Born in Tokyo in 1940. Graduated from the Architecture Department of Shibaura Technical University. He established the Japan Garden Research Association in 1963. Presently chairperson of the Association. The honorary president of the Suzhou Society for study of Landscape & Gandens, China. The honorary president of the Hangzhou Society for study of Landscape & Gardens, China. He plays an active part as a scholar of Japanese gardens. a garden architect, a designer of stone art objects, etc.
Major books he has authored include "Bamboo fences" (Ariake Shobo, 1977), "Style of Famous Garden in Japan" (Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha. 1978), "Details of Garden Design" (Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha. 1978), "Pasing Stones and Stepping Stones" (Ariake Shobo, 1979), "Gardens in Kyoto" (Kodansha, 1981), "An Illustrated Dictionary of Bamboo Fence and Rock Arrangement" (Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha, 1 9R4), "Japanese Garden Architects (Japan Garden Research Association. 1993) and "Making a Small Garden" (Boutique-sha Co.. 1996).