His name is Takutarou Hirakushi. He is the engraver born in Ibara City.
He created a lot of wonderful sculptures. His masterpiece is Kagami-jishi.
|1872||Born in Nishiebara-mura, Shituki-gun（present Ibara City）, Okayama Prefecture.|
|1882||Adopted by the Hirakushi family.|
|1893||Became an apprentice to Seiko Nakatani in Osaka and received his first lesson in wood carving.|
|1897||came to Tokyo and became an apprentice to Kouun Takamura.|
|1908||Exhibited his work "Kastujinsen" at the first exhibition of Nippon choukoku-kai.|
|1914||Became a member of saikou-Nippon-geijustu-in（Restored Japan Art Institute）coterie.|
|1937||Became a member of Teikoku-geijyustu-in（Imperial Arts Academy）.|
|1938||Appointed professor at Tokyo School of Fine Arts and Court Artist.|
|1949||Became a professor at Tokyo University of Arts.|
|1959||Completed the great work "Kagami-jishi" which he had spent twenty years making.
Became an honorary citizen in Ibara City.
|1962||Awarded a Cultural Medal.|
|1965||Became professor emeritus at Tokyo University of Arts.|
|1971||The Denchu Hirakushi award was established in commemoration of his 100th birthday,|
|1979||Passed away at his home in Kodaira City, Tokyo at the age of 108.|