Yoshiko Matsugi

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In Kochi of Shikoku Island in the West of Japan there exist a lot of beautiful beaches facing the Pacific Ocean. This is the place where Yoshi Matsugi was born and raised.

After receiving a master’s degree from the prestigious Tokyo University of Art, Yoshi discovered the fascinating and creative world of sand sculpture. From Asia to Europe and Canada to the US, Yoshi has been the first and only female Japanese pound-up style professional sand sculptor that has broken into the international arena.



2022 Solo First place


2022 Doubles First place

Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here.


The free, open-air Breeze Siesta Key Trolley runs daily from 8am to 10pm between Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach.

Transportation from Siesta Key Mall or Gulf Gate Station to Siesta Key is provided through Breeze OnDemand.

Customers can request a ride through the OnDemand by Sarasota County mobile app, through the breezetransit.net/breezeondemand website, or by calling 941-300-1553. Each trip costs $2 per passenger and can pickup and drop-off at any Siesta Key address. Rides can be booked for 1 to 4 passengers. Other customers may be picked up or dropped off during each trip.