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Born in Yamagata Prefecture, 1951. Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography, 1977.


Awards

Selected One-person Exhibitions

"On the Shadow", P.G.I. (1998), "Wind and Snail", P.G.I.Shibaura (1996), "Contact Prints: To Observe and Continue to Observe", P.G.I. (1994), "Contact Print Stories", Laurence Miller Gallery, NewYork (1992), "Contact Print Series", Gallery Hosomi, Tokyo (1992), "New Delicate - Shikaku", Route Gallery, Tokyo (1990), "VVV Filmorogie", FROG, Tokyo(1989), "Imagery 72 - Kumo", Gallery Yo, Tokyo (1987), "Eyes 3", Gallery Owl, Tokyo (1981), "Photographic", Gallery Owl, Tokyo (1981), "Test- Circumference of Consciousness", Gallery Owl, Tokyo (1981), "Eyes 2", Gallery Owl, Tokyo (1980), "Eyes", Gallery Owl, Tokyo (1980), "Process ÅEEye", Gallery Owl,Tokyo (1979)


Selected Group Exhibitions

"Internationale Fototage Herten", Herten (1999),"Exploring Photography: From the Museum Collection", National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (1999), "Japanese Photography - FromIn / Out - Part 3: Contemporary Scenery 1985-95", Tokyo Metropolitan Museumof Photography, Tokyo (1996), "Some Grids", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (1996), "Photography and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 1953-1995", National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (1995), "Photography and Beyond in Japan", Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (1994-95), "Cross and Square Grids", Museum of Modern Art Saitama,Urawa (1994), "Contemporary Human Images", Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo (1994), " When The Body Becomes Art", Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo (1994), "Speaking Through Photography II", Photography Center, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo (1991), "Japanese Contemporary Photography: Twelve Viewpoints", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (1990), "Assemblage Photography 9 - New Delicate", FROG, Tokyo (1990), "Photographic Aspect of Japanese Art", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya (1987-88)


Public Collections
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Houston, U.S.A.; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A.; The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, U.S.A.; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A

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