Born in Gunma Prefecture in 1947, Toshio is not related to Sekiguchi, Sansaku and his family. He won the Craft Council Award for his extraordinary forms.
Collector's note – descriptive qualities, standard characteristics & ornamentation styles:
Toshio’s piece entitled, “Natsu.no.hi”, (Summer Day), is a beatifully painted doll of Mizuki (Dogwood). Numerous motifs are used in this and other dolls, including natural elements such as walnut sections, abstracted chrysanthemum flowers, and details of textiles. All are executed in natural woods, gold, silver and black. Many of his pieces display traditional hairstyles and hairpieces. Toshio demonstrates artistic, painterly abilities with beautiful details throughout a variety of creations and sizes.