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Dartmouth, NS

"I try to draw out the best from the material I see... and I think teaching is the same. Students have their own qualities and I try to draw the best out of them."

· Born in Tokyo, Japan, immigrated to Canada in 1971

· Master of Fine Arts, weaving, textile dyeing and printing, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, US 1965-67
· Bachelor of Fine Art, Tama Fine Arts College, Tokyo, Japan 1960-1964

Selected Exhibitions:
· "5th In Our Hands", Nagoya Trade and Industry Centre, Nagoya, Japan 2000
· "Dressing Down", Oakville Galleries Centennial Gallery, Oakville, ON 1998
· "Meta Textiles", Mount St.Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS 1996
· "Conceptual Textiles:Material Meanings", John Michael Kohlar Arts Centre, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, 1996

Selected Professional Experience:
· Assistant and Associate Professor of Textiles, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1976 - present
· Visiting Lecturer, Bunka Gakuin Art Institute, Tokyo, Japan, 2001
· Research trip to Southwest China, Kweichow Province, on textiles of Miao Tribes, 2000
· Organizing the yearly Exhibition of Japanese contemporary textiles for Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS 1997 - 2000
· Visiting Artist, Devon House Craft Gallery and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador, St.John's, NL 1997
· Exhibition Designer for "A Celebration of Textiles: Handweaving by the Yard", Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS 1997



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