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Masafumi Yamaguchi


Yamaguchi san was born in Japan in 1941. He was the celebrated fifth generation head of the Nishiyama Kiln. In his lifetime, he was selected for many prestigious exhibitions and awards including the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition and, multiple times for the National Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition.

Yamaguchi san passed away in 2018. He is the father of contemporary ceramic artist Makoto Yamaguchi.

1941 Born in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture
1956 Seto Citizen Exhibition, Mayor’s Award-winner
1962 Modern Ceramic Art Exhibition selected
1963 Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition selected
1963 The 49th Kofukai Art Exhibition, selected
1964 Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition selected
1964 The 50th Kofukai Art Exhibition, selected