Name of Artist
1959, Born in Kyoto the eldest son of Yoshimura family.
1982, Guraduates from Economic departmant at Doshisha university.
1983, Completes Traditional training Craft course at Kyoto Municipal Technical Research Institute.
1984, Guraduates from wheel molding course at Kyoto Municipal Craft Trainig College. After that, he gains skill to work from father, Rakunyu.
1986, Exhibitates work at many places and joins group of potter, "Cheramista"
1989, Founds clim "Rakunyugama"
1993, Recieves nomination as Kyoto potter doing great work in Paris.
2000, Recieves authorization "jusei" from Osyo who is buddhist priest at Sennyuji.
2001, Receives authorization as a traditional craftman.
2004, Takes over father's name, "Rakunyu Yoshimura" At the same time, he holds a solo exhibitaion named "Manpukudo" at Daimaru (Osaka)
After that, he starts to hold a solo exhibitation at more many places than before.
2011, Authorizated "future great artist" from Kyoto city.
Now, he is a member of Kyoto Craft Art and becomes to be a teacher at Okinawa Municipal Art University.
As for solo exhibitation
2008,. Sogo (Yokohama), Yamagataya (Miyazaki) and Daimaru (Kobe)
2009, Tsuruya (Kumamoto) and Sogo (Chiba)
2010, Takashimaya (Gifu) and Daimaru ( Shinsaibashi)
2011, Tenmanya ( Okayama) Izutuya (Ogura) and Head office,Mitsukoshi (Nihonbashi)
“Kyōyaki-Kiyomizuyaki” is one of the many traditional crafts that are representative of Kyoto. “Kyōyaki” refers to Kyoto pottery that became popular in the foothills of the Higashiyama mountains, due to the trend of Japanese tea ceremony since early Edo period. “Kiyomizuyaki,” on the other hand, is pottery that was made in Gojō-zaka, the approach to Kiyomizu Temple. Today, “Kyōyaki-Kiyomizuyaki” generally refers to all kinds of ceramic ware in Kyoto. “Kyōyaki-Kiyomizuyaki” does not pertain to particular styles or techniques, but encompasses them all. This is because Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, was the city where talented craftsmen and fine quality materials gathered from all over the country, and was where many temples and shrines, the imperial family, and the aristocrats were patrons of these traditional arts.