He was born in Osaka in 1979, where he got a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Art Osaka in 2001. Currently lives in Lisbon. He worked as a graphic designer in advertising for three years. Since 2004 he develops creative work. He presented his work in Europe from 2009 on.
Iwashi-Nobori is a sardine inspired by the Japanese Koinoboshi. Koinoboshi
is the Children’s Day, and the carp is the symbol of strength, persistence,
bravery and success. This Portuguese sardine, painted Ukiyoe-style, wishes
strength, persistence, bravery and success to Portuguese children