Hiroto Rakusho, ‘One time One meeting’, 2017, Artglorieux

Hiroto Rakusho was born in 1962 in the Nishijin district of Kyoto.
He first took up traditional metal leaf design under the training of his father, Jisaku Nishiyama, a winner of the Kyoto City Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution to Traditional Handicrafts. In addition to carrying on the family tradition, Hiroto is active in the creative production of gold- and silver-leaf patterns as an art form, and he also pursues research in metals and yohen (a natural ash glaze produced when firing pottery).

2011: Gold Leaf Kyoto Collection exhibition held at Bergdorf Goodman in New York
2015: Golden Renaissance solo exhibition held in Kuwait
2017: Artglorieux exhibits works at Art Fair Tokyo 2017

About Hiroto Rakusho

Japanese, b. 1962, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, based in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan