BIO/CV

Exhibitions & Accolades

  • 1971

    Winner of Yomiuri Newspaper Award at 10th Japan Modern Craft Arts Exhibition

  • 1976

    Became board member of Niigata Prefecture Artists Association

  • 1977   

    Winner of Grand Prize at 9th Nitten

  • 1978   

    Winner of Member’s Award at 17th Japan Modern Craft Arts Exhibition
    Became judge of Japan Modern Craft Arts Exhibition Association

  • 1979   

    First Solo Exhibition at Daiwa, Niigata

  • 1983   

    Winner of Grand Prize at 15th Nitten
    Became director of Japan Modern Craft Artists Association

  • 1985   

    Modern Bamboo Craft Arts, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

  • 1986   

    Became Chairman of Niigata Modern Craft Arts Association
    Became a director of Japan Modern Craft Artists Association

  • 1988   

    Became full member of Nitten

  • 1989   

    Became Vice Chairman of Niigata Artists Association

  • 1991   

    Wrote and published The Shapes in Bamboo
    40th Anniversary Solo Exhibition, Niigata

  • 1992   

    Exhibited in Japan Contemporary Craft Art Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1994   

    Winner of “Minister of Education Award” at Japan Contemporary Craft Arts Exhibition

  • 1999   

    Bamboo Masterworks, Asia Society, New York, NY
    Solo Exhibition at Japanese Embassy Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
    Bamboo Masterworks, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA
    Bamboo Masterworks, Honolulu Academy of Art, HI
    Best Bamboo Baskets: The Cotsen Collection at Long House Reserve, East Hampton, NY
    Meet the Masters, Tai Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Winner of Prime Minister’s Award at Japan Modern Craft Arts Exhibition
    Bamboo Masterworks, Chicago Field Museum, IL

  • 2004   

    Solo Exhibition at Tai Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Exhibited in The Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA

  • 2005    

    Weavers of Wonder” Show at the Naples Museum, FL

  • 2006   

    Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art,” Grinnell College, IA and Chicago Cultural Center, IL

  • 2007   

    Listening to Bamboo: Japanese Baskets from the Collection of Ritalou & Robert Harris, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • 2008    

    New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters,” Japan Society, New York City, NY

  • 2009  

    “Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection”,The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
    “Listening to Bamboo”, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

  • 2010

    “Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection,” Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY


Museum Collections
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    Sado Museum
    Niigata Prefecture Modern Art Museum
    Niigata City Museum


ARTIST STATEMENT
  • Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art

  • Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery