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.