Born in 1947 in Kochi-shi, the western part of Japan. Finished Chuo University, Faculty of Commerce and Setsu-Mode-Seminar. Illustrator and children°«s book author.
In 1974 he visited and saw °∆The Exhibition of Japanese Picture Scrolls°« in Tokyo National Museum, and this experience led him to learn further the art of Japanese painting by himself. With this background he continues publishing children°«s picture books, while taking care of his vegetable garden, a dog, a cat and two bantams in the suburban area in Kanagawa prefecture.