He graduated from Chinese Literature Department of Tokyo University (1932). He has been devoting himself to the study of drama.
He was a staff member of Geki-to Нуoron (Drama and Reviews) magazine. Later served as lecturer of the Arts Department of Nihon University and became director of the Literature Department of the Haiyuza Troupe (1947). Meantime has been teaching as professor of Kyoritsu Women's College and lecturer of Chuo University, making speciality of the history of Eastern and Western dramas.