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Hiroshi SENJU

Born in Tokyo, 1958.
Obtained BFA and MFA from the Tokyo University of Arts. Withdrew from the doctoral program after fulfilling the credit requirements at the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts. Received Honorable Mention at 46th La Biennale di Venezia. His works are installed and collected by institutions/ museums such as Shofuso, Philadelphia, USA, Daitokuji Jukoin Temple, Yakushiji Temple and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA. Former President of Kyoto University of Art & Design. Presently Professor in Kyoto University of Art & Design.

Miwa KOMATSU

Born in Nagano, 1984. Graduated from Joshi College of Art and Design. Donated Shin-Fudoki to Izumo Grand Shrine and is permanently exhibited at Shinkoden. Collaborating with Kazuyuki Ishihara, she created Komainu and participated to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Her work won Gold Medal and is collected in the British Museum. A documentary TV program “Jonetsu Tairiku” featured Komatsu’s art creation. Her latest work will be collected and exhibited in WTC, NY. She is also an expert in naginata.

Kiichi SUMIKAWA

Born in Shimane, 1931. Obtained BFA and MFA in Sculpture Course of Tokyo University of Arts. Former President of Tokyo University of Arts. Studied under Denchu HIRAKUSHI. Engaged in supervising the design of Tokyo Sky Tree. Created numerous environmental sculptures such as the Tower of Wind Tower of Tokyo Bay Aqua Line or Yaesu GranRoof of Tokyo Station. Presently Professor Emeritus and Advisor of Tokyo University of Arts. Member of the Japan Art Academy. Person of Cultural Merit.

Eikoh HOSOE

Born in Yamagata, 1933. Graduated from Tokyo Junior College of Photography. Directed and produced short film “Navel and the A-Bomb”. Produced many important works such as Man and Woman, Ordeal by Roses and Kamaitachi. Received numerous awards including the 150th Anniversary Special Medal from Royal Photographic Society (UK). Became the first Japanese to receive the Lucie Awards. Honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. Person of Cultural Merit. Professor Emeritus at Tokyo Polytechnic University.

Yoshiyasu TAMURA

Born in Gunma, 1977. Graduated from Gunma University, Faculty of Education. Started drawing manga series Fudegami on Monthly Shonen Jump from 2003. At the same time, began career as painter inspired by Western style. After having his work exhibited at “Nihonga ZERO”, exhibition under supervision of Takashi MURAKAMI, started exhibiting at numerous overseas art fairs. Held solo exhibition at Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence, Italy. Collaborated with London fashion brand McQ Alexander McQueen for women autumn /winter collection 2014.

Hiroko KOSHINO

Born in Osaka. Studied under Masao HARA. Debuted collection in Tokyo in 1977 to now and in Paris from 1982-1992 and 2009-2010. Became the first Japanese designer to join Alta Moda, Rome. Start exhibiting artworks in Japan and overseas.
Opened KH GALLERY in Ginza and in Ashiya, Kobe.

Rieko MORITA

Born in Hy -ogo,1955. MFA in Japanese Painting from Kyoto City University of Arts. Visiting professor, Kyoto City University of Arts visiting professor. Shunkiten Award at the Spring Soga Exhibition. Honorable mention at the Tokyo Central Museum Japanese Painting Grand Prix Exhibition. Grand Prix at the Kawabata Ryushi Grand Prix Exhibition. Yamatane Museum Japanese Painting Grand Prix Exhibition. Award: Kyoto Cultural prize, Incentive prize (Study abroad), Takashimaya Art prize, Kyoto City Art New Face prize,
Kyoto prefecture Cultural Contribution prize, Kyoto bijyutu prize, and many other prizes.

Reiichi TSUCHIYA

Born in Gifu,1946. Graduated Musashino Art University.Studied under Toichi KATO. Member of NIHON GEIJITSU IN. Nitten vice chief director. Professor Emeritus, Visiting professor, KANAZAWA COLLEGE OF ART. Award: Specialties·Hakujyu prize, Encouragement prize, Nissyunn prize, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports prize, MOA Mokithi OKADA prize·Excellence prize, Japan Art Academy prize and many other prizes.

Koji KINUTANI

Born in Nara,1943. The Culture of Merit. Member of NIHON GEIJITSU IN. Professor Emeritus, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Professor at -Osaka University of the Arts and Music. Finished the post graduate course on murals at Tokyo National University of Fine arts and Music. Entered the Academy in Venice and studied classical and contemporary fresco techniques. Award: -Ohashi prize, Dokuritsu prize, Yasui prize, Japan Art Academy prize and many other prizes. Member of DOKURITSU BIJUTSU Association.

Satoshi Omura

Born in Yamanashi. Obtained Ph.D. at the Tokyo University
of Science. World leader in bioorganic chemistry and has contributed to the welfare of mankind. Known for his love of art and art collections. Received numerous awards including 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Decorated with France’s l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur Chevalier, the Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Order of Culture. Person of Cultural Merits. Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Kitasato University and President Emeritus of Joshibi University of Art and Design.