Toranosuke is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and loves that he is able to make a living (such as it is at the moment on grad student stipends) engaging with Japanese history & traditional art, rather than with charts & figures, paperwork and business meetings.
He holds a MA in Japanese Studies and one in Art History, and has interned in the Japanese art sections of several prominent cultural institutions. He aspires towards a career either as a professor and scholar of Japanese history, or in the museum world or another capacity, working with Japanese history, art, and culture. A few years ago, he completed a year-long intensive Japanese language course, and is eager to return to Japan, and to Hawaii, and to become more properly engaged, in a more long-term sort of way, in local communities – i.e. the art scene, events and goings-on.