Takashi Akasaka was born in Yokohama in 1953.
After his graduation from the university, Takashi Akasaka worked for 30 years in architectural illustration.
He has a website for his building illustrations, you can visit it at http://home.s05.itscom.net/
That illustration work is using opaque watercolors.
Transition to watercolor painting
But in 2006 he began to paint using transparent watercolor, so he had to learn a new way to paint using this artistic medium.
Takashi Akasaka had to change his point of view, going from illustration that must match the reality to the artistic watercolor painting where he wants to express the feeling of the scene and take care of composition and pallete to use.
Since 2009 he has had private exhibitions in Yokohama and he has already scheduled one exhibition for 2012 in Kyoto.
This year the Japanese Transparent Watercolor Painting Society (JWS) was created and Takashi Akasaka is one of the members.
The homepage of that group JWS is http://jws.suisai.us/index.
Takashi Akasaka paintings have great sense of light and show a great drawing skill.