Born in Tokyo in 1950. Completed a master’s course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In addition to working as a producer and planner in a wide range of lighting design, from residential lighting to architectural lighting, urban and environmental lighting, he has organized a citizens’ lighting culture research group, “Lighting Detective Group,” and is actively working as its leader.
He has been in charge of lighting projects for Tokyo International Forum, JR Kyoto Station, Sendai Mediatheque, Roppongi Hills, and China Central Television. He has received the International Lighting Design Award, the Japan Lighting Award, the Japan Cultural Design Award, and the Mainichi Design Award. He is currently the president of Lighting Planners Associates and a visiting professor at Musashino Art University. He is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Architectural Institute of Japan, and the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan. His publications include “The Art of Architectural Lighting” (TOTO Shuppan), “World Lighting Detective” (Kajima Shuppan-kai), and “Designing Shadows” (Rikuyosha).