My debut work entitled "Diamond Structure" was exhibited in the 7th Ube Biennale (Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Exhibition) held in Ube city, Yamaguchi prefecture in 1977. After the exhibition, the work-piece was moved to the Utsukushi-ga-hara open-air museum in Nagano prefecture for permanent display.
Since the time when I created this sculpture, I was thinking that it would be best suited to the sky as its background, more specifically with the changing appearance of the clouds of the sky seen through it. However, I was not sure whether it was the effective way of viewing the work, as I had no way of verifying this idea once the work was sent out on the display site.
One day, I was thrilled to see the photograph of this work-piece with a background of clouds on the internet. Since I found it by chance, I had no idea about who took it and uploaded it, or for what purpose. I, however, firmly believe that I share the thoughts of whoever took the photograph.
This sculpture taking the shape of human forms in a crystal structure depicts mankind rising up into the sky against the cruelty of nature.
I wish someday in the future I can have an opportunity to meet the people who viewed my work including the person who took the photograph.
Aug. 2, 2016
|1951||Born in Nayoro, Hokkaido|
|1977||Awarded the prize for excellence at the 7th Exhibition of contemporary Japanese Sculpture (Ube)|
|1978||The Esquisse Exhibition for works under consideration for awards of the 6th|
Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition (Kobe)
Installed in for10th Anniversary of the Hakone Open-Air Museum
|1979||The 8th・10th・12th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture (Ube)|
|1983||The 16th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan|
(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum・Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Solo Exhibition (Tokyo)
|1984||Selected in the competition for 'Design of Culture' by the metropolitan government(Tokyo)|
Installed in Yamasaki high school (Tokyo)
|1985||Installed in HAL Computer College (Nagoya, and Osaka)+A10|
|1987/1989||Awarded the grand prix at the 2nd and 3rd Exhibition of Contemporary|
Japanese Concrete Sculpture Exhibition (Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art)
|1989||Installed in IMS/Tenjin Building (Fukuoka)|
Installed in JFE Steel technical center (Chiba)
|1990||Installed in Green Forest Park (Chiba)|
Installed in Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. Fuji Institute (Shizuoka)
Awarded a prize for contributing to the 'Osaka Urban Environment Amenity'
|1993||Installed in Sculpture park around Lake Toya (Hokkaido)|
|1996||Installed in Phoenix Street (Fukui)|
Installed in The Queen's hill Golf Club (Fukuoka)
|1997||Installed in Ueno new city (Iga)|
Installed in Symbol Road (Ube)
|2001||Installed in Mori no hall in Hashimoto (Sagamihara)|
|2003||The 20th・22nd・23rd Exhibition of contemporary Japanese Sculpture |
Awarded a prize for 'my favorite model vote'
The 8th Kajima Sculpture Competition (Tokyo)
|2005||Awarded The 32nd Exhibition of Nagano City Open air Sculpture Contest Exhibited a memorial work in Nagano City|
|2007||TOYAMURA International Sculpture Biennale|
|2009||Awarded The 23rd UBE Biennale|
|2011||Solo Exhibition 'Construction of Space' (Ginza YY Gallery)|
|2014||Solo Exhibition 'Curved Space' (Ginza YY Gallery)|
|2015||Solo Exhibition 'The Trajectory of image' (Art Center of Tokyo)|
|2016||Awarded Bronze The 14th Kajima Sculpture Competition|