Yuko Nasaka

1938                
Born in Konohana Ward, the second daughter of six children, to Yogashige Takeda and his
wife Matsue
 
1944                
Evacuates to Takarazuka while in elementary school
 
c. 1950            
Begins oil painting while attending Osaka Municipal Utashima Junior High School
Greatly inspired by an exhibition of art from the Louvre
Nasaka's father dies
 
1953                
Enters Osaka Prefectural Ichioka High School, where she joins the art club
As Ichioka was the alma mater of noted Japanese painter Narashige Koide, there is a great
emphasis on art. Senkichiro Nasaka, whom Yuko would later marry, was also a teacher at the
school
 
1956    
Enrolls in the Daily Life course at Osaka Shoin Women’s University
 
1959
Graduates from university
Marries Senkichiro Nasaka and moves to Ibaraki City
 
1960
First daughter born
 
c. 1962
Inspired by Kazuo Shiraga, a classmate of Senkichiro's at the Kyoto City Specialist School of
Painting, Yuko submits her work to the Ashiya City Exhibition
Meets Jiro Yoshihara   
                       
1963
Joins the Gutai Art Association            
 
1966
Second daughter born 
           
1970
Designs the exterior walls for “Little World,” part of the Japan Science and Technology exhibition created for the Japan Pavilion at Expo '70
Helps pay production costs for Garden on Garden, a collaborative work made by the Gutai members for an outdoor art exhibition at the expo              
 
1972
Yoshihara dies and the Gutai Art Association dissolves
 
1986
Nasaka Senkichiro and Yuko Exhibition, ABC Gallery, Osaka