Creative director, film maker, photographer, founder of Drawing and Manual, Professor at Musashino Art University.
Born in 1969 in Tokyo. Started career in the music industry, joining Sony Music Entertainment. Later moved to Sony Corporation and worked as a sound engineer in the PR/Advertising division, while also producing exhibitions for creators of contemporary art and artists. In 1991, moved to New York and made a career change from music to film, gaining experience as editing engineer, sound director and cinematographer. Involved in making news programs for CNN, NBC, TV programs, TV commercials, music videos, movies, and movie trailers. After returning to Japan, worked in a wide range of genres as a freelance cinematographer, theatre director and set director, while also making works in 3D computer graphics. Later set up company DRAWING AND MANUAL. Was director of the "Motion Graphics" exhibition held annually from 1997 to 2000, pioneering the motion graphics movement. Later became involved in brand design and in the research and development of products, making use of his wide-ranging creative skills. The "xylophone" commercial he directed for NTT Docomo was awarded in three different categories at the 2011 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. His photo exhibition "Found stories from a movie that doesn't exist" traveled across Japan from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, wrote the screenplay for and directed his first movie "Suzu" - a short movie of a story in Toyama Prefecture. In 2015, showed media artwork "Yukimi shunga" in Milan and New York. The work was inspired by the erotic Shunga works of Katsushika Hokusai. Also in 2015, directed the exhibition "Motion Science" at Tokyo Midtown's 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT.