His full name is Yoshinobu IHACHIRO Takeshi won the nickname as “Nami no IHACHI”. Yoshinobu is fast name, IHACHIRO is middle name and Takeshi is family name. IHACHIRO was called as IHACHI, cutting “RO”, because calling easily. He was born to a family of a village headman in Kamogawa city in 1752. He was very clever for hand work from childhood. About 50 works were produced by IHACHI around Chiba prefecture, and He passed away at 73 years old in 1824. After his death, his family lasted five generation as an engraver.
He was known as the best of engraver in his later years. His nickname “Nami no IHACHI” was spread as big name, thereby it was said that “Should not engrave sculptures of waves around Kanto region” because he/she would be humiliated if he/she worked for engraving waves.