1940 Born as twins in Osaka.
1960 Won the Golden Award and the Special Award at the National Exhibition of Sightseeing
1962 Graduated from the design department at Tama Art College. Published a hand-printed
picture book "Shibaten" during his college years.
1965 The first private exhibition of his art work at Nantenshi Gallery. Published his first picture
1971 "Shibaten" was published by a publisher.
1974 Won the fifth Kodansha Publication Culture Award with "Fukimanbuku." Submitted to the
first "Hitohito Exhibition: the Black Sun Seven Artists" as an establishing member of the
Hitohito Society, from which he withdrew in 1992.
1975 Published gYaginoshizukah or gShizuka the Goat,h which gained public favor, but went out
of print. (Later published from Kaiseisha after largely redrawn.) Started struggling to
destroy his previous style and create a new style.
1980 Broke a new ground with his new style in gHora, Ishikorogaokkochitayo. Ne, Wasureyouyoh
or gHey, a Pebble Fell. Well, Letfs Forget.h
1989 Won the Nippon Picture Book Award with gTobebattah or gLeap, Grasshopper.h
1990 Won the Shogakkan Picture Award and Illustratorfs Yearbook Award with gTobebatta.h
Started fighting against the construction of a large waste repository in Hinode Town, and
joined the movement for protecting Hinode Forest from destruction and chemical pollution,
and conducting its environmental conservation activities. (The fight is still going on.)
1992 Published his autobiographical essay, gEnonakanobokunomurah or gMy Village in the
Picture,h which was made into a movie directed by Youichi Higashi in 1996 and won a
Silver Bear at Berlin International Film
1998 Developed a cancer caused by chemicals from the waste repository and moved to Izu
Peninsula. Started creating art works using natural materials from the Hinode Forest.
2003 Published a collection of his art works made with nuts, gKimihananiosgaiteru?h or gWhat are
you looking for?h from Arton Co. Ltd. Opened gAll of Taima Seizo Exhibitionh at Ikeda
20th Century Memorial Museum.
2004 Private exhibition at Matsudai Noubutai Gallery, gSeimeinokioku Kinomi Taima
Seizo- tenh (gThe exhibition of Seizo Taima, Memory of Life: Nutsh), using nuts as
the only material. Published gGaoh and gMokurenojisan,h picture books of his works with nuts.
2005 Three-man exhibition with Koichi Tanikawa and Chizuru Miyasako at Nerima Art Museum
2006 Two-man exhibition with his twin brother, Yukihiko, at the Museum of Art, Kochi, and
also at Niitsu Art Forum in Niigata in 2007.
2008 Exhibition of the original drawings of his picture books at the Hiratsuka Museum of Art,
and gTashima Seizo Ehontokinomi-tenh (gThe Exhibition of Seizo Taima: Picture Books
and Nutsh) at Sanada Elementary School at Tokamachi City, Niigata.
2009 Submitted his works to the fourth Tumari Triennale