|1935||Born in Bizen City, the eldest son of Tosyu Yamamoto, a Living National Treasure.|
|1959||Started making pottery.|
|1962-98||His works were accepted 25 times for the Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition.|
|1965-76||Received a prize, 3 times, at the Chugoku District Japan Industrial Art Exhibition.|
|1967||Visited the United States, Europe and the
Soviet Union for ceramic study.|
Acknowledged as a regular member of the Japan Industrial Art Institution.
Gave an exhibition with his father, in September, at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
|1969-98||Held a solo exhibition,12 times, at Mitsukoshi Department Store,Tokyo.|
|1968||Visited South-East Asian countries for ceramic study.|
|1973||His work was accepted for the Second Japanese Ceramic Art Exhibition.|
|1974||Invited to exhibit his work at the Bizen pottery(“History of a Thousand Years”)Exhibition.|
|1975||Received the Governor’s prize of Okayama Prefecture at the Bigei-kai Group Exhibition in July.|
|1976||Won a Kaneshige Toyo Pottery award.|
|1977||Appointed as an exhibition juror for the Chugoku District Japan Industrial Art Exhibition.|
|1980||received a Merit of Culture from the Okayama Nichi-nichi Newspaper Company.|
|1981||Invited to exhibit his work at the 6th Japan
Pottery Art Exhibition in May.|
Received a Merit of Promotion from the Minister of Education at the Genga-kai Exhibition in December.
|1983||Received a Grand Prize from Sanyo Newspaper Company, at the Okayama Prefecture Art Exhibition in September.|
|1985||Visited China on a Cultural mission from Okayama-city.|
|1992||Received a Merit of Cultural Contribution
from Sanyo Newspaper Company.|
Appointed as an exhibition juror for the Okayama Prefecture Art Exhibition.
|1994||Received a prize at the “Yaki-shime”(unglazed)Ceramic Art Exhibition ’94 in December.|
|1995||Appointed as President of the Genga-kai Group.|
Published ”Tradition and Creation(the Technique of Bizen Ceramics)”.
|1996||Won a Grand Prize from the Tanabe Museum
of Art at the 13th Formative Ceramic Arts
in Tea Ceremony Exhibition in March.|
Designated as a ‘Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Treasure’, in Okayama Prefecture.
Received a Prime Minister Award at the 18th Genga-kai Exhibition in October.
Received a Merit of Artistic and Cultural Contribution from Okayama Nichi-nichi Newspaper Company.
|1997||Invited to exhibit his works, in September, at the Traditional Beauty of Bizen Ceramics(History of One Thousand Years)Exhibition held at the French National Ceramic Museum.|
|1998||Invited to exhibit his works, in January,
at the Memorial Exhibition as designated
‘Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural
Treasure’, in Okayama Prefecture, at Tenmaya
Department Store, Okayama. Invited to exhibit
his works at the Exploring Japanese Ceramics
‘98Exhibition in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima
and Nara (held under the sponsorship of NHK
Broadcasting),from May through December.|
Received “Kon-ju Hosho”( a decoration given to a person for his contribution to the public)from the Prime Minister’s Office in August.
Held his 12th solo exhibition, commemorating his 40year career at Mitsukoshi, Tokyo in September.
|1999||His work “Bizen Octagon Bowl with Fire Marks”
was purchased by the French National Ceramic
Held a solo exhibition in New York City.
His works “Wide Mouth Flower Vase with Stripes” and “Round Vase with Fire Stripes” were purchased by the Imperial Household Agency.
Held his first solo exhibition abroad at “Cast Iron Gallery” in New York in May.
Held a solo exhibition at “Gallery Okuda” International” in Washington, D.C. in October.
|2000||Held a solo exhibition at commemorating his first solo exhibition abroad at Tenmaya Department Store Okayama in March.|