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latest issue(2016,joint authorship)

India's National Academy of Letters (SAHITYA AKADEMI) Fellowhip 2011 winning prize.


1958, in Nagoya, Japan

CV(Curriculum Vitae)

4.1977 Enterd in Nagoya University.
3.1981 Graduated from the art science Department,school of Literature Nagoya University.
3.1983 Graduated M.A.course at the University of Nagoya graduate school of Literature.
9.1983 Went to abroad to study at University of Pune as a Ministry of education-sponsored students.
3.1986 Completed Ph.D course at the University of Nagoya graduate school of Literature.
9.2007 Obtained a Doctor of Literature at Hanazono University.
9.2011 India's National Academy of Letters (SAHITYA AKADEMI) researcher.

Work history

4.1993-3.1994 Visiting lecturer at Ochanomizu University.
4.1994-3.1998 Visitin lecturer at St.Andrew's University.
4.1996-9.2013 Visitin lecturer at Hanazono University.
4.1997-3.1999 Visiting lecturer at Nara Sangyo University.
4.1998-3.2004 Visiting lecturer at Chukyo University.
4.1999-3.2002 Visiting lecturer at Nagoya University.
4.1999-3.2000 Visitin lecturer at Meijo University
10.1999-3.2000 Visiting lecturer at Aichi University of Education.
3.2000 Dispatch investigator in the Japanese Government Angkor Vat restoration preservation business by the UNESCO fund
10.2001-2004 Hanazono University's International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism resarcher.
10.2001- Visiting lecturer at Aichi Gakuin University.
10.2001- Visiting lecturer at Kyoto University of art and design.
10.2001- Visiting lecturer at Aichi University of the Arts.
4.2004- Tedukayama Gakuin University.
4.2010- lecturer at Toho Gakuin.
4.2013- Visiting lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art.
4.2013-3.2014 Visiting lecturer at Nagoya University of Arts.
4.2013-3.2018 Ryukoku University's "RIBC" Research Institule for Buddhist Culuture Research fellow.
4.2013-3.2015 Visiting lecturer at Chubu University.
4.2014-3.2018 Visiting lecturer at Tokyo Institute of Technology.
4.2017-3.2018 The Nakamura Hajime Eastern Institute.(Research Scholar)
The Eastern Academy.(Superintendent(Kansai Branch)Senior Lecturer)
4.2018- Lecturer at Todaiji Kangakuin Academy.
4.2018- Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures Ryukoku University Visiting fellow.


4.1986 Style of the Doorway in Later Cave Temples of Ajanta The Bulletin of Department of Art History, Nagoya University pp93-129
3.1988 A Report on the Cave Temples of Gathotokaccha: A Chronological Study ARS BUDDHICA,The Great Sites of The World Vol.8: India, Kodan-Sha pp75-99
5.1988 Brief history of Ajanta(translation) Arty Vol.4 Ohtani University the society for Indian culture researches report pp40-60
10.1989 On the Puja Instruments of Buddhist Ceremony Nihon no Bijutsu vol.281, Shibundo
12.1993 Some Aspects on the Wheel of Life in Ajanta Paintings Mandara to Rinne,Kosei Shuppan pp270-296
12.1996 Indian's art from the life of Buddha. Edited by Akira Miyaji "the biographies of buddha of the spread and transformation ―along Silk Road of the Butsuden art." bulletin of the Research Center for Silk Roadology pp9-17、110-134
1996 On the Narrative Scenes from the Life of the Buddha in Ancient India Journal of Comparative Folklore pp12-17
12.1999 Narrative Scenes of Buddha’s First Meditation in India Journal of Comparative Folklore pp1-6
10.2005 An Essay on Nasik Cave no.17 Buddhist Art and Historical Culture,Hozokan pp47-71
2005.11 Some aspects of the early Buddhist cave temples~a study of Panhale-Kaji Essays commemorative on the Dr. Motohiro Yoritomi sixtieth birthday "Some aspects of Mandara and culture" vol.2,Hozokan pp205-221
2006 Reconsideration of early Buddhist cave templess in India Studies in aesthetics and art history,Nagoya University pp1-18
2006 On the Buddha statues of Kanheri Cave no.3 Mikkyo-Zuzo pp1-15
2007 Aspects of Buddhist temples as the Place of the ascetic practices.-Through the establishment and the development of the Indian Buddhist cave temples-」 a doctoral dissertation
2008 A Sutdy of Ganesh-Lena Cave no.7, Junnar Pan-Asian Buddhist Art, Chuokoron pp47-77
「Book review ;Harsha V. Dehejia ,Leaves of a Pipal Tree,」 SAMBHASA,27 pp180-182
2011 A study on the doorway decoration in the Indian temple architecture―its formation process― Kajima art study annual report Vol.27 ,The kajima foundation for the arts. pp.344-353
2014 Art History of Orient Kyoto University of arts,a joint work
2016 Art History of Asia Musashino University of Arts,a joint work
3.1987 Ajanta Cave Temples a joint work Asahi News Paper Publications,
3.1988 The Great Sites of The World Vol.8: India, a joint work kodan-Sha
1998 Buddha—The Spread of Buddhist Art in Asia a joint work Exhibition Catalogue,NHK
2000 The Concise History of Oriental Art a joint work Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha
2001 "The Cave Temples of Western India",Encyclopedia of World Ar t India(1) a joint work Shogakukan
2002 Study on the spread and development of Buddhist art from India to China. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Report,a joint work Nagoya University
1.2002 Indian Art(translation from Vidya Dehejia’s work) a joint work Iwanami Shoten
7.2002 Buddhist art encyclopedia a joint work Tokyo-shoseki
2007(H19) A aspects of Religious Arts in India. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Report,a joint work
2.2009 Indian Buddhist Cave Temples: The Development of Their Styles Sankibo-Busshorin
2.2013 History of art of Asia molding -The Korean Peninsula, west Asia, Central Asia India- a joint work Geijutsu-gakusha
invited lecture National Academy of Letters (Chennai Branch) “Buddhism and Buddhist art,” lecture at Sahitya Akademi, Chennai Branch, on 23 January, 2013.
invited lecture National Academy of Letters (Kolkata Branch) “Buddhist art of Japan reflected Indian art,” lecture at Sahitya akademi, Kolkata Branch, on 14 September, 2012.
invited lecture Santiniketan University “Buddhist Iconography at Todaiji Temple,Nara Japan,”lecture at Santiniketan University, on 13 September, 2012.
invited lecture Asiatic society in Mumbai “On Vairocana Buddha: Buddhist art reflected by Hindu art,” lecture at Darbar Hall, Asiatic Society, Mumbai, on 05 September, 2012.
invited lecture National Academy of Letters (The Delhi headquarters) “Buddhist art between India and Japan,”lecture at Sahitya Akademi, Delhi (India National Academy of Literature) on 22 August, 2012.


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