Born in Osaka in 1967 / resides in Kyoto
His works have been shown at numerous exhibitions domestically and internationally centering around his Shepherd Projects.
In recent years, he has been actively involved in collaborative work with artists of different backgrounds through which he has been attempting to explore the possibilities of two-dimensional expressions using spaces such as theatres, including noh theatre and tea ceremony houses.
Every year, he holds “Post- workshops” which attempt to create environments that stimulate children’s artistic expression involving over five thousand children. Numerous art sessions have been also conducted with physically and mentally-challenged children.
More recently in 2014, a large scale retrospective exhibition of Shepard Projects was held in Yamazaki Mazak Museum in Nagoya. In 2016, a project involving 250 free-range endangered animal species was showcased in Shintoyosu, Tokyo ( currently on-going). He was involved in the art direction for a fashion brand “ Ne-net” Spring/Summer collection and “Adachi-gahara” the noh theater at the Sibiu International Theater Festival (Romania). He was also appointed for the art work of the book “Akai nagagutsu” by Kaori Ekuni.