Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1980. He graduated from Nippon Photography Institute Tokyo in 2001.
After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, he became a member of the Salvage Memory project which returns lost photos to their owners in the town of Yamamoto in Miyagi prefecture, one of the places hit worst by the tsunami. During this project, he took heavily damaged photos which had been thrown away and turned them into a traveling exhibition named Lost & Found Project that aimed to raise funds for tsunami survivors. He has published a catalogue of this exhibition titled Tsunami, Photographs, and Then – LOST & FOUND PROJECT (AKAAKA 2014). His other photographic books, SKYFISH (AKAAKA 2010), Laying Stones (VERO 2015), Birds on the Heads / Bodies in the Dark (VERO 2016) and Spinning a Yarn (VERO 2020) have been published.