After graduating from the Tokyo Foreign Language School's French Section, he went to France as an overseas business student of the Agriculture and Commerce Ministry. Studied textiles at a French industrial art school and returned to Japan (1912).
Engaged in his family's textile business, added to it a wool fabrics section and began importing Western fabrics. His store became one of the largest of the kind in Kansai.
Became president of the Kobe Franco-Japanese Association, was decorated by the French Government and was appointed a Paraguayan honorary consul.