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Also Known As: Died: April 14, 2001
Born: January 28, 1927 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Japan Profession: Director ...
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1953:
First film, a documentary about artist Hokusai
1958:
Formed the Sogetsu Art Center
1959:
Directed second documentary "Jose Torres", profiling a NYC-based boxer; first collaboration with composer Toru Takemitsu
1962:
Feature directorial debut, "Otoshiana/Pitfall", written by frequent collaborator Kobo Abe
1964:
Breakthrough feature film, "Woman in the Dunes", adapted by Abe from his novel; became first Asian director to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award in 1965
1966:
Helmed "Tanin no Kao/The Face of Another", also written by Abe
1965:
Made a second documentary about boxer Jose Torres
1968:
Directed "Moetsukita Chizu/The Ruined Map", also adapted by Abe from his novel
1971:
Last fictional film for 18 years, "Natsu no Heiti/Summer Soldiers"
1973:
Founded the Sogetsu Ceramic Kiln at Miyazaki, Fukui Prefecture
1980:
Assumed the leadership of the Sogetsu School of Ikabana
1981:
Had one-man showing of his sculpture in Paris
:
During the 1980s, designed various garden installations
1984:
Made documentary film about artist "Antonio Gaudi"
1987:
Had one-man exhibition in Tokyo
1989:
Returned to feature filmmaking with "Rikyu"
1992:
Executive produced, wrote and directed final film, "Basara: Princess Goh"
1992:
Created a stage installation of "Turandot" for the Lyon Opera
1994:
Was involved with the city of Nagano's performance at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer
1996:
Created a large-scale bamboo sculpture exhibited at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

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