Photographer. Born, July 21st 1970 in Wakayama-shi.
During high school he was immersed in amateur boxing until his graduation from university where he began to independently study photography.
At 27 he had the chance to travel to New York. At this time he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and from this began to think about being a photographer of fighting sports.
After that he had many chances to travel to Brazil where amongst ohter things he could mix with ohter martial artists, in turn publishing "Brazilian Vale Tudo" ( Joho Center Publishing ) in 2002.
A little while after this his thoughts returned to Japan and the challenge of climbing the country's various mountains.
In 2009 he became intrigued with the relationship Japanese people have with the mountains of the country.
He was also drawn to "Shugendou", or the art of Japanese mountain asceticism, a concept which incorporates Shintoism and Buddhism.
He then spent 3 years as a mountain priest, in turn publishing his experiences "Running through the heart of mountains in Japan" (akishobo) which was later discussed in various media outlets.
Throughout 2013 he held an exhibition of the his photos at Kinpusenji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
In 2014, he published "Mt.Fuji" (akishobo) and "Climb Every Mountain" (tankosya). He also participated in an exhibition "Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration" held in Kokugakuin University Museum and gained popularity.
He is a regular participant in various events for Yamabushi in Ominesan and so on.
He continues to work as a photographer; working through various media outlets with sports persons, artists and fighters.
He also coaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Main Branch of the Triforce Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy which is headquartered in Ikebukuro.