Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1885. Through the introduction of Koyo
OZAKI, he was able to study under Hanko KAJITA, where he worked hard at
reproducing picture scrolls. He joined the Kojikai in 1907 and was
widely noticed as a rising artist when he was awarded a prize at the
Bunten exhibition. He established a bracing style of portraiture and
also produced a large number of still life and flower and bird paintings
using rich colors to form a fresh impression.