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Born in Osaka in 1934. He began his studies on Shakuhachi when he was six years old with his father who was an amateur musician. At the age of 13 he took up studies in Shamisen and Koto. He participates in numerous concerts and in 1953 he gained considerable appreciation for his composition "The night train" that was praised by enthusiastic critics.

Living near Tottori, on the Sea of Japan, he devoted himself to research on new techniques of playing… read more

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