Yamato Kobayashi is from Kasama in Ibaraki Prefecture. He is a graduate of international culture. He takes classes at the Ceramics Training Institute of the Ibaraki Prefectural Industrial Technology Center. Kobayashi returned to his native land after a brief salaried career and began training in 2013 with one of the city's contemporary potters: Akio Nukaga. Yamato Kobayashi has shared his own workshop with Mineko Nishimura since 2015, which they have named "Keizan" or gift from the mountains. Kasama is a city where ceramics is very present. The son of a Kasama potter, he works with local clay, which he describes as smooth and quick to mold. Using Kasama City's iron-rich clay, traditional ash glaze, and white engobe, Kobayashi's work has its unique Shibumi: the aesthetic of simplicity, subtlety, and understated beauty. . The minimal forms of Kobayashi's work are his strength.