Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1944. Completed the graduate school of fine art at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1971. Participated in replication of the mural paintings at Takamatsuzuka Tumulus in 1974. Won the 9th Adachi Museum of Art Award for "Jo" in 1974. Was recommended to be a member at Nihon Bijutsuin, the next year. Meanwhile, became a professor at Hiroshima City University and made efforts to train juniors also. Goes abroad such as China and India to collect materials and livelyly depicts people who live with nature.