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History
1996 The Hiropon Factory is founded in the Marunuma Art Residence at 493 Kamiuchimagi, Asaka-shi, Saitama.
1998 The Hiropon Factory New York Studio is founded in Brooklyn, New York.
1999 (April) Takashi Murakami’s solo exhibition “DOB in the Strange Forest? is held at the Parco Department Store Gallery in Shibuya.
2000 (March) The Hiropon Factory website is launched.
(April) Takashi Murakami curates the “Superflat? exhibition at the Parco Department Store Gallery in Shibuya.
2001 (January) Takashi Murakami curates the “Superflat? exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; draws audience of 95,000.
(April) Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. is founded and capitalized at 3,000,000 yen; takes over operation of the Hiropon Factory.]
(May) Studio #4, specializing in the production of sculpture and other three dimensional artworks, is established in Shiki-shi, Saitama.
(June) Studio #3 is established in the Marunuma Art Residence premises.
(July) An i-mode website "Geijutsu Dojo GP" is launched.
(August) Takashi Murakami solo exhibition "Summon Monsters? Open the Door? Heal? Or Die?" is unveiled at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
(September) "Geijutsu Dojo Grand Prix," a Takashi Murakami solo exhibition related special event is held.
2002 (March) "GEISAI #1" is held at the Tokyo Tower Amusement Hall; attracts 3,006 people.
(June) Takashi Murakami curates "Coloriage" exhibition at the Cartier Foundation in Paris; Takashi Murakami's solo exhibition "Kawaii Summer Vacation" is held at the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
(August) "GEISAI #2" is held at the Tokyo Big Sight West 4 Hall; attracts 5,332 people.
2003 (March) "GEISAI #3" is held at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall A; attracts 6,981 people.
(September) "GEISAI #4" is held at the Tokyo Big Sight West 4 Hall; attracts 5,332 people.
(December) "GEISAI Museum" is held at the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower on the 24th Floor; attracts 4,824 people.
2004 (March) "Kaikai Kiki Animation Studio" is established at 4-1, Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. "GEISAI #5" is held at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall A; attracts 7,798 people.
(September) "GEISAI #6" is held at the Tokyo Big Sight East 4 Hall; attracts 7,244 people.
(December) "Kaikai Kiki Animation Studio Homepage" is launched.
2005 (March) "GEISAI #7" is held at the Tokyo Big Sight East 4 Hall; attracts 7,591 people.
(June) Takashi Murakami curates "Little Boy" exhibition at the Japan Society in New York.