Louis Terai was born in Tokyo, but soon moved to Britain at the age of 11. Terai studied Fine Arts and graduated from the Winchester School of Art. He went on to showcase his paintings in exhibitions, while working with many apparel brands based in London before moving back to Japan at 30.
Prolific as a painter, he now produces over 5000 pieces a year, mainly focused on abstract paintings. The intimacy of his works appeals to both art lovers and people who have never bought art. He also works closely with companies and apparel brands, working not just in painting but also in display design (such as the Isetan main store), brand product direction (Louis Vuitton, Fugetsudo etc.) and traditional crafts (including Kaikado and Nakagawa Mokkougei Diary).