Bachelor cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 1954.
Ptr. Triad Design Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1957-1959. Senior design director Francis Blod Design Associate, 1959-1964. Principal, owner Stuart Gunn and Furuta Inc., 1964-1985.
Curatorial director Urban Art Research Center, 1988. Adjunct professor literature St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, since 1988. Adjunct associate professor art H. Lehman College of City University of New York, New York City, 1968-1978.
Advisory board Asian American Art Center, New York City, since 1988.
Active Poetry Project St. Mark's Church, since 1985. With United States Army, 1955-1956. Member The Academy American Poets, Haiku Society New York (Haiku award 1980, president 1980-1982).
Married Misao Yokota, November 2, 1958. 1 child, Yoshiya.