||Born on 29 June in Takamibaba, Kagoshima. Named Shintaro.
His father was Kuroda Kiyokane, a clansman of the Shimazu clan.
||Adopted as heir by his uncle, Kuroda Kiyotsuna.
||Renamed, the previous year, Seiki. Studied pencil drawing
and watercolour painting under Hosoda Sueji, a follower of Takahashi
||Studied French under Terao Hisashi. Admitted to the second
grade of a French course at a foreign language school.
||Goes to study in France in February. Enters the Institution de M. Goffart in March.
||Goffart closes down in August. Enters Lycée Janson de Sailly.
||Attends a law school. Yamamoto Hosui, Fuji Masazo, and
Hayashi Tadamasa, who were in Paris, advise Kuroda to become an artist
and he decides to study under Raphael Collin. Travels to Belgium and
Holland in the summer.
||Enrolls in a law school. Spends the summer in northern
France and Belgium. Leaves the law school in October. Concentrates on
studying painting in Collin's class at the L'Academie Colarossi.
||Visits Grez for the first time in May. Spends the summer
travelling to Belgium and Holland.
||Moves to Grez in June.
||Reading is accepted at the Salon of Société des Artistes Français in March.
||Reading is exhibited for reference at The 4th Meiji
Bijutsu-kai Exhibition in March. Travels to Belgium in July.
||Morning Toilette is accepted at the Salon of the Societé Nationale des Beaux Arts. Returns to Japan via the United States in
||Establishes Tenshin Dojo in October and begins teaching.
Submits Morning Toilette to The 6th Meiji Bijutsu-kai Exhibition.
Serves in the Sino-Japanese War from November.
||Returns from war in February. Becomes a judge for The
4th National Industrial Exhibition and submits Morning Toilette
in March. Dispute over nude painting arises.
||Becomes lecturer at Tokyo Art School in May and teaches
Western painting. Establishes Hakuba-kai in June. Travels to Kyoto in
||Submits Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment, Lakeside, and other
works to The 2nd Hakuba-kai Exhibition.
||Becomes professor at Tokyo Art School in April.
||Opens Hakuba-kai Kenkyujo [Research Institute] in Tameike.
||Leaves for Europe in May. Arrives in Paris in July. Submits
5 works including Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment and Lakeside to the
International Exposition in Paris and wins silver prize.
||Travels to Italy, Germany, and London. Returns to Japan
from Paris on 15 May.
|| Hakuba-kai starts a bulletin entitled Kofu in May.
||Serves as a judge for Tokyo Industrial Exhibition in March.
Becomes a member of the Bunten Exhibition jury.
||Submits three works to The 2nd Bunten Exhibition in October.
||Submits two works to The 3rd Bunten Exhibition in October.
||Serves as a judge for The 2nd Tokyo Metropolitan Arts
and Crafts Exhibition in April and The Bunten Exhibition in July. Submits
a painting to The 4th Bunten Exhibition in October. Becomes a member
of the Imperial Art Board.
||Hakuba-kai dissolves in March. Serves as judge for the
Bunten Exhibition in August (and continues to do so every year until
The 12th Exhibition in 1918). Submits three works to The 5th Bunten
Exhibition in October.
||Establishes Kofu-kai in May. Submits two works to The
1st Kofu-kai Exhibition held in June and two other works to The 6th
Bunten Exhibition held in October.
||Nominated Chairman of Kokumin Bijutsu Kyokai in March.
Submits two works to The 7th Bunten Exhibition in October.
||During a visit to his hometown in Kagoshima in January,
Sakurajima erupts. Serves as a judge for the Tokyo Taisho Exposition
in April. Volume 1 of his catalogue raisonné is published in May. Submits
Sunbeams Falling Through Leaves and one other work to The 8th Bunten
Exhibition in May.
||Submits a work to The 9th Bunten Exhibition in October.
||His foster father Kiyotsuna dies and Seiki succeeds the
title of viscount.
||Reelected as chairman of Kokumin Bijutsu Kyokai. Becomes
a member of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts. Submits a portrait to
The 1st Teiten Exhibition in October.
||Is elected as member of the House of Peers.
||Recommended as member of the Royal Academy Institute of
Oil Painters in March.
||Awarded the Croix du Commandeur Etoile Noire by the French
government in February. Becomes president of the Imperial Academy of
Fine Arts in July.
||Awarded the Commandeur de l'Ordre National de la Legion
d'Honneur by France in February.
||Awarded the Grande Croix Dragon de l'Annam by the French
government in May. Dies at his home in Azabukogaicho on 15 July and
is immediately conferred a decoration by the Japanese government.