Osaka, Japan

Hiroshi attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, the Tokyo Art Institute, Penland School of Crafts, and the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, where he received his MFA in 1989. Since then he has instructed, lectured, and exhibited his artwork across the world, including Australia, Europe, and North America.

Hiroshi has been working in the glass medium for over 40 years. His focus in art often relates to his own story of traveling from Japan to America. His unique style includes blown glass and the use of silver leaf or copper plates where he then carves shape from.

Through his hard work, Hiroshi has been awarded the 2007 Midland Museum Award of Excellent (MI), 2005 Jurors Award (MI), 2005 NHK Prize (Osaka, Japan), Osaka Prefecture Govenor Prize (Osaka Japan), and five other awards before 2000.

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