Born in Fukagawa, downtown area in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. Graduated Regular Course in Tokyo College of Photography in 1974. He has been documenting a dairy life of people who are living in a downtown, bay area since 1970s. He won significant awards such as the 22nd Taiyo Award (1985), the 18th Kimura Ihei Award (1993). He had many exhibitions and published many books. He teaches to younger generations at the college and university.