Biography

1946   Born Sapporo Japan
1947   Moved to Yokohama
1949   Studied Nihonga under Kataoka Tamako ( Member Japan Art Institute, Japan Art Academy,
Person of Cultural Merit, Order of Culture, d.2008)
1969   Graduated Osaka Technical University
1969   Commenced employment with NEC
1971   Left NEC to study in America at the Gemological Institute of America
Studied jewelry manufacture in America
Returned to Japan and opened independent studio at home in Aoyama and began individual design and sales. From design, to manufacture and sales all done solo in house.
Personal selection of gemstones on trips to Thailand and India, design begins after selection of stones.Works selected for publication in leading Japanese fashion and lifestyle publications
1978   Returned to America to continue study, returned to Japan the following year 1982 Studied with Italian jewelry design and manufacturing company
1985   Opened jewelry boutique in Tokyo Shinbashi
Studied jewelry manufacture in Hong Kong and Bangkok

Exhibitions
1989   Solo show at Hotel New Otani
1990   Solo show at Dai-ichi Hotel
1995   Moved studio and boutique to Tokyo Yoyogi
2005   New York Hotel Westin Solo Show
2006   Paris Hotel Park Hyatt Solo Show

Articles
Kateigaho International Japan June 2006, June 2007
Dream France November 2006, December 2006
Univers Des Arts France December 2006
Mixt France March 2007

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Lesley Kehoe