Born in Kanda, Tokyo, in 1878. He was mentored by Toshikata
MIZUNO, an ukiyoe painter, and exhibited works at exhibitions such as the
Bunten. When the Teiten exhibition was established in 1919, he was appointed
juror. Was a member of Geijutsuin (1923) art group and Teikoku Geijutsuin
(1929) art group. He is also know for his elegantly flowing essays about
days gone by. He received the Order of Cultural Merit in 1954.