Born in the village of Kodomari, Aomori prefecture in 1950. In the seventies he released several albums on major labels like Columbia. Since 1990 he has been associated with the independent label P.S.F. Records.
Has collaborated with many musicians, including Keiji Haino, Motoharu Yoshizawa, John Zorn, Sunny Murray, Tomokawa Kazuki, etc.
Currently a member of the groups Vajra (2) (with Keiji Haino and Toshi Ishizuka), and Sanjah (with Masayoshi Urabe).
- 61 Vocals
- 50 Instruments & Performance
- 57 Writing & Arrangement
- 7 Production
- 8 Visual
- 18 Acting, Literary & Spoken