He was born
in Nagano Prefecture on July 11, 1942. He graduated Takasaki City
University of Economics. Living very closely to the residence of Shipei
Kusano, he studied the spirit of poetry from Shinpei. His poem "An
Afterimage" won the top award of the the 1999 poetry contest of National
Library of Poetry, USA. He has been introduced in the PBS TV twice in
2000 as a Japanese poet and translator. He lives with his cat in
Higashimurayama, Tokyo. He is an owner and publisher of this website,
"Playing with Cloud"
"Life, Song and Contenplation"
of Private Novel", etc.