Born in Tokyo, 1958. His first visit to Tasmania was in 1998 where he was captivated by the wild natural beauty, spirit and light of this unique island. He has travelled extensively around Tasmania and has held numerous exhibitions of his Tasmanian work. In 2005 Tourism Tasmania appointed Aihara as a "Friend of Tasmania" and he continues to show people around the world the beauty and spirit of Australia.
Official website: http://masaakiaihara.com/