Awards


Major awards
1970Received the Best Prize for Composition by "Construction for Orchestra" in NHK-Mainichi Music Competition.
1981Received the Arts Festival Excellence Award for composing the musical "Hikari no Kanata ni (Beyond the Light)".
1988Received the "Japan Jazz Award" sponsored by Swing Journal for the album "Scroll".
1998Received the 22nd Montreal World Film Festival in Canada "Best Artistic Contribution Award" for the composition of the Grand Prix winning work "The Quarry" (directed by Marion Hansel, Belgium).
2003Received the 57th Mainichi Film Award "Music Award" for the music of the movie "Amidado Dayori (Letter from the Mountain)".
Received the 26th Japan Academy Award "Excellent Music Award" for the music of the movie "Amidado Dayori (Letter from the Mountain)".
2004Received the 21st ATP Award "Individual Award" for the music from Fuji Television's "Shiroi Kyotou (The Great White Tower)".
2007Received the 61st Mainichi Film Award "Music Award" for the music of the movie "Hakase no Aishita Sushiki (The Housekeeper and the Professor)".
2012Received the 35th Japan Academy Award "Outstanding Music Award " for the music of the movie "Saigo no Chushingura (The Last Ronin)".
2015Received the 38th Japan Academy Award "Outstanding Music Award" for the music of the movie "Higurashi no Ki (A Samurai Chronicle)".
2017Received the 68th Japan Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast Culture Award.