Japanese poet and art critic. Born in Tokyo.
Graduated from Nagatacho Elementary School (now Kojimachi Elementary School), Kojimachi Junior High School, Dokkyo Senior High School, and the Faculty of Letters of Keio University. In 1961, he launched the poetry magazine "Drum Can" with Chieko Aida, Teruo Inoue, Shinji Suzuki, and Gozo Yoshimasu. After graduating from university, he worked for an art publishing company, and by the end of his twenties, he was a commissioner for the Venice Biennale.
In 1968, he founded the photo-critical poetry magazine "provoke" with Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, Koji Taki, etc. In 1985, he won the Takami Jun Award for "Toki ni Kishinashi. In 1990, he became a professor at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University. He lived in Oiso Town, Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to Gozo Yoshimasu, he was a member of the Kurozumi-kyo religion, and his grave is in the headquarters of the Kurozumi-kyo religion in Okayama City.

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