I think the way an artist gazes at a motif is the same as the way an astronomer looks up at the night sky. As an artist, I want to keep this curiosity and observational ability to sense the universe in even the most ordinary things until the day I die.
1978 Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa
2001 Entered Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Major in Japanese Painting
2005 Graduation work, Salon de Printemps Prize, Taito Ward Mayor Prize
Ikuo Hirayama Scholarship Prize
2006 Grand Prize, The 12th Shouhaku Art Museum Flower and Bird Painting Exhibition
2007 M.F.A. in Painting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Completed copy of The Tale of Genji, a National Treasure, purchased by the University.
First prize at the 62nd Spring Inten, the 92nd Reconstructed Inten.
Solo Exhibition at Shinseido Gallery.
Solo Exhibition at Surugadai Gallery.
2009 Art Fair Tokyo (Tokyo International Forum)
The 18th Scholarship Art Exhibition at Sato Museum of Art.
2010 Reproduction (National Treasure "The Tale of Genji" Picture Scroll), Goto Collection, Goto
2010 Completed Doctoral program in Japanese Painting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
D. in Painting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Solo Exhibition (Matsuzakaya Nagoya and Ueno)
Genji Exhibition (Seibu Fukui and Sogo Kobe)
2011 Tobi Art Fair (Tokyo Bijutsu Club) '12
Genius Dan Association (Sogo Hiroshima)
2012 Solo Exhibition - Yuuyu no Toki - (Sogo Kobe)
Brilliant Group (Matsuzakaya Ueno and Nagoya) - every year until '18
Genius Dan Association (Seibu Ikebukuro)
2013 Mukyunokai (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi) - every year since then
68th Spring Inten Exhibition, Spring Exhibition Prize, Ikuo Prize
2014 Solo Exhibition - Warmth from Life - (Mitsukoshi, Nihonbashi)
Incentive Prize, 69th Spring Inten Exhibition
99th Reconstructed Inten Exhibition, Encouragement Prize, Tenshin Memorial Ibaraki Prize (Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki)
The 3rd Nakamura Prize, Maeda Seison Honoring Nakamura Scholarship Society
So no Kai (Shunpudo Gallery) and annually thereafter
2015 Incentive Prize, 70th Spring Inten Exhibition
Solo Exhibition - Yuyuyu no Toki (Sogo Yokohama, Hiroshima, Kobe)
Young Power of Nihonga: Top Runner Exhibition of Nihonga (Takasaki Tower Museum of Art)
2016 The 71st Spring Inten Exhibition, Encouragement Prize, Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize
Solo Exhibition (Matsuzakaya Nagoya and Daimaru Shinsaibashi)
Shishinkai (Yanai Fine Arts) and annually thereafter
Shunko-zu (Takashimaya Department Store Nihonbashi)
2017 Incentive Prize, The 102nd Reconstructed Inten Exhibition
Solo Exhibition - Silence and a hint of Silence (Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi)
2018 Solo Exhibition (Sogo Kobe)
Solo Exhibition (Tenmaya Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuyama)
Small things are not to be seen (Takashimaya Department Store, Nihonbashi)
Incentive Prize, The 103rd Reconstructed Inten Exhibition
2019 Ikuo Hirayama and the Young Thoughts of a Japanese Painter (Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art)
The 1st Soronokai (Mitsukoshi, Nihonbashi)
2020 Solo Exhibition "The Gaze of Life" Osaka Takashimaya Kyoto Takashimaya
Solo Exhibition "When Thoughts are Born" at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo
Currently, Special Guest of Honor of the Japan Art Institute, Part-time Lecturer at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music