Born in 1951 in Iwata Ken in Japan, Katsura FUNAKOSHI is son of an important post-war Japanese sculptor Yasutake FUNAKOSHI and he is now a great Japanese sculpture artist in present day. Through his peculiar works are encircled by his favorite theme, “Human” and often revealing an indifferent atmosphere which the viewers can also discover in some surrealism works. In addition, his works are abundant in oriental introversion and the sedateness. FUNAKOSHI builds each his works based on the portrait sketches and he believes that these portrait sketches are the fundamental elements to the sculptures and bring the soul into them. He also believes that the original sketches of the sculpture sometimes reveal the deep strength than the sculpture itself. Katsura FUNAKOSHI is a world-widely awarded artist and he was invited to held exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia in 1988, documenta, Kassel in 1992. He was also rewarded for the national sculpture award, the Nakahara Tezirou Award in 1955 and 2003.