Born April 20,1948 in Kagoshima, Japan.
Learned photography while serving for four years with Japanese Army.
After separation from Army worked eight years for a Japanese newspaper.
Arrived in 1983 to work as a free lance photographer in the United States.
Commissioned mainly to take sports photographs under contract with Japanese Sports Newspaper.
In 1997 began photographing U.S. national parks and wildlife. Have visited all 58 national parks and more than 20 national monuments and wild life sanctuaries.