Maruki Iri born in Hiroshima.
Akamatsu Toshiko born in Hokkaido.
Iri moves to Tokyo to study ink painting.
Toshi enters Joshibi Women’s School of Art and Design to study oil painting.
Toshi becomes an elementary school teacher and exhibits in the Nika Show in Tokyo.
Iri exhibits his work in Tokyo.
Toshi works in Moscow as a private tutor for one year.
Iri continues to exhibit his work regularly.
Toshi spends six months in Japanese-occupied Micronesia and then exhibits related work.
Toshi spends another six months in Moscow and then exhibits related work. Toshi and Iri marry. They help organize the Bijutsu Bunka Kyōkai, an anti-war group of surrealist artists which is suppressed in 1943.
Toshi and Iri travel to Hiroshima to care for Iri’s family after the atomic bombing of that city.
Iri organizes a leftist artists’ group and both join the Japan Communist Party. Iri exhibits in the Andepandan show. Toshi exhibits in several shows.
Iri and Toshi begin designs for the first Atomic Bomb murals.
Iri and Toshi exhibit their first joint work, “August 6th,” and complete “Water” and “Fire.”
The artists win the World Peace Culture prize.
The artists tour Europe with the Atomic Bomb murals
Iri and Toshi continue to exhibit their individual work, Toshi publishes illustrated children’s books.
The artists are expelled from the Communist Party.
Iri exhibits at the San Paolo Biennale. The Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels opens in Saitama. A film of their Atomic Bomb murals appears.
The artists exhibit their art in the United States and travel with it.
The artists win a major international art prize and visit Czechoslovakia.
The artists begin research on the Nanjing Massacre, just after travel restrictions to China are eased.
Kadokawa Press publishes a book of the Atomic Bomb murals.
The artists complete a mural depicting Auschwitz.
The artists spend a month in India and travel to France.
They complete “From the Axis Alliance to Sanrizuka” mural and travelled to Bulgaria where the painting remains.
Toshi publishes Hiroshima no Pika, which won a book prize from Yomiuri Press. The artists complete the “Minamata” mural and travel to China.
The Maruki Gallery in Saitama is expanded substantially.
The artists exhibit The Battle of Okinawa at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum adjacent to Tomiyama Taeko’s lithographs on wartime Korean miners.
Toshi published her autobiography, Iitai koto ga arisugite (Too much that I wish to say), Chikuma Press.
The artists are awarded the Asahi prize. Iri passes away.
Toshi passes away.
Image of Maruki Toshi and Iri by Unknown