1961 Born Wajima City Ishikawa Prefecture
Grandfather was born in Shizuoka into a family of traditional makers of red bean paste for Japanese sweets. Father, also born in Shizuoka, became a lacquer artist.
Steered by father to pursue career in lacquer.
1979 Graduated from Wajma High School. Considered pursuing the study of lacquer in Kyoto but eventually decided to commence specialist study in painting.
1981 Graduated from the Osaka Institute of Design.
1982 Commenced study of makie with father. Gap in expectations caused abandonment of lacquer practice. Focussed on the planning/design of commission works.
1987 Father formally opened a lacquer workshop in Wajima
1989 Pursued a personal interest in the three dimensional forms achievable in kanshitsu technique, especially kanshitsu using cord.
1991 Resumed work with father and Enshu master Desaka Michitomo from whom further techniques in kanshitsu acquired. Realized that the secret of kanshitsu lies in the initial model and began serious research into materials and tools. Progressed from collaborative works with father to individual works.
2006 Became a member of NPO Shikoukenkyukai (SKK) (Lacquer Research Association)
Exhibited ‘Aroma’ Australia-Japan Year of Exchange Official Event Hamilton Art Gallery Victoria Australia
2007 Unryuan and Friends Group Exhibition Gallery Time Ginza Tokyo
2008 International Asian Art Fair New York Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Grand Prize Isehan The Return of the Edo Cosmetic Itabeni (Lipstick Palette)
2009 Selected Exhibitor Young Artists Create Wristwatch Dials Ginza Tenshodo 130th Anniversary Exhibition
2010 Selected member Date Family Incense Set Project NPO SKK