The company was founded in 1983 by head artisan, Yoshiaki “Yoshi” Chiba. Yoshi is a native of Sendai, Japan. In 1983, he moved to America and what would be the beginning of the Chiba’s Japanese Gardening legacy. He applies his traditional Japanese values in all of his craftsmanship. While keeping in mind the importance of simplicity and tradition, Yoshi’s mission is to provide a “clean” landscape that one can truly appreciate. He is responsible for the design and creation of over a hundred of Japanese landscapes and gardens throughout Bay Area.