Born in Osaka in 1959 currently based in Tokyo, Osaka and Vienna. Using a range of effects, his performances both as a solo and session musician are full of lyricism and originality, and his guitar playing with his original unit full of power and creativity. He continues to expand the potential of musi- cal instruments and improvisation. He traverses all genres and has been part of collaborations involving most forms of musical expression. In recent years, he has performed numerous times in North America and Europe. He is known for being Japan's only daxophone musician, a new type of musical instrument invented by Hans Reichel.