• 1964   Born in Wakayama prefecture, JAPAN

◆ EDUCATION and CAREER

  • 1998-present Working in own studio [ Chiba ]
  • 1998-2001  Teaching Assistant at the 11th-14th Art Festival at Niijima Glass Art Center [ Tokyo ]
  • 1995-97    Teaching Assistant at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art
  • 1991-94    Studied Sculpture and Glass at California College of the Arts [ Oakland, CA, U.S.A. ]
  • 1989-90    Worked at Kagami Crystal CO.LTD. [ Tokyo ]
  • 1988       Graduated from Hoshi University of Pharmacy [ Tokyo ]

◆ SELECTED AWARDS

  • 2013   ・ = GRAPHIC AWARD = " CREATIVE HACK AWARD 2013 " ▶▶▶
  • 2011   ・ " Culture Achievement Award " [ OKUWA Educational and Cultural Promotion foundation ]
  • 2010   ・ = SPECIAL JURY PRIZE = " BIAMAGURANKAI 8 " [ Sapporo ]
  • 2008   ・ " Culture Achievement Award " [ Wakayama City]
  • 2006   ・ " KINOKUNI Achievement Award " [ Wakayama Prefecture ]
  • 2001   ・ = SECONDO GRAND PRIZE = " Wakaura Site Contest " [ Wakayama City]
  • 1997   ・ = GRAND PRIZE = " The 1st Contemporary Glass Exhibition in Satsuma " [ Kagoshima ]

◆ SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yonago, Gifu ]
  • 2014  at FURUKAWA MUSEUM [ Nagoya ]▶▶▶
  •      at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Nagoya, Okayama ] , Mitsukoshi [ Sendai ]
  • 2013  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka ]
  • 2012  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Nagoya, Okayama ] , Mitsukoshi [ Sendai ]
  • 2011  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama , Osaka, ]
  • 2010  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama , Nagoya ] , Mitsukoshi [ Sendai ] , Yamaki Art Gallery [ Osaka ]
  • 2009  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama , Osaka ] , Mitsukoshi [ Sendai ]
  • 2008  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya ] , Mitsukoshi [ Sapporo ]
  • 2007  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Shinjuku ] , Mitsukoshi [  Sapporo ]
  • 2006  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto ] ,Yamaki Art Gallery [ Osaka ]
  • 2005  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka ]
  • 2004  at Takashimaya [ Yokohama, Kyoto ] , Matsuya [ Ginza ], Meitetsu [ Nagoya ] , Yamaki Art Gallery [ Osaka ]
  • 2003  at Takashimaya [ Yokohama ] , Matsuya [ Ginza ], Meitetsu [ Nagoya ]
  • 2002  at Takashimaya [ Tokyo ] , Matsuya [ Ginza ], Meitetsu [ Nagoya ] ,
  • 2001  at Matsuya [ Ginza ]
  • 1997  " PEACE by PIECE ", Wacoal Ginza Art Space [ Tokyo ]
  • 1991  " Summer Glassware Exhibition ", Tokyo Gas T3 Gallery [ Kanagawa ]

◆ SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2015  COLLECT              Saatchi Gallery  [ London, England ]
        PAD LONDON            
[ London, England ]
    2014  COLLECT              Saatchi Gallery 
    2013  COLLECT              Saatchi Gallery 

  •      Asian Art in London             [ London, England ] 
  • 2012  MAISON & OBJET                    [ Paris, France ]
  •      COLLECT              
  • 2011  SOFA ( International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art )   [ New York, USA ]
  •     LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair         [ London, England ]
  • 2010  SOFA                     [ New York, USA ]
  •      Asian Art in London            
  • 2009   Passion Japan                [ Milan, Italy ] 
  •      Everything Japan Shop              [ Mumbai, India ]
  • 2008  Fine Art Open House             [ Maastricht, Holland ]
  •      Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair  [ London, England ]      
  •      Asian Art in London               
  • 2007  Asian Art in London            
  • 2001  " Charm of Glass " , Himeji City Museum of Art (Hyogo)
  • 1999  " The 5th Presentiment of Beauty ", Takashimaya [ Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto ]
  •      " 2000 years of Japanese Glass ", Suntory Museum of Art [ Tokyo, Osaka ]
  • 1996   Fuji Fire and Marine Art Space Exhibition, Kansai International Artport [ Osaka ]
  • 1995  " The 34th Art Now Kanazawa ", Art Museum of Ishikawa Prefecture [ Ishikawa ]
  •      " Japanese Contemporary Glass Art ", Fundacion Centro Nacional del Vidrio [ Segovia, SPAIN ]
  • 1994  " The 33rd Art Now Kanazawa ", Art Museum of Ishikawa Prefecture

◆ PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • ・ Barclays [ Tokyo ]
  • ・ Fundacion Centro Nacional del Vidrio [ Segovia, SPAIN ]
  • ・ DAIICHI Museum [ Nagoya ]
  • ・ National Students Information Center [ Kyoto ]
  • ・ YAMAHA Music Foundation [ Tokyo ]
  • ・ Wakayama City
  • ・ Toyama Glass Art Museum
  • ・ Satsuma Glass Museum [ Kagoshima ]
  • ・ Hotel JAL CITY MIYAZAKI
  • ・ Medical Corporation Moriyamaikai [ Tokyo ]
  • ・ Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. [ Osaka ]
  • ・ Sapporo Artpark Craft Hall
  • ・ Joryuji Temple [ Tokyo ]