was born in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. He attended
Asia University in Tokyo and received his Bachelor's Degree in Business.
He also attended the Bunka Fashion Academy in Tokyo where he studied
Fashion Design as well as Fashion Illustration. He worked in the fashion
industry in Japan until 1979 when he moved to Los Angeles.
He has taken various life drawing classes at East Los Angeles College,
Pasadena City College and finally Glendale Community College. Also while
at Glendale Community College, he also took classes in illustration,
oil painting, water color and print making. He has been given various
First Place awards at student art shows for his works in life drawing,
water color and print making. Minoru is a member of the Silver Lake
Art Collective (SLAC).
He has travelled to France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany,
Canada and Hawaii. Currently, he lives in Burbank, California.
Rarely does a day go by that he does not work on his drawings. When
you see the detail in his work, you'll no doubt agree it has been time
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