1940      Born as twins in Osaka. 
@@@@@@(His twin brother, YukihikoTashima, is a dyer and picture
book author.) 
Spent his childhood in Kouchi Prefecture.

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

              book, "Furuyanomori."
1969      Won the Golden Apple Award at the second Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava, BIB.
@@@@@@Moved to Hinode Village (now Hinode Town) in Tokyo.

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 Festival.

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

in Tokyo. 

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
@@@@@@Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale (abandoned shool was wholly renovated to a museum named
@@@@@@hEhon to Kinomi no Bijyutsukan (Museum of Picture Books and Nuts)"
2011@@ Solo exhibition at Fukuyma Museum
2013@@Setouchi Triennale, projects of "Aozora Aquarium" and "Path in thr Forest"


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