Art Brokerage: Nobu Haihara Japanese Artist: b. 1959. He was born in 1959 in Kokura, Japan, at a time when all eyes of Japan were glued to the TV for the wedding of Heisei emperor. Strongly influenced by his mother, a crafter who handmade many of the things in their home, Haihara inherited her creativity. As a child, he loved drawing and was often scolded for doing it on any available surface. The Haihara family was in the business of selling Western groceries and, as a child, Nobu, playing in the storage room, was fascinated by the silk-screened print on the packaging. This was his introduction to the pop art of America.We love this artist and welcome more listings. Listings wanted.