President/Art Director • Shakai No Kusuri Research Institute/Rumbini Art Museum
After studying the cognitive function of the brain and switching to copperplate engraving, Itagaki joined Runbini-en, a disabled support facility, in 1998. He is fascinated by the formative arts of the people who live there and since then has continued to work on supporting their formative expressions at various welfare facilities. Since 2007, he has been an art director at the Runbinii Art Museum. In 2020, he established the Shakai no Kusuri Research Institute of which he is the CEO. He is a director of Connected Ink Village. His favorite musicians are THE ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI, Gustav Mahler, Dimitri Shostakovich and Hiroko Taniyama.