1912
Born in Toyooka City, Hyôgo Prefecture, Japan.

1939
Minister of Education Award for Three Nation Sho Exhibition (Japan, China & Manchuria).

1949
Published the first issue of "Beauty of Sho" (1949-53).

1951-    
Published the first issue of "Bokubi.”

1952    
Organized the Bokujin Group with four other sho artists.
Lectured at Wakayama University (1952-61)

1954
Assisted in organizing for a tour through Europe the exhibition "Japanese Sho.“

1962    
Together with the City of Darmstadt organized an exhibition of modern Japanese sho, "Sinn und Zeichen.”
Visited Germany at the invitation of the German government to participate in cultural exchange.

1963    
Cooperated with the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany, in organizing the exhibition "Schrift und Bild."
On the invitation of the Staatliche Kunsthalle began an extended trip through Europe and America lecturing, demonstrating and showing films on sho.

1968    
Lectured on sho from January through March on NHK Television, Japan.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1953    
"Bokujin Group Exhibition” held twice a year—spring in Tokyo and fall in Kyoto (1954~present).

1954    
"Bokujin Group Exhibition" held at Collete Allendy Gallery, Paris, and at Apollo Gallery in Brussels.

1957    
"Bokujin Group Exhibition" held at World House Gallery in New York City.

1968
"Modern Japanese Sho Exhibition" sponsored by the Tokyo Times (1968~present, yearly).


INVITED EXHIBITIONS

1953    
"Salon Octobre”, Craven Gallery, Paris.

1954    
"Japanese and American Abstract Art", National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
"Japanese Sho", traveling exhibition through Europe (Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy).

1958    
"Trends in Abstract Art”, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
"Carnegie International Art Exhibition", Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

1959    
"Fifth San Paulo Biennial", Sao Paulo, Brazil.
"Carnegie International Art Exhibition", Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
"Modern Japanese Ink-painting", traveling exhibition, U.S.A.

1962    
"Sinn und Zeichen", traveling exhibition of modern Japanese sho, Germany.
"Visual and Plastic Arts of Modern Japan", National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

1963    
"Trends in Modern Art”, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
"Schrift und Bild", Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
"Modern Japanese Sho", Modern Art Museum of Australia, Australia.

1964    
"Modern Japanese Art" Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

1966    
"The First Japan Art Festival", traveling exhibition through the U.S.A. (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh).

1967    
"The Second Japan Art Festival", traveling exhibition through the U.S.A. (Houston, New Orleans, Cleveland).
"Man and His World", Expo Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.

1968    
"Mutual Influence between Japanese and Western Art”, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, sponsored by the National Museum of Modern Art and the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO. "The Third Japan Art Festival", traveling exhibition (Mexico City, St. Louis).

1970
"Discovery of Harmony", Expo Museum of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan.


ONE MAN EXIBITIONS

1953    
Mi Chou Gallery, New York City, U.SA.

1954    
Gallery of Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Japan.
Yamada Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.

1955    
Hudtwalcker Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany.
Brusberg Gallery, Hannover, Germany.

196
n Japan Festival, Ingelheim, Germany.

1969    
Traveling one man exhibition through Canada circurated by the Extension Services of National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1969^70).

1970    
Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin.