali International Cultural Festival
  • 1995 Becomes Chairman of the Gengakai.
    Publishes "Techniques of Bizen ware - Tradition and Creation"
  • 1996 Designated as Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Okayama Prefecture
    Received the Okayama Nichinichi Shimbun Arts and Culture Achievement Award
  • 1997 Submitted to the The Traditional Beauty of 1000 years - Japanese Bizen Ware” Exhibition at the National Ceramics Museum, Sèvres, France
  • 1998 Appeared in NHK TV program "Yakimono Tanbo '98"
    Received the Meadl with Dark Blue Ribbon
  • 1999 "Bizen Hidasuki Octogonal Bowl" purchased by the National Ceramics Museum, Sèvres, France
    ”Hidasuki Wide Mouth Flower Vase" and "Hidasuki Round Flower Vase" purchased by the Imperial Household Agency
    First Overseas Solo Exhibition at the Cast Iron House New York (USA)
    Solo Exhibition at "Gallery Okuda", Washington D.C. (USA)
  • 2002 Becomes Assistant Branch Chief of the Omotesenke Domonkai Okayama Branch
  • 2004 15th Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery
    Dedicated Hidasuki Round Flower Vase to Ise Jingu
  • 2005 Dedicates tea bowl to Ise Jingu Naiku
    Dedicates high-fired unglazed bowl to Ise Jingu Geku
    "70th Birthday Anniversary Bizen Yuichi Yamamoto Exhibition" at Kintetsu Department Store, Abeno Store
  • 2006 Judge at the Japan Kogei Association Ceramics Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    16th Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery
  • 2008 Awarded for Distinguished Service by Bizen CIty
    17th Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery
  • 2010 18th Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery
    Received the Regional Cultural Merit Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • 2012 19th Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery
  • 2015 20th Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery
  • 2016 Yuichi Yamamoto 80th Birthday Anniversary Exhibition at Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store
  • 2019 21st Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Art Gallery

  • 1977Received the Kaneshige Toyo Award
  • 1993Received the Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition Award at the Okayama Prefectural Art Exhibition ('95, 96, 97, 98)
  • 1980Received the 1st Okayama Nichinichi Shimbun Cultural Award
  • 1981Received the Okayama Prefecture Cultural Encouragement Award
    Received the Minister of Education Incentive Award at the 3rd Gengakai
  • 1983Received the Sanyo Shimbun Award at the Okayama Prefectural Exhibition
  • 1992Received the Sanyo Shimbun Award and Cultural Merit Award
  • 1996Received the Tanabe Museum of Art Grand Award at the 13th “Arts of the Tea Ceremony” Exhibition

Price Range

$ 3,000 - 7,000

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