Kan Yasuda was born in the city of Bibai on Japan's nothern island Hokkaido in 1945. He received a master's degree in sculpture from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1969. He moved to Italy in 1970 and studied with Professor Pericle Fazzini at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He then set up a studio in Pietrasanta, world famous for its superior quality marble, in Italy. He continues to work with marble and bronze sculptures. In the city of Bibai, Kan's birthplace, Kan Yasuda Sculpture Museum Arte Piazza Bibai has been established. Permanent sculptures are exhibited in Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo International Forum, Sapporo Station, Sosei Park in Sapporo, Toya Lake, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Sakata City Museum of Art, Toki Messe in Niigata, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Garachiko in Spain, Aurola Place in Sydney, APEC Naru Park in Busan, Citygarden in St.Louis, Trajan's Market in Rome and Boboli Gardens in Florence.