Junichi Arai has been one of the most creative textile designer and weaver in Japan in the second half of the 20th c. Its works are the combination of traditional crafts, knowledge of modern chemistry, and new technology.
1932 Born in Kiryu City 1961
Awarded a commerce industry Cabinet minister prize in the first chemical fiber fair
1966 Developed numerous new textile techniques and holds patents for more than 36 processes 1968
Toured Central America, Eastern Europe, South Asia and other countries as textile adviser
1979 Began developing the structure of computerized special coat arms textile
1984 Founded "Functional Textile Shop "Nuno" at the Axis building in Tokyo
1985 Exhibited artwork and participated in "TEXTILE FOR THE 80's" （RISD/USA）
1996 Guest professor at "Tama Arts University"
1997 The super micron fiber made of stainless steel metal proposed as new field of industry
1998 Exhibition "Textile of Imagination" (Gan Gouji, Nara: Temple of World Heritage)
1999 "Jun-Ichi Arai" brand opens in a Kiryu store 2000 Artwork and proposal for the optical catalyst function of titanium metal were made
2002 Guest Professor at "Renmin University of China" 2003 Exhibition "Nuno - Transparency and Reflection - 2004 Exhibition "Jun-ichi Arai" at gallery gen in NY