１９４７年 米子市で個展開催 植田正治氏に認められる
１９５３年 広告写真をするために上京 ライトパブリシティに入社
１９５４年 「朝日広告賞」受賞 (朝日新聞社 )
１９６０年 「１９５９年度最優秀企業広告賞」（アメリカ タイムライフ社）受賞
「The Orchid」〈講談社 のちにLondon Octopus社から世界１０カ国に出版〉
「Keys to the Japanese Mind 義経千本桜」歌舞伎・文楽・浮世絵三部作四冊 （日本放送出版協会）
「蘭=百花譜 Original Orchid」 （小学館 のちにORCHIDS ,WONDERS OF NATURE として１０ケ国で出版）
「四季 新宿御苑」〈講談社 Kodansha〉
「Legend of The Nude 1,945～1960」（書苑新社 Syoen Sinsha）
川崎市市民ミュージアム Kawasaki City Museum
東京都写真美術館 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
米子市美術館 Yonago City Museum of Art
鳥取県立博物館 Tottori Prefectural Museum
島根県立美術館 Simane Art Musenm
Biography of Takashi Kijima (1920 - 2011)
born in Calexico, California, as the son of Mr. Watanabe, a shoe manufacturer who had
immigrated in 1905, and his wife Sei.
The boy's name as a US citizen was Takashi Watanabe.
Graduated Nihon University, and worked at Toho Film.
His father was imprisoned in a relocation camp in California, where he became ill & died.
His father's insole-U.S. patent was confiscated by US government.
Kijima joined the neval air corps, in a Kamikaze unit.
World War II ended
Received Rolleicord U presented by a wartime camrades lodged at the same house
Returned to Tottori in December
A portrait of an old woman won effusive praise from Ken Domon, famous photographer,and also won many prizes
Studied photographs of "LIFE", "Look", "Vogue", "Bazaar", while opening workshop at PX of US airbase in Miho, Tottori- prefecture
Applied commercial photographs and won prizes.
Moved to Tokyo to work for the company, Light Publicity
Created an advertising for the airing of TV with Joe Murakoshi, designer
Won an advertising prize from LIFE magazine with "Yawata Iron & Steel".
Took an invitation of Art Directors Club, New York, and attended the conference of visual communications.
During his 2-month- stay in New York, he took photogaphs in Easter Parade, Halem,
fish market etc, and made a speech at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis
Published "The Orchid" (Japanese edition) by Kodansha, a Tokyo- based publisher
Worked on the calendar (Spanish edition), "La Sociedao Hispanica del Japan"
Published the book titled "Yoshitsune- Senbon-Zakura - Keys to (understand) the Japanese Mind"
in 4 volumes from book division of NHK, national public broadcasting organization.
The books have been handed over to President Reagan, and donated to Smithonian Museum
by PM Zenko Suzuki, and then also handed over to political leaders in Europe
by PM Yasuhiro Nakasono.
Photographs bought by Kawasaki City Museum
Published a book, "The Original Orchids - Hyakka-Fu" as a special issue celebrating first opening of the 11. World Orchid Conference by Shogakkan, a publisher in Tokyo
Photographs bought by Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori prefecture
Published a book, "FOUR SEASONS - Shinjuku Gyoen" by Kodansha, a publisher in Tokyo
Published a book, " Cherry through the Season" by Shogakkan, a publisher in Tokyo
Exhibition of "Takashi Kijima - 1958 [NUDES]" at Fuji (Film) Photo Salon
Exhibition of "Yonago - Time of 6 x 6" (presented 110 photographs)
Photographs bought by JCII, Japan Camera Industry Institute Museum (www.jcii-camera.or.jp/)
Published a book, "Legend of The Nude 1945 - 1960", by Shoen Shinsha, a publisher
Appointed to a chairman of Tokyo Photographical Culture Centre which was dissolved at 2004
Exhibition of "Takashi Kijima" at Yonago City Museum of Art(21.01. 2001- 04.03.2001)
Received Thanking Award as a pioneer of advertising photographs after World War II, as well as for his good j& exciting jobs in the field of femail photos, traditional plays, and orchids
by The Photographic Society of Japan
Photographs bought by Shimane Museum of Art
Exhibited "Old Woman " at Japon 1945-1975 un renouveau photographique in Paris
Photographs bought by Tottori Prefectural Museum
Exhibition of "Takashi Kijima 90 " at Artgraph Gallery
Exhibition of "Nude 50 " by Kokuten at The National Art Center,Tokyo
Exhibition `Four Pioneers of Photo Representation - Teikou Siotani・Syouji Ueda ・ Takeji Iwamiya ・ Takasi Kijima ' at Tottori Prefectual at Tottori Prefectual Museum
Exhibition `Nude' at Roonee 247 photography
Exhibition `Exhibition of New collections' at Yonago City Museum of Art
Exhibition `Old Recollections' at Gallery Art graph