Ito Hirotoshi is a stone sculpture artist who, while attending to the family masonry business, has been creating and exhibiting his own stone art in Japan and abroad in hopes to promote the value of stones as an art medium.  After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, Ito was destined to take over his father’s masonry business in his hometown of Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture. He works out of his studio at home, creating his sculptures.

For his personal works, he use various kinds of stones ranging from granite and marble to ones he found at the Azusa riverbank near his home.

Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
Hirotoshi Itoh - Stone Sculpture
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