Born in Toyama, Japan in 1965 and currently lives and works in Tokyo.
I started my career as a graphic designer in 1990s, just before the dissemination of computers to the design industry. At that time, manual dexterity was one of the important natures for graphic designer. I confess that I loved precise manual work with a craft knife and tweezers more than creative work which demanded inspirations of me without a pause. With the diffusion of computers, my interest turned to craft work using paper, the most familiar and cheapest material for young poor designer. Through having trials of paper sculpture, 3-D illustration, pop-up card and so on, I finally reached DIY paper craft in around 2000. Now I enjoy both graphic design and creating paper models with unchanged craft tools, and of course, big help of computer.