He studied at Keio University and at one time was a disciple of Koroku Sato in haiku.
He was a member of the Shirakaba ("White Birch") literary circle, and published many of his poems, which were rather naive and humanitarian in their literary magazine. Save for xenophobic poems written during World War II, his poetry reflects the philosophy of humanism with an optimistic perspective on the world. He was a prolific author, publishing as many as 30-40 works per month. His poems tend toward minimalism and describe everyday events and scenes, without resort to excessive sentimentality.
His anthology, Jibun wa mita ("I Saw", 1918), contains the poem Kuruma no oto ("Noise of the Carts"), which often appears in Japanese collections of Taisho period poetry. His longer work, Mukashi no ie ("House of Long Ago", 1929), is autobiographical, describing his aristocratic background.