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SLR photography since 1981


Graphic Design Award:

The prize of "UN and UNESCO

50th Anniversary Stamp Design Contest",

the original picture "Harmonious hearts" was issued as a Japanese National stamp on

the 24th October.


Photography Award: First Prize for sports photography. Organised by "Number", affiliated magazine of

"Sports Illustrated."

Tomoca Aoyama, MA ARPS


Garden Media Guild, UK

Professional Garden Photographers’ Association, UK (PGPA)

International House of Japan

1997 - 1999 Falmouth College or Arts, Cornwall, UK. Photography & graphic design

PostGraduate diplomat & Master of Arts

1997/2000 Cornwall College, Cornwall, UK.

BTEC HNC Graphic Design and Illustration

BTEC HND Multimedia Design.

1990 - 1994 Simul Academy of International Communication, Tokyo.

Advanced English Course.

1989 - 1991 Setsu Mode Seminar, Tokyo.

1990 - 1992 Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Art management & Museology.

Japanese national Curator Qualification

1991 “The Umbrellas”

Project by Christo & Jeanne-Claude,

as an interpreter & publicity assistant.

1984 - 1997 worked as a public relations assistant, art & photo librarian, interpreter.  Freelance greeting card business and graphic designer.

1980 - 1984 Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo.  BA degree in library science and education. Japanese national Librarian qualification

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solo exhibitions

group exhibitions

August 2005

Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo

Photographs were shown as an integral part of tea ceremony utensils and for contemporary everyday life.

Garden Photographers' Exhibition

2006 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

2004 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

2003 Geffrye Museum, London

2002 RHS Lindley Library, London


The Art & the Garden gallery at GROW 2003

The Sandown Exhibition Centre, Esher, Surrey


Mitsukoshi Shinjuku, Tokyo


Mitsukoshi Shinjuku, Tokyo

1997 - 1999

a number of group Exhibition in the UK

1987 - 1993

a number of Group exhibition of Matsuura Patchwork Group, Tokyo

 March 2006 
“H2O” liquid images 
Aso Bijutsu Gallery, Ginza Tokyo../eastMIXwest_exhibition/exhibition_H20.html
 October 2004
"TRIPLE LEAVES: photographic poetry" 
Gallery Toki no kaze, Tokyo../eastMIXwest_exhibition/exhibition_3_LEAVES.html
 May 2004
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London../eastMIXwest_exhibition/exhibition_TES.html
 May 2004
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
took part the RHS "the year of gardening"../eastMIXwest_exhibition/exhibition_SAKURA.html
December 2003
“Colour Harmony”
Mitsukoshi Shinjuku, Tokyo -  photographic exhibition with tea ceremony reception../eastMIXwest_exhibition/exhibition_NAGOMI.html
2001 - 2002 
Hospital Arts Exhibition by Vital Arts
"TOKYO EYES: east and west”
St. Bartholomew's hospital,London, took part of "Japan 2001" Anglo- Japanese  cultural exchange event.../eastMIXwest_exhibition/exhibition_TE_2001.html

April 2000

"TOKYO EYES: Cornwall’s gardens”

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

June 1999

"Water's Edge"

At the Open Space, Cornwall UK


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 April - May 2009
“NAOSHIMA heart” design proposal exhibition
at kenaf atelier, naoshima kagawa  japan../eastMIXwest_photo_chronicles/NAOSHIMA_heart/NAOSHIMA_heart.html