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1980 / KYOTO

4th

Generations of Ceramist Masters

1980

Born in Kyoto, as the first son of Yoshihide Dobuchi, the 3rd head of TOUAN

2003

Graduated from the Department of Aesthetics and Art Theory of the Faculty of Literature, Doshisha University in Kyoto
Learned about ceramic, porcelain and glaze under his father, Yoshihide.

2010

Appointed as the 4th head of TOUAN

2018

Succeeded in reproducing the Youhen Tenmoku, the most precious tea bowl

2019

Started to show his works as an independent ceramic artist
Dedicated a Youhen Tenmoku tea bowl to Tofuku-ji Temple, the headquarters temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, Tofuku-ji School
One of his Youhen Tenmoku tea bowls was stored by MIHO MUSEUM
Received the highest award, the METI Minister Prize, in the 41st Kyo-yaki & Kiyomizu-yaki Ceramic Exhibition
Opened his independent gallery

2020

His ceramic work was accepted by the 49th Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition, Kinki Division