Born in 1969, he made his debut by winning the Shiki Grand Prize from Gekkan Afternoon (Kodansha) in 1993. In 2002, he gained attention with his publication of Little Forest, based on his own experience of self-sufficiency. He won the Excellence Prize in the Manga Division at Japan Media Arts Festival in 2004 with Witches. Currently, he has a serial Children of the Sea running in Monthly IKKI (Shogakukan).
( 2009 )