Born in 1944 in Kyoto Prefecture. Graduated from Tama Art University (Department of Graphic Design). He has been involved in animation production since his university days where he won awards at Sogetsu Animation Festival and Experimental Film & Video Festival. In 1981, he took part in the establishment of 3D Incorporated. Producing opening titles and animations for many TV programs, including the animations for NHK’s Minna no uta (Everyone’s Songs), he has also been involved in the production of a number of TV commercials. Since 2000, he has been engaged in production activities as a freelancer. He is a member of the animation production group G9+1 and a Japan Animation Association (JAA) supervisor.