Kei Shibusawa - Nihonga(Japanese-style painting) painter -
Kei Shibusawa - Nihonga(Japanese-style painting) painter -
1949
  • Born in Kyoto, Japan. Permanent domicile is Gunma Pref.
  • Real name is Eishun.
1967
  • After graduated from Meguro 3rd Juior High and Meguro High School, began paintings under Masataka Oyabu, a painter and a professor emeritus at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, advised by granduncle Sanzo Wada, a painter and a member of The Japan Art Academy
1974
  • Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with a degree in design.
  • Had the first personal exhibition
1975
  • Married Yuki Katano. Had two girls and a boy
1977
  • Became a part-time teacher in the Faculty of Arts, Tokai University (- 1980)
  • Became a Buddist monk, stopped painting (- 1981)
1981
  • Became a part-time teacher in Odawara Women's Junior College (- 1985)
  • Had a personal exhibition at Ginza Miyuki Gallery
1982
  • Made a journey from place to place in China at first time.
  • Became a part-time teacher in Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (-1989)
1985
  • Showed paintings at the exhibition titled "Today's Japanese Paintings; Yamatane Museum Award Exhibition"
  • Became a part-time teacher in Kanto Gakuin Women's Junior College (-1989)
  • Had the first major personal exhibition in Ginza Art Center
1988
  • Had a personal exhibition at Seibu Department Store, Shibuya
1989
  • Showed paintings in Basel, Switzerland.
1990
  • Showed paintings at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store, Kyoto Daimaru Department Store and others (also in 1996)
  • Showed paintings at Tokyo Bijutsu Club Special Exhibition (also in 1991 and 1992)
  • Showed paintings at the exhibition titled "Japan Conception through Art Now" in Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Australia
  • Became a professor in desgin department, University of East Asia (- 1997)
  • Showed paintings at the exhibition titled "Contemporary Japanese Folding Screen Art" in Deutch, Ireland and Japan
1991
  • Showed paintings at the Exhibition titled "Contemporary Japanese Paintings" in National Palace Museum, China
  • Had a personal exhibitions at Daimaru Museum in Kyoto and Shinsaibashi
  • From this year to 2000, showed paintings at the exhibition titled "Exhibition of Today's Artists" in Tokyo, Kyoto, Toyama, Kanazawa and Nagoya Bijutsu Club every year
1992
  • Had the "Kei Shibusawa and Satoshi Yabuuchi Exhibition" at Ginza Kida Gallery. Had shows with Satoshi Yabuuchi six times until 2004
  • Showed paintings at New York Japan Club Gallery and Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store
  • Showed paintings at the exhibition titled "Nihonga Exhibition in Barcelona; Four Seasons" in Sagrada Familia Museum
1993
  • Had a personal exhibition in The Lefevre Gallery, London
1994
  • Had a personal exhibition presented by Jomo Newspaper and Suzuran Department Store
  • Had a personal exhibition in Art Asia Hong Kong presented by Westwood International Inc, New York
1995
  • Visited Shanghai, China invited by Chinese Goverment
  • Appeared on TV program "Art World"
  • Had a personal exhibition presented by Eizendo Gallery and Tokyo Bijutsu Club
1996
  • Showed paintings at Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum
  • Published a book of works
  • Had a personal exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Kyoto Daimaru, Abeno Kintetsu and Yokohama Sogo
1997
  • Had a personal exhibition presented by Jomo Newspaper and Suzuran Department Store
  • Had a personal exhibition at Fukuoka-Tenjin Daimaru Department Store
1998
  • Had a personal exhibition at Isetan Department Store
  • Had a personal exhibition at Museum of Ohmi Merchant, Shiga pref.
  • Painting ”Kuon Shunko” was collected by Minobu-san Kuon-ji temple
1999
  • Began making cover picture on "Monthly Minobu", magazines published by Minobu-san Kuon-ji temple, Nichiren sect. headquater (- 2004)
  • Became a guest professor in Takasaki Art Center College, now University of Creation, Art, Music and Social Work (- 2006)
  • Began serialize an essay in "Gekkan Bijutsu"
  • Formed Ichiga-Kai with Shunsuke Enoki, Hiroaki Okada, Mihoko Yagi, Shigemi Noritomi, Tatsuo Ebisawa, Rimako Horikawa, Shunichi Seki, Taro Yamagata, Seiko Katagiri and Masako Yamamoto.
  • Completed a ceiling painting at Zojoji temple, Jodo sect. headquater
  • Had a special exhibition for celebrating the completion of the ceiling painting at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Kyoto Takashimaya, Nagoya Matsuzakaya and Shizuoka Matsuzakaya
  • Had a personal exhibition at Takasaki Suzuran Department Store
2000
  • Appeared on a TV program titled "The World of Kei Shibusawa"
  • Had a personal exhibition at Maebashi Suzuran Department Store
  • Had a personal exhibition at Shinjuku Takashimaya
2001
  • Had a personal exhibition at Fukuoka-Tenjin Daimaru Department Store
  • Began showing paintings at Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Toyama and Nagoya Bijutsu Club every year
  • Became a guest professor in Minobusan University
  • Made pictures for a special print for Nichiren sect. believers as for celebrating the 750th anniversary of Nichiren sect., published by Minobusan Kuonji temple
  • Had a personal exhibition at Abeno Kintetsu Department Store
  • Had a personal exhibition at Kyoto Daimaru Department Store
2002
  • Had exhibitions "Kei Shibusawa Small Works Collection" presented by Maebashi and Takasaki Suzuran Department Store for their 50th anniversary
  • Had the special exhibition for celebrating the 30th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan presented by and had at Shanghai Museum, China
  • Published a book of works by Shanhai People's Fine Arts Publishing House
  • Painting "Jokai Seirei" had collected by Shanghai Museum
  • Had a personal exhibition at Okayama Tenmanya
2003
  • Began serialize an essay in "Gekkan Bijutsu"
2004
  • Began showing paintings at the annual event "Nihon no bi Exhibition" at Okayama, Hiroshima and Takamatsu Tenmanya every year
  • Had a personal exhibition presented by Eizendo Gallery and Tokyo Bijutsu Club
  • Showed paintings at the exhibition for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nagoya Bijutsu Club
2005
  • Had a special personal exhibition for celebrating his 30th anniversary as a painter at Nagoya Matsuzakaya Art Gallery
  • Showed paintings at Chinese International Art Gallery Expo. in Beijing
  • Showed paintings at Shanghai Art Expo.
  • Had a personal exhibition at Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store
  • Had a personal exhibition at Shinsaibashi Sogo Department Store
  • Showed paintings at the exhibition for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tokyo Bijutsu Club
2006
  • Had a personal exhibition at Hiroshima and Fukuyama Tenmanza Department Store
  • Had exhibitions with Shinji Maki at Maebashi and Takasaki Suzuran Department Store
  • Had a personal exhibition at Abeno Kintetsu Department Store
2007
  • Suffered from multiple myeloma. Had to stop working for about an year.
  • Works were shown at the International Asian Art Fair in New York
  • Works were shown at the special exhibition for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mitsukoshi art department
  • A one-man exhibition were held at Beijing, China
  • Works were shown at the exhibition for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Kyoto Bijutsu Club
2008
  • Works were shown at the World's Fine Art Fair in Moscow
  • Works were shown at the exhibition for celebrating the 30th anniversary of Toyama Bijutsu Club
2009
  • A one-man exhibition were held at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sendai, Fukuoka, Takamatsu, Matsuyama, Niigata and Sapporo, Japan
2010
  • Gave a speech on a dinner and floor shows in Hiroshima Tenmanya Hotel, Japan
  • One-man exhibition were held at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Chiba
  • Works were shown at the special exhibition in Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuyama and Takamatsu Tenmanya Department Store
  • Works have been shown at the exhibitions titled “21st Century Exhibition --dento kara no sozo” since 2001 in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Toyama and Nagoya Bijutsu Club
  • Works were shown in State Russian Museum, Russia
  • One-man exhibition were held at Tokyo Bijutsu Club sponsored by Eizendo Gallery
  • His 58th one-man exhibition were held at Kintetsu Abeno Department Store
20111
  • One-man exhibition were held at Fukuyama Tenmanya Department Store in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
At Present
  • Independent from any painter's association
  • Nichiren sect. teacher

photo by Koichi Inakoshi