We all have a treasure inside us. That treasure is a spirit. That spirit is beauty, power, peace, enjoyment, and happiness. My creativity is a kind of digging tool for searching out that treasure. If I dig deeply enough inside myself, I can touch the essence of life. I try to show that spirit of beauty through my work.
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Born in Oita, Japan in 1949, I came to the United States in 1981 to participate in an eight month long Peace Walk from Los Angeles to New York. During this anti-nuclear campaign, I carved my very first Buddhist image as a personal protector and symbol of inner peace.
I currently live in Sebastopol, California, where I carve wood using traditional Japanese techniques and tools. My pieces range from classic Buddhist designs to whimsical women colored with Japanese rock pigments.
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