He graduated from Commercial Department of Waseda University (1920).
He was promoted to rank of great master of Tozan School Shakuhachi Playing (1947), thereafter as head of Hokutokai Society was actively engaged in popularization of Tozan school of shakuhachi playing. He divided his time between working as president of Yamato Painting Company, and in composing. As player he was under contract with Columbia Recording Company. Books include "Textbook of Shakuhachi." He was director of Japan Sankyoku Society.