Hideo Muranaka received his BFA and MFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1970, 1972. His pencil drawing was selected and ha was invited to participate with The Pacific Coast States Collection from the Vice President House at the Vice President House, Washington, D.C., 1980, and exhibited at the National Museum of American Art, 1981. His drawing ( pencil, ink ) Was awarded the Second Prize from the International Art Exhibition for MUSEO HOSIO in 1984 And First Prize 1988, Italy. His calligraphy was awarded the First Prize from Nogijinja ( general Nogi Shrine ) Calligraphy Exhibition, called " Kensho " in 1961 and numerous others. Biographical data: Who's Who is American Art, 17th Edition, 1986; " Men of Achievement " 1988, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge England, etc.