7
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1956

Born in Numazu City, Shizuoka

3
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1978

Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, Fine Art Department (Major in Oil Painting)

3
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1980

Graduated from Japan Jewelry Academy, Toreutics Department

7
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1982

Opened retail store Jewel KARATI in Numazu City, Shizuoka

From 1988 operations were changed from retail to wholesale import manufacturing

1
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1997

Exhibited original jewelry at the 8th International Jewelry Tokyo

Each year from 1998 to 2002, exhibited at the International Jewelry Tokyo and at the International Jewelry Kobe, gaining domestic and international renown.
Developed tie-ups with major Japanese corporations such as Itochu Corporation and used exhibitions as a platform for sales.

3
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2000

Opening of the Ginza, Tokyo showroom and salon CESTA DI KARATI.

Official unveiling of the A.P.I Ring, designed uniquely for the index finger.

2002

Further enhanced the design of the A.P.I Ring and obtained related patents.

1
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2003

Particpated for the first time in Paris Haute Couture Collection (Brand: Jean Louis Scherrer)

Participated in the jewelry section in the Paris collection for the haute couture brand Jean Louis Scherrer.
This was the first time for a Japanese jewelry designer to be featured in a Paris haute couture collection.

The pieces from this show were featured on TV Tokyo's Fashion Tsushin.

7
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2003

Partcipated for the second time in Paris Haute Couture collection

Featured in fashion magazines such as Figaro (France), Vogue (Russia), and WWD (America),that sung praise through headlines such as 'Never before seen innovative design'.

9
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2003

Held private exhibition in collaboration with Erhu (Chinese violin) virtuoso Jia Peng Fang

Held private exhibition befitting of KARATI in collaboration with world renowned Erhu master Jia Peng Fang.(Private exhibitions have been held through similar collaborations with artists every year since)

1
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2004

Partcipated for the third time in Paris Haute Couture collection

7
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2004

Partcipated for the fourth time in Paris Haute Couture collection

Received wide acclaim from international media as a collection that epitomises 'Japanese Aesthetics', with interviews on Australian and US television, as well as being introduced on TV Tokyo's Fashion Tsushin.

2
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2005

Changed company name to CESTA DI KARATI Japan CO.,LTD.

7
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2005

Established locally incorporated CESTA DI KARATI PARIS CO.,LTD. in France.

6
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2006

KARATI in Paris, France - our first directly operated store outside Japan - was completed.

This was the first time a Japanese jewelry designer (as a privately owned brand) had opened a door in Paris.

Plans were laid for the A.P.I Ring to make its international debut as the HARA RING with the opening of the Paris boutique.

10
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2006

KARATI Paris boutique opening

1
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2007

Grand opening party for the KARATI Paris boutique

A gala event the will coincide with the Paris Haute Couture collection, with celebrities and media from the world over in attendance.

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