First became a dancer of the Shinsei Opera Troupe and then studied under Tatsuya Kishida. He served as playwright of the Takarazuka Opera Troupe (1921). Visited Europe and America (1928) to inspect stage plays. After returning, directed "Parizette" which was so well received that it made him a leading revue director.
Brought a golden age to the Takarazuka Opera by directing a number of romantic operas. Visited Europe and America again (1936).
Left the Takarazuka Opera Troupe (1941) in connection with the reformation dispute, but returned to the troupe (1950) to produce such popular operas as "Arabian Nights" and "Gubijin" (A Beautiful Queen of the Chinese Emperor) which made him leader of the troupe again. Appointed director of the troupe. Visited Europe for third time (1953).
His wife was the former star of the troupe, Namiko Okitsu.