1946
Masamichi was born in Chigasaki in the prefecture of Kanagawa, Japan

1975
After studying industrial design in Tokyo and ceramics in Tokoname he sets up his own studio

Lives and works in Tokoname


Selected Awards

1972 
Grand Prize, International Ceramics Festival, Vallauris. France (Gold Medal in 2002)

1981 
Grand Prize, Asahi Contemporary Ceramics Competition (Grand Prize in 1983)

1998 
Gold Medal. Kunst-Messe München 2000 Grand Prize. Izushi Porcelain Tnennale Competion, Hyogo, Japan

2004 
Grand Prize, Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale 

2006
The Aichi Prefecture Arts and Culture Prize


Selected Public Collections

Asia
Ito Memonal Museum, Izu, Japan
Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Incheon World Ceramic Center Incheon, Korea
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

USA
American Craft Museum, New York, USA
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

Europe
Prague Crafts Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Porvoo City Art Museum, Finland
Musee National de Ceramique Sevres, France
Vallauris Ceramic Museum, France
Grassi Museum. Leipzig, Germany
Kestner Museum, Hanover, Germany
Landes Holstein Museum, Germany
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/M, Germany
Neuwe Sabulon Museum. Munich, Germany
Nyon Porcelain Museum, Switzerland