As mentioned in a previous post, Tomihiro Hoshino is a famous disabled artist from Japan.  As a gymnastics teacher he was demonstrating a double somersault technique to a group of junior high school students and unfortunately injured his neck during the maneuver, becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down.

He discovered mouth painting while in the hospital and continued to develop his technique until he was able to debut at a gallery in his hometown of Maebashi, Gunma prefecture. He continues to paint with his mouth and is now a happily married man.

Tomihiro Hoshino has successfully produced hundreds of pieces of artwork, many of his essays and poems have been published and his work is displayed in permanent exhibitions at the Tomihiro Hoshino Museum. People come from all over the world to see his artwork and it’s regularly lent into some of the most prestigious galleries internationally. He has had his poetry set to music and much of his artwork and essays have been adapted for Japanese television as well.

We are giving away 2 copies of his 2017 calendar!  Please enter below:


2017 Tomihiro Hoshino Calendar Giveaway

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