1937 Born July 13 Osaka, Japan.
© Naruaki Onishi
1960 Graduated from Tokyo University of Arts with a major in oil painting under Ryohei Koiso.
Awarded scholarship by Italian government to study in Rome.
1960-62 Studied oil painting under Franco Gentilini at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma.
1966 First showing of three-dimensional sculptures at Galleria Blu, Milan. Returned to Japan.
1967 One-man show, "Wind Structures," Shoho Gallery, Osaka and Hibiya Park, Tokyo.
Ube Open-Air Art Museum prize at 2nd Contemporary Japanese SculptureShow.
1968 One of eight sculptors chosen to exhibit works at EXPO '70 Osaka.
1971-72 Visiting Artist, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1973 One-man outdoor show, "Wind and Water Sculptures," PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y.

4th Isoya Yoshida Prize.

Prizes from National Museum of Art, Osaka, and Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art at 8th Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Show.
One-man show at Asahi Gallery, Kyoto.
1980 8th Outdoor Sculpture Prize of Nagano City.
1984 One-man show, "Breathing Sculptures," Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
1986 Yokohama Biennale '86 Sculpture Exhibition grand prize and 18th Japan Grand Prix of Art.
1987 Traveling outdoor exhibition, "Windcircus" exhibited in Bremen, Germany, Barcelona, Spain, Florence, Italy, and Lahti, Finland.
1988 Invited to International Open-Air Sculpture Symposium to create a sculpture at Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea.
"Windcircus" exhibited in the United States in New York, Fall River, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles.
1989 Special prize 6th Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition, Utsukushi-ga- hara Open-Air Museum.
1991 One-man show, "Aria Acqua Luce," Loggia della Mercanzia, Genova, Italy.
1994 Outdoor spectacle show, "Kippis and His Friends," Aono Dam Park, Sanda.
Hyogo Prefectural Cultural Award and Ube Open-Air Art Museum prize at 14th Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Suma Garden.
Osaka Art Award.
In front of his studio
1997 One-man show, "The World of Susumu Shingu," Saitama Arts Theater, Saitama Prefecture.
Spectacle show, "Cat's Cradle of the Stars," Saitama Arts Theater.
25th Outdoor Sculpture Prize of Nagano City.
1998 Exhibited a sculpture at EXPO'98 Lisboa.
Stage setting for "Issey Miyake Paris Collection spring-summer 1999."
1999 Exhibited in "Champs de la Sculpture 2000" on Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris.
2000 Exhibited in "Vision on Water" in The Hague, The Netherlands.
"Wind Caravan" in rice paddies in Sanda, Hyogo, Japan and in an uninhabited island, Motukorea, in New Zealand.
2001 "Wind Caravan" on the frozen Lake Inari in the Arctic Circle of Finland, on the rocky hill of Tamdaght, Ouarzazate in Morocco, on the steppe of Undur Dov in Mongolia and on the dunes of Cumbuco, Ceará in Brazil.
One-man show, "Encounter with Nature" at Maison Hermès in Tokyo.
One-man show at Glasgow School of Art and Podium Gallery at Glasgow School of Architecture.
2002 Won the Mainichi Art Award for his Wind Caravan activities.
Was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon for his artistic activities.
2003 Won the grand prize at the 20th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture Show.
2005 Stage setting for Jirí Kylián's dance program, "Toss of a Dice," with Nederlands Dans Theater I in The Hague, The Netherlands.
2006 One-man show, “Sculptures du respir," Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris.
2007 Won the Grand Prix Enku.
2009 One-man show, "Planet of Wind and Water," at Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris.
2010 Was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.