Mitsuhiro 光廣 (Biographical details)
Mitsuhiro 光廣 (carver; Japanese; Male; 19thC)
Also known as
Maker of netsuke. Born in Onomichi in 1810. At 17 he went to Osaka and was apprenticed to a shop making plectrums for the samisen. Learned carving by using ivory waste. As his ability increased his name became known in Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. Was adopted by the master of the shop. His health was poor and in 1857, at 48 he returned to Onomichi Died in 1875 at 66.