Born in Hokkaido in 1955 Kyoto University of the Arts Graduate School of Art, Department of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts(MFA)
In 2008, started the project “Roadside Lights” with vending machines.
The reason why I take a photo of a vending machine is that it will make us see hope and inspiration when we see shiny things in the middle of a dark night.also most of my theme revolves around a vending machine in the middle of a snow storm
Published in many media such as CNN, BBC, SPIGEL.


2020年 “Roadside Lights”Winter、Case Publishing /Tokyo, Japan

2017 “Being There” Case Publishing / Tokyo, Japan

2017 “Roadside Lights” Zen Photo Gallery, Case Publishing / Tokyo, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024年 “Roadside Lightsⅱ”AkioNagasawa gallery/Tokyo、Japan

2023年 “Roadside Lights”AkioNagasawa gallery/Tokyo、Japan

2018 “Roadside Lights”Marianne Cat Gallery/ Marseille

2018 “Roadside Lights”case Tokyo/Tokyo

2018 “Roadside Lights”case Rotterdam/Rotterdam

2017 “Roadside Lights”Galerie&c0119/Pars

2017 “Roadside Lights ” Zen Photo gallery/Tokyo

2017 “Existence of ”epson imaging gallery/Tokyo

2016 “Roadside LightsⅣ” KONIKA MINOLTA Plaza/Tokyo

2015 “Roadside LightsⅢ” KONIKA MINOLTA Plaza/Tokyo

2014 “Roadside LightsⅡ”NIKON SALON/Tokyo

2013 “Roadside Lights” Continental gallery/Sapporo

2013 “Roadside Lights” KONIKA MINOLTA Plaza/Tokyo

2011 “Roadside Lights〜Light in a wayside” Continental gallery/Sapporo

2011 “Roadside Lights〜Light in a wayside”I.P.CTokyoHiro/Tokyo

2007 “Silk Road〜Afterimage of a relief” Fuji film photo salon Tokyo /Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Sapporo Parallel MuseumSappro

2021 Photograph Town Higashikawa Prize-winning artist outdoor photo exhibition/Higashikawa

2021 Sapporo Art Exhibition" After Dark"Sapporo Art Museum/Sappro


2017 in print, out of print Photo Books Nara City photo art museum / Nara

2017 RAIEC WAVE Mirage Gallery/Kobe

2016 RAIEC Tokyo 331 Art Chiyoda/Tokyo

2014 “DARK ROOM MEETING2015” Continental gallery /Sapporo

2014 “Expressed picture Hokkaido” Continental gallery /Sapporo

2012 “Living with photography” I.P.CTokyoHiro/Tokyo


2018 Higashikawa International Photo Festival Special Photographer Prize

2017 2017 Photo-eye Best Books​

2017 Critical Mass Top50


Sapporo Art Museum
Higashikawa Culture Gallery


2021年 PhotoGaspesie/Quebec,Canada

2021 Auckland Festival of Photography/Auckland、NZ

2018 34th Higashikawa International Photo Festival / Higashikawa, Japan

2016 Singapore International Photo Festeval 2016 / Singapore, Singapore


2024 AIPAD / NY, USA

2023 Paris Photo / Paris, France

2023 MIA-Milan Image ArtFair / Milan, Italy

2022 Paris Photo / Paris, France

2022 Foto fever paris /Paris, France

2022 PhillipsLondon /London, UK

2022 ArtFairDijion /Dijion, France

2021 Paris Photo / Paris, France

2021 PhillipsLondon /London, UK

2020 Photo Basel2020 / Basel, Switzerland

2020 PhillipsLondon /London, UK

2019 Paris Photo / Paris, France

2019 PhillipsLondon /London, UK

2019 Photo Basel2018 / Basel, Switzerland

2019 Haute Photographie / Rotterdam, Netherlands

2018 Photo Basel2018 / Basel, Switzerland