Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dokkyo University, Saitama, Japan, 1987. Postgraduate, Tokyo Glass Art Institute, 1991. Master of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1996.
Resident artist Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, New Jersey, 1996, Penland (North Carolina) School of Crafts, 1997-2000, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 2005—2006. Instructor Takinami Glass Factory, Tokyo, 1993, Joshibi University Art and Design, Tokyo, 2001, Tokyo Glass Art Institute, 2001. Meisel University of Art and Design, 2002.