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About Kimihiko Buyo

Kimihiko BUYO is a world renowned Bizen Ceramic Artist from Japan. His father was the first mayor of Bizen city. His grandmother was a Japanese-style painter, and his great-grandfather was the founder of Koto-yaki porcelain pottery in Nagahama city, Shiga Prefecture.


  • 1947 Kimihiko BUYO was born in Bizen city in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
  • 1966-72 Attended Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1978 Built the kiln (nobori-gama) at Osafune-town in Okayama Prefecture
  • 1978 Held an exhibition of his works at Hotel Okura, Tokyo, Japan.


  • Rotary Club Okayama Chuo, Okayama, Japan (1988-present)
  • President of Bizen Junior Chamber Inc., Japan (1979-1987)
  • Junior Chamber Inc. Senate (1986-present)
  • BIZEN-Yaki Toyu-Kai in Japan (1978-present)
  • Accademia International “Greci-Marino” in Italy (1996-present)
  • Fondateur de l’Amicale des Arts de Versailles in France

Exhibitions of Kimihiko BUYO

  • 1978-present Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Okayama, Nagahama in Japan
  • 2000 Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (China)
  • 2001 Beijing Museum of China and the Tienjin Art Museum (China)
  • 2003 National Art Museum of China (China)

Awards and Exhibitions

  • 1988 1er Prix Vase of Flowers Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1989 3e Prix pour la participation a la plus grande Exposition d’ Art Contemporain Japonais (Middlesbrough, Great Britain), Exposition d’Art Internationale (Paris, France)
  • 1992 Exposition d’ Art Contemporain Japonais (Villefranche, France), Exposition d’Art International (Barcelone, Spain)
  • 1994 3eme Prix Academie International d’ Art (Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • 1995 Art 95 International Art Competition (New York, USA)
  • 1998 Exposition d’Art Contemporain France-Japon ARTEC ’98 (Yokohama, Japan)


  • WHO’S WHO IN INTERNATIONAL ART (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • The International Biographical Center (Cambridge, England)
  • The American Biographical Institute, (Raleigh, NC U.S.A.)
  • “Annuair de I’ Art international”, (Patrick Sermadiras, Paris, 1989)
  • “Prestige de la Peinture et de la Sculpture d’ Aujourd’hui dans le Monde” (Ed. Arts et Images du Monde, Paris 1991)
  • “Modern Chinese Japanese Artist Book” (Zhongyang Shu-Hua Yuan, Pekin, China 1997)


  • MIGAKI tsubo pottery is owned by His majesty Prince Takamatsu. (1984)
  • MIGAKI tsubo pottery is owned by His majesty Prince Mikasa. (1984)
  • GOMA tsubo pottery is owned by Nagahama Castle Art Museum, Japan. (2000)