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