Born in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, Kishihara has been in Provincetown for only six years. In that brief span of time, the self taught artist has quickly become a sought after photographer of nature. Kishihara has won several awards and is included in several books on nature. In his first exhibit at Berta Walker Gallery, his work was so moving that the entire group was purchased and later donated for the walls of Outer Cape Health's new building in Provincetown.
Kishihara says, "I began photography with the many types of birds at the feeders in our yard in Provincetown - Cardinals, Orioles, Titmouse, Gold Finches and many more. To my way of thinking, I was in Nature, not in Art. But my partner said that my photos were unusual in their style of intimacy with Nature, and urged me to send my photos to Mass Audubon, various photos contests and, later, to National Geographic. My partner also loves Nature, but his disability has limited his ability to go beyond the edges of most natural areas. I soon realized that I could use my camera to bring Nature home to him."