Born in Tokyo. After studying engineering, he began a career as a designer. The aim of his work is to make original objects. Bridging several fields of design and science, engineering, art, and physical expression, he is concerned with innovation and solutions for problems in wide-ranging contexts. Since serving as director of the Sensorium Project, which won a Golden Nica Award in the network division of Ars Electronica in 1997, he has created many experimental installations indifferent countries. For the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), he developed a Hands-On Model of the Internet. His other projects include stage design work for the FIFA World Cup 2002, concept models for KDDI's AU design project, JAXA's moonbell, and so-called “emotional physical interfaces.” From forms of expression that refer to street music, dance and video to total design concepts, he continues to work on communication design projects of all scales. He loves fast things and high places.