|| Born in Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture. Moved to Takayama
City in Gifu Prefecture in 1964.
|| Began doing kirie (decorative paper cutting).
|| Began sales of kirie from home in Takayama City, Gifu
|| Began holding private exhibitions in large cities such
as Takayama, Nagoya, Toyama, Kamakura and Kyoto (until 2011).
|| Won a prize in the 10th National Kirie & Kirigami
Competition (met Jiro Takidaira, a well-known kirie artist). Also won a prize
in the 11th and 12th years of the same competition.
||Submitted artwork for the First and Second Japan Kirie
Art Exhibitions [sponsored by the Association of Japanese Kirie and the Tokyo
Metropolitan Art Museum].
|| Created inserts for Hida Hyakkei (written by Yukio Odori),
a series published in Takayama Shiminjiho (a local newspaper for Takayama
|| Hida Hyakkei was published by Takayama Shiminjiho.
|| Featured in Hito/Sonosekai, a program on NHK Television.
|| Submitted artwork for the Oribe Craft Exhibition, a
prefectural project of Gifu, in New York, Cologne and Tokyo until 2004.
|| Began sales of artwork in department stores such as
Mitsukoshi (Nihonbashi’s main store), Takashimaya (Osaka & Yokohama)
and Matsuzakaya (Nagoya).
|| Began a private exhibition at Takashimaya Department
Store (Yokohama) each year until 2011.
|| Began a private exhibition at Matsuzakaya Department
Store (Nagoya) each year.
||2014 Had a private exhibition at Denver’s Central
Library (Colorado) [a Takayama and Denver joint support project].
|| Held a private exhibition at Hida Takayama
Machino Hakubutsukan (Takayama Museum of History and Art) [sponsored by Takayama
Sent artwork Reiya 21-2 to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis with the support
and recommendation of the Mayor of Takayama.
||Began creating inserts for quarterly magazine “Hitori,
Futari…” (published by Hozokan) (until 2017).
Decided to limit
sales of artwork to own gallery and Matsuzakaya Department Store’s Nagoya
Hida Takayama tourism posters, book-cover designs and inserts for books published
by Takayama City.