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List of famous alumni from Tama Art University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Tama Art University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Tama Art University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Tama Art University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Tama Art University.

Issey Miyake and Gengoroh Tagame are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Tama Art University?” and “Which celebrities are Tama Art University alumni?”
Gengoroh Tagame is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Tama Art University Alumni
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Gengoroh Tagame is a Japanese manga artist who specializes in gay BDSM erotic manga, many of which depict graphic violence. The men he depicts are hypermasculine, and tend to be on the bearish side. Born into a family descended from samurai, Tagame began his career as a manga artist in 1982, while he was studying graphic design at Tama Art University. His works have been published in several Japanese gay magazines, including Sabu, G-men and SM-Z. Since 1986, he has used the pen-name Gengoroh Tagame, and since 1994 Tagame has lived off the profits of his art and writings. In recent years, Tagame has edited a two volume artbook series about the history of gay erotic art in Japan from the 1950s ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Japan

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Issey Miyake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Tama Art University Alumni
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Issey Miyake is a Japanese fashion designer. He is known for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions and fragrances. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan

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#80 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

#29 on The Most Influential Fashion Designers Of All Time

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Naoto Fukasawa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Tama Art University Alumni
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Naoto Fukasawa is a Japanese industrial designer, born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. He graduated from Tama Art University in 1980. After having acted as the head of the American company IDEO's Tokyo office, he established Naoto Fukasawa Design in 2003. Representative works include MUJI'S CD player, the mobile phones "Infobar" and "neon" and the ±0 brand of household electrical appliances and sundries. In recent years, he has released a host of new works with Italian companies B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese and Boffi, as well as in Germany and Northern Europe, and they have garnered a great deal of attention. In the past, he has won over fifty awards, including the American ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Chūbu region, East Asia, Honshu, Asia, Japan, + more

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Akemi Takada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Tama Art University Alumni
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Akemi Takada

Akemi Takada is a Japanese manga artist and anime character designer born in Tokyo, Japan. She is noted for her long collaboration with director Mamoru Oshii. She graduated from Tama Art University, after which she worked for Tatsunoko Pro. She is currently a freelance manga artist with her own studio, though she is also a member of the creative group Headgear. She also has her own designer jewelry store called Diakosmos. Takada began working for Tatsunoko productions after visiting the production office as a fan during the broadcast of Gatchaman. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan