He attended Keio University (1869) and after graduating (1872) left for the United States to study dentistry.
Took active part in the Boshin-no-Eki, the civil war which led to the Meiji Restoration (1868).
He set himself up as a dentist in Tokyo and started a private practice. Is responsible for the founding of the Takayama Dental School (1890). He was a delegate to the International Chicago Exhibition (1893). Has written books on dentistry.