Graduated from Komaba Agricultural School in 1880.
Briefly stayed at Komaba Agricultural School as a teacher till he left for further studies at the Michigan State Agricultural School and later at the Illinois University. Before returning he made a study tour of Europe.
Was appointed professor at Tokyo Agricultural and Forestry School (1887). He endeavored to found the Morioka Higher Agricultural and Forestry School and became its first president (1903). Was the first to warn farmers of Tohoku District against depending on rice as the main crop and encouraged them to cultivate cold weather crops. When the Kagoshima Higher Agricultural and Forestry School was established (1909) he was appointed its first president.
Was elected member of House of Peers.