After graduating from Tokyo Academy of Music in 1920 he studied further under Kiyoshi Nobutoki and then was sent by the Ministry of Education to the Berlin Music Academy for further training in 1932.
Kan'ichi Shimofusa became an associate professor at Tokyo Music School in 1934. He became a member of the textbook editorial committee of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture in 1940. He became a professor at Tokyo Music School in 1942 and the dean of the Department of Music at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1956.
Variations for orchestra