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Artwork by Yoji Kuri

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Yoji Kuri

1928

Born in Sabae City of Fukui Prefecture.

1956

Graduated from the Art Department of Bunka Gakuin.

1958

Received the Fourth Bungei Shunju Cartoon Award, and a Special Prize at Nika Exhibition.

1960

Formed "Animation Group of Three" together with Hiroshi Manabe and Ryohei Yanagihara, and held the first Sogetsu Animation Screenings in Tokyo.

1962

Animation short "Human Zoo" won the Special Jury Prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival.

1963

Animation short "Human Zoo" won the Lion of San Marco Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Animation short "LOVE" won the Lion of San Marco Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

1964

Animation short "LOVE" won the Grand Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany and the Golden Dragon at the Krakow Film Festival, Poland.

Animation short "The Button" won the Special Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland.

Went on making new animation shorts "Mini Mini Animation" every week for the TV program "11 PM" presented by Nippon Television Network Corporation for 18 years.

1965

Jury at the Annecy International Animation Festival, France.

Animation short "FLOWER" won the Second Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, Canada.

Animation short "AOS" won the Grand Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

Animation short "The Room" won the Lion of San Marco Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Animation short "What Do You Think?" won the Special Jury Prize at Tours Film Festival, France.

1967

Animation short "Au Fou!" won the Grand Prize at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, and also won the Grand Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival.

1969

Received a Special Prize at Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain.

1973

Animation short "The Midnight Parasites" won the Silver Award at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.

1974

"Animation films by Yoji Kuri" won the Southern Cross Award at the Adelaide Film Festival, Australia.

Animation short "POP" won the Second Prize at Zagreb Film Festival, former Yugoslavia

1977

Animation short "MANGA" won the Bronze Dragon at Krakow Film Festival.

1982

Received the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon.

1988

Exhibition "Yoji Kuri・Space Collage Exhibition" at Musee d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

1992

Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon.

1993

Jury at the Annecy International Animation Festival, France.

Awarded the ASIFA Prize for years of contribution to the art of animation.

Held many one-man exhibitions of his paintings at various art galleries and museums.

1994

Exhibition "Human Beings of Eros and Humor" at Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art.

1995

Exhibition "The World of Yoji Kuri" in Sabae city, Fukui, Japan.

1998

Retrospective of Yoji Kuri and One-man Exhibition at Stuttgart, Germany.

2006

Received the 2nd Award of Merit at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2006.

2011

Received The Order of the Rising Sun.

2012

Received Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zagreb International Animation Festival.

2017

“Crazy Manga” won Grand Prize of Japan Cartoonists Association Award.

Received Fukui Shimbun Bunka Sho (Fukui Newspaper Prize for Culture).

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