Born in an old castle town in western Japan, Hiroshi trained in graphic design and in the Japanese style of painting called nihonga, which uses mineral and shell pigments, charcoal, and gold leaf on Japanese washi paper or silk.

Recent works include both sumi-e (traditional Japanese style) and ‘Western’ style paintings using nihonga materials. This blend of styles produces unique scenes of nature, as well as cityscapes of his beloved city and home of Toronto.

Iris-1 (mineral pigments & gold dust on Japanese washi paper); 24 x 18 in

Cherry Blossoms (mineral colour & silver leaves on washi paper);

36 x 36 in

Cherry Tree (mineral colour & silver leaves on washi paper);

17.75 x 20.75 in