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1948 / Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
1968  / Enrolled in Tama Art University,Tokyo
1972  / Studies of Ai-gatazome [Japanese indigo stencil dyeing] under a Matsubara brothers. [Their father, Sadakichi Matsubara who has since passed away, was a living national treasure. ]
1973 / 
Enrolled India National University of Visva-Bharati to study the techniques and the history of dyeing in India and India indigo dyeing .[ I focussed especially on ethnic costumes of India,
woodblocks and dyeing, and the indigo blue of India.]
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1975 / Graduated from Tama Art University with degree of Master of Art and Craft.
1976  / Started the cultivation of Japanese indigo plants for personal use.
1977 / Found ANZAI Indigo Stencil Art Dyeing [Ai-gatazome] Studio.
Established "Heki -•Ι-", study group for dyeing fabric.
1980 /  Invited by Surface Design Association ,U.S.A. to present workshops and lectures on Japanese indigo stencil dyeing [Ai-gatazome] at ten universities and  two art centers in the
United Ststes.
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1984 / Invited to demonstrate and hold workshops in Japanese indigo stencil dyeing at "1984 Japan in Rotterdam", the Netherlands. Researched and studied ancient textiles in museums in the Netherlands , the United Kingdom, France, and Germany .
1986 / Solo Exhibition , Tokyo American Club Gallery , Tokyo.
Researched and studied textiles in India.
1988 /  Featured in the television program"The Message of My Mind ", broadcasted by N.H.K, for an introduction and demonstration of my work.
1990 / Featured on TV Aichi for a description of my works. 
1991  / Invited to exhibit "A Cross of Fiber Art Costumers on the exhibition ", South Korea . 
1994  /

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Invited to exhibit three works shown at Crafts Gallery , The National Museum of  Modern Art ,Tokyo .
Designed the package of  "The KINU[Œ¦E‚«‚ʁ[[ Japanese hiragana  characters ] Soap"for
Kanebo Co.,Ltd .
1995 / Invited to exhibit "The International Exchange Exhibition of Textile Design ", South Korea. 
1996  / My work purchased by The National Museum of Modern Art ,Tokyo . 
1999 / Research and study of Indonesian dyeing and weaving, including indigo. 
2000 / Solo exhibition, Kimono Art Museum, Tokyo. 
2003 /
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Solo exhibition, Gallery Kei, Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Featured on Sky Perfect TV program "A Color from Ancient Times of Japan " for an introduction and demonstration of my work.
 
2004 / Solo exhibition, Gallery Kou, Tokyo. 
2005 /  Solo exhibition, Gallery Kei, Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Member of the examination committee of the 41th Kanagawa Fine-Arts Exhibition 2005 .
 
2008  / Comprehensive solo big exhibition ,  Keio Plaza Hotel Lobby Gallery , shinjuku , Tokyo . 
2016 / Published Japanese indigo stencil art dyeing [ Ai-kataezome } work collection . -clicks-
2017  / Researched textiles in Peru. -clicks-
     
      Since 1978 , my work was featured in 148 times solo Exhibition and 15 group exhibitin.
      In 2003 , I featured Gallery- K , Atsugi , Kanagawa-prefecture ,Japan .
                    Arts & Crafts gallery-K Owner .

 Other Activities   Lectures and workshops I conducted include. 
     "Japanese indigo blue and Japanese stencil art dyeing "  
     "Japanese natural dyeing[known as plants and vegetable dyes] " 
   

Introductory demonstration of vegetable dyes for 150-160 fifth graders of Atsugi Municipal  Sanda Elementary School in 2001-2003.

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 Public Collection   The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo . 
   

Atsugi Chamber of Commerce & Industry 5F Hall, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan . 

     
     ATSUGI dyeing-with-vegetable [ natural ] dyeing study group  superintendence Vegetable(plant) dye researcher in Japan
     

Studio ANZAI   Post No : 243-0211 
    166-2 , Sanda Atsugi-city Kanagawa-pref , Japan .
               @@@  Tel & Fax 046-241-7613
 
Gallery kei    Post No : 243-0014 
    1-34-1, Asahi-tiyou Atsugi-city Kanagawa-pref , Japan .
                         Tel & Fax 046-227-1858

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