photo Izuru Yamamoto

Izuru Yamamoto



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Other


  • 1944
    Born in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture, as the fourth son of the late Living National Treasure YAMAMOTO Toshu
  • 1968
    Graduated from the Department of Sculpture at the Musashino Art University
    Studied abroad at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (Department of Sculpture)
  • 1971
    Studied under his father YAMAMOTO Toshu after returning to Japan
  • 1975
    Became independent and established his kiln in Inbe
  • 1979
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1987
    His work was collected by the Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
    His work was purchased by the Japan Foundation
  • 1995
    Production and kiln-firing at Château de Ratilly in Yonne, Burgundy, France
  • 1996
    “Izuru Yamamoto, Potier de Bizen” Exhibition at Château de Ratilly, France
  • 2000
    His work was purchased by Higashihiroshima City Art Museum
    Invited as a lecturer for the ceramic artist forum “Theme Wood Kiln” in Bandol, Provence, France
    Offered his work to Ise Jingu
  • 2009
    His work was collected by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2012
    Designated as an Okayama Prefectural Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder


  • 1980
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the 27th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1985
    Received the Kaneshige Toyo Award
  • 1997
    Received the Okayama Cultural Incentive Award
  • 2002
    Received the Tanabe Museum of Art Grand Prize at the 19th “Arts of the Tea Ceremony” Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the 64th Sanyo Shimbun Award (Distinguished Service in Culture)
  • 2007
    Received the Grand Prize at the 2nd Kikuchi Biennale