Born in Tokyo in 1929. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University in 1953. In 1953, he graduated from Chiba University with a degree in architecture. In 1957, he became the chief designer of Isamu Kenmochi Design Laboratory, and in 1971, he became its representative director. From 1973 to 2000, he worked as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Kyushu Institute of Design, Japan Women's University, Bunka Women's University, Construction College of the Ministry of Construction, National Construction Training Center, and Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. He was a visiting professor at Aichi University of Arts from 2001 to 2005.
As a public official, he served as a member of the G-Mark Selection Committee of the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization from 1970 to 2004, a commissioner of the Japanese National Railways Work Bureau, a member of the Interior Advisory Committee of the Housing Bureau of the Ministry of Construction, a member of the Interior Planner Examination Committee, and a member of the Better Living Certification Committee and Council.
Major awards include the Mainichi Industrial Design Award, the Mainichi Industrial Design Award Special Award, the Japan Interior Designers Association Award, and the International Federation of Interior Architects/Interior Designers-IFI Grand Award.
His major works include, Interiors - Hotel Nikko Saipan, Mitsui Urban Hotel Osaka Bay Tower, Keio Plaza Hotel, Yamagata City Hall, IBM Japan offices, Daito Town Community Center + Surisawa Station Building, Ina Foods Industries Sendai Shop, etc. Transportation - JAL B-747, governmental aircraft, NYK Asuka, JR East and JR Tokai Shinkansen trains, JR East and JR Tokai limited express trains, JR Tokai limited express trains, JR Tokai limited express trains, JR Tokai linear motor car MLU-00X1 development, etc. Products - Tractor Komatsu, Fukiage Gosho furniture, Yakult containers, mass-produced furniture, etc.