- About Eizo & Toichi
- About Toichi
- He was born in Mitono-cho in Gifu City, the 5th son of Umetaro and his wife Tame.
- 1934 (age 18)
- He graduated from Gifu Junior High School.
- 1941 (age 25)
- He entered the department of Japanese-style painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts.
- 1947 (age 31)
- He graduated from the department of Japanese-style painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts and joined Issai-sha.
His first exhibited piece “Hidden Sun” received a prize for the first time at the 3rd Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (Nitten).
- 1948 (age 32)
- He studied under Hoshun Yamaguchi.
- 1952 (age 36)
- His work “Spreading Field” received a special commendation at the 8th Nitten.
- 1955 (age 39)
- His work “Sand dunes” received both a special commendation (second time) and the Hakuju Award at the 11th Nitten.
- 1961 (age 45)
- He was appointed as a judge for the first time at the 4th New Nitten (Shin Nitten) and held the position from then on.
- 1970 (age 54)
- He received the Prime Minister Prize at the 2nd reorganized Nitten for “Beach in the Afterglow.”
- 1975 (age 59)
- He was appointed as a director of the Nitten Foundation.
He exhibited “Wind God” at the 7th reorganized Nitten.
This was painted with the intention of pairing with his brother’s painting, “Thunder God.”
- 1977 (age 61)
- His work “Mandala” won the Japan Art Academy Prize at the 8th reorganized Nitten.
He was appointed as an executive director of the Nitten Foundation.
- 1984 (age 68)
- He became a member of the Japan Art Academy.
- 1987 (age 71)
- He was appointed as the secretary general of the Nitten Foundation.
- 1989 (age 73)
- He was appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of the Nitten Foundation.
- 1991 (age 75)
- He received the 1st Citizen Honor Award of Gifu City.
- 1993 (age 77)
- He completed his wall painting in Osho-in Room of Kinkaku-ji Temple.
- 1995 (age 79)
- He was designated a Person of Cultural Merit.
- 1996 (age 80)
- He was appointed as an advisor to the Nitten Foundation.
He was selected as an honorary citizen of Gifu City.
He passed away on December 31.
His piece “Prayer” for the 28th Nitten became his last work.
He was awarded Senior Forth Rank and the Second Class with the Order of the Sacred Treasure.
- He was selected as an honorary citizen of Fujisawa City.