Ryoichi_Hirano_bio

平野龍一

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Highlights

  • Initially joined Sotheby’s in 2012
  • He was the head of the art gallery Hirano Kotoken, the family business founded in 1936 and reestablished in 2008
  • He has worked for thirteen years at the prestigious Yayoi Gallery in Tokyo, where he became gallery director, handling important Japanese modern and Western paintings


Ryoichi Hirano has been appointed International Senior Specialist for Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art and Deputy Managing Director, Sotheby’s Japan since March 2012.

Before joining Sotheby’s, Mr. Hirano was the head of the art gallery Hirano Kotoken, the family business founded in 1936 and reestablished in 2008, and had advised many important Chinese art collectors, museums and galleries, both in Japan and around the world.

For the better part of the last century, the name Hirano has been synonymous with the sale of the finest Chinese ceramics and indeed a number of celebrated collections in Japan. The Idemitsu Museum in Tokyo and the Museum of Oriental Ceramics in Osaka, for instance, have acquired some of their masterpieces from Hirano Kotoken.

Prior to reestablishing the family business, Mr. Hirano worked for thirteen years at the prestigious Yayoi Gallery in Tokyo, where he became gallery director, handling important Japanese modern and Western paintings and working with museums and collectors to build their collections.

“Ryoichi is a very well respected figure in the field of Chinese ceramics and works of art. His knowledge and his relationships with key collectors, curators and galleries will be of enormous importance to us,” said Nicolas Chow, Sotheby’s International Head of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art and Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Asia.

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