11 April 1930 (age 89)
In 1961 he took the summer courses in Darmstadt, lived in Cambridge in 1961/1962, after which he moved back to Japan. In 1964 he became a Professor at the Ueno-Gakuen Music School in Tokyo.
In his music he combines contemporary Western styles with the Japanese traditions of No theatre and Gagaku. His preferred instrument is the flute for which he makes use of shakuhachi techniques.
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