Born in Tokyo, 1978. He studied video at Image Forum and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University. His graduation work entitled Consultation Room won First Prize in the Campus Genius Contest, earned a Jury Selection at the 9th Japan Media Arts Festival, and was screened during the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival and at many other international film festivals. In 2009, his animated short film HAND SOAP earned many awards--including the Grand Prix at the Holland Animation Film Festival, the Prize of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and a Special Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival--and was also a Jury Selection at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival. He is a full-time lecturer at Image Forum and representative director of CALF Co., Ltd.