14 Notable alumni of
Musashino Art University

Musashino Art University is 348th in the world, 67th in Asia, and 29th in Japan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 14 notable alumni from Musashino Art University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Lily Franky

    Lily Franky
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorillustratorlyricistsingercomposer
    Biography

    Lily Franky is a Japanese illustrator, writer and actor. He has appeared in more than forty films since 2001.

  2. Ryū Murakami

    Ryū Murakami
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriternovelistfilm directoressayist
    Biography

    Ryū Murakami is a Japanese novelist, short story writer, essayist and filmmaker. His novels explore human nature through themes of disillusion, drug use, surrealism, murder and war, set against the dark backdrop of Japan. His best known novels are Almost Transparent Blue, Audition, Coin Locker Babies and In the Miso Soup.

  3. Yukihiro Takahashi

    Yukihiro Takahashi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    musiciansinger-songwriterrecord producercomposerdrummer
    Biography

    Yukihiro Takahashi is a Japanese musician, singer, record producer and actor, who is best known internationally as the drummer and lead vocalist of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, and as the former drummer of the Sadistic Mika Band. He is currently a member of the group METAFIVE.

  4. Towa Tei

    Towa Tei
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    disc jockeyrecord producercomposerrecording artist
    Biography

    Towa Tei is an artist, record producer and DJ born in Yokohama, Japan. Towa debuted as a member of Deee-Lite, from the US label Elektra Records in 1990 and shot to fame via their international hit single, "Groove Is In the Heart". He made his solo debut with the album Future Listening! in 1994. He has since relocated back from New York to rural Nagano prefecture in Japan.

  5. Ken Okuyama

    Ken Okuyama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    Ken Okuyama is a Japanese industrial designer. He is the owner of the Ken Okuyama Design company. Okuyama formerly worked for Pininfarina, designing and supervising projects such as the Enzo Ferrari and Ferrari P4/5. His given name is Kiyoyuki Okuyama (奥山 清行, Okuyama Kiyoyuki) but goes by Ken Okuyama (ケン・オクヤマ) outside Japan. He was born in the city of Yamagata, Japan, lives in Tokyo, and speaks Japanese, Italian, and English fluently.

  6. Soji Shimada

    Soji Shimada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Soji Shimada is a Japanese mystery writer. Born in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

  7. Yuko Shimizu

    Yuko Shimizu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    artistdesigner
    Biography

    Yuko Shimizu is the Japanese designer who created Hello Kitty.

  8. Kenya Hara

    Kenya Hara
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    graphic designer
    Biography

    Kenya Hara is a Japanese graphic designer, curator and writer. He is a graduate of Musashino Art University. Hara employed by Musashino Art University as professor, and teaches Communication Design and Design Theory in Science on Design Faculty since April 2003.

  9. Shusaku Arakawa

    Shusaku Arakawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1936-2010 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    artistarchitectpainterillustrator
    Biography

    Shusaku Arakawa was a Japanese conceptual artist and architect. He had a personal and artistic partnership with the writer and artist Madeline Gins that spanned more than four decades. Later in his life, Arakawa and Gins were more commonly associated with architectural projects aimed toward the longevity of human life expectancy.

  10. Shiro Nakamura

    Shiro Nakamura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    Shiro Nakamura is a former Japanese car designer and company executive. Nakamura served as Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. From 2006, Nakamura had been Nissan's Chief Creative Officer. He was Chief Creative Officer of Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun. Nakamura retired in 2017. Known as a hands-on creative, he goes by the nickname "Fingers".

  11. Tomoki Kyoda

    Tomoki Kyoda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    film directoranimator
    Biography

    Tomoki Kyoda is a Japanese animation director and animator.

  12. Morio Matsui

    Morio Matsui
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Morio Matsui is a Japanese artist who has lived and worked in Corsica, France, since 1998.

  13. Yukinori Yanagi

    Yukinori Yanagi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Yukinori Yanagi is a contemporary Japanese artist.

  14. Taku Aramasa

    Taku Aramasa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Taku Aramasa is a Japanese photographer.