Studied sculpture in France and Germany.
His early works include Yuami (Bathing) which is realistic and his later works Dojoji and Laotze which are of the traditional Oriental style.
He was good at relief work and wood-carving. Combining Japanese and Western technique, he attempted to create a unique style in wood-carving.
He headed the sculptor section of the Taiheiyo Gakai (Pacific Artists Society) which was organized in 1901.
Was a judge for the first Education Ministry's art exhibition held in 1907. Was appointed a Court artist.