Born as the second son, Yamamoto Heisaku, the founder of Yamasho Kiln in Arita, received training in ceramics. Following the war, he ventured out on his own and established Yamahei Kiln, named after two characters from his own name. In 1972, Masaharu Yamamoto, his predecessor, founded Yamahei Pottery, and since 1995, Hirofumi Yamamoto has served as the representative director. The kiln, known for its unwavering commitment to quality and a keen sense of balance, has recently diversified its product range to cater to evolving lifestyles, including the production of exceptionally thin “eggshell” porcelain.