It was back in his school days that Toshihiko Hosaka started using sand boxes for his canvases nearly 20 years ago. When you look at his work, you will realize that it is different from sand art and the granules of sand look like they are a type of clay.
He does not make use of any moulds or adhesive and to make the moulds, all that he uses is sand. However, Hosaka makes use of a hardening spray for his sculpture once it is complete, so that the sand is saved from erosion for at least some time.
He completed the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival Festival this year along with some of the most noted sand sculptures.
You can constantly keep seeing Hosaka’s work in an around Japan and as per an interview, he said that he would be at the Ishiarihama Sand Park on 15th July. If you wish to learn more, you can contact him for group workshops and he is also working with a chemical company from Japan for creating an eco—friendly Sand Art Glue; which would be useful for spraying on finished sculptures to keep it hard for a long time.
“Musashi Miyamoto” received 1st prize at the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival.