Born in Kyoto in 1899. He studied painting under Nishimura Goun. He
exhibited mainly with the Kanten Exhibition while studying at the Kyoto
Municipal College of Painting and won recognition from art circles early
in his career. He taught at the Kyoto Municipal Art College in 1942, and
after World War II, became a leading figure in Kyoto's art community,
where he contributed to its development in many ways, such as by serving
as juror for the Nitten Exhibition.