Born in Hiroshima, Japan. Graduated from the Literature Department in Seikei University. Started his photography career as a stringer for the Reuters' Beijing branch office, then continued on as a magazine photographer. After working as an assistant for a photographer Masao Torii, he studied photography under Eiichiro Sakata, a Japanese great photographer, for five years. He became a freelance photographer in 2006. Now he mainly works on commercial and magazine photographs and portrait.