Born 15 December 1955 in Osaka. Studied traditional ukiyo-e at Uesugi Studio, Kyoto, 1981 master printer of ukiyo-e. 1985 moved to Boston. 1994 in Los Angeles. 1994-1995 Rhode Island School of Design. 1995- as visiting artist and fellow at Wesleyan University, Middletown CT. Artist and printmaker in his own right, also works collaboratively with other artists such as Balthus, Mel Bochner, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chuck Close, etc. Permanent resident status in U.S.