Project Area :
Graphic Design / Advertising Design / Signage / Packaging / Book Design,Editorial / Type Design / Illustration
Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, in 1947. Graduated from Kuwasawa Design Research Institute in 1968. Founder of Workshop Mu! in 1970 where he was involved in designing many albums for Japanese rock bands. Established The Studio Tokyo Japan, now TSTJ, Inc, 1977. From this period was the Art Director for the rock group Yellow Magic Orchestra, responsible for designing the group’s album covers, posters, films, staging and commercials. In 1982 won the Tokyo ADC Award for his stage design for YMO. ADC Award in ’84, ’85 and ’86 for book design. From 1985 traditional Nihonga style was incorporated into his graphic design. In 1987, designed a poster series themed “Setugekka” (Snow, Moon, Flower) for the 80th anniversary of Nippon Kakoh Sishi and another poster series for the Editorial Engineering Library. In 1989, began using computers to create digital graphic design. From 1989 to 1992 created graphic works in the Nihonga style for the Ohara School of Ikebana. In 1990 his art was selected by the Imperial Household agency for the Daijo-sai (a ceremony for the enthronement of the new Emperor). In 1993 created a poster to commemorate the 1,200th Anniversary of the Heian Capital on the theme of “Tradition and Creative Form”. In 2005 created a series of woodblock prints on the theme of “Tokyo Beauties Of Yanagibashi”. Received the ADC Members Award in 2015. Member of Tokyo ADC, JAGDA and TDC. Professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design.