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Hisashi Otsuka

 (born 1947)
Hisashi Otsuka is active/lives in Hawaii / Japan.  Hisashi Otsuka is known for Oriental motif painting, kimono fabric design.

Biography   Hisashi Otsuka


Otsuka was born in 1947 into an exceptionally creative family.  His natural artistic talents were encouraged and eventually developed formally in apprenticeship to one of Japan's foremost designers of kimonos, Taeko Jo.  When Otsuka first came to Jo, he did little more than clean brushes and cook for the staff.  The Bushido code, which specifies training in all the arts and sciences, determines that the technique of the art form is taught only after the student has learned service, duty and discipline.  It was three years before Otsuka could cut a piece of cloth or paint a single stroke.  Otsuka remained with Jo for eight years.

Otsuka came to the West - to Hawaii - in 1979.  Until that time his painting   ...  Displaying 750 of 1288 characters.

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