Born December 5, 1959, in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Education: Studied at Musashino Art University, 1979-81; Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Nagoya, Japan, B.F.A., 1985, M.F.A., 1987; graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (German State Academy of Arts), Düsseldorf, Germany, 1993.
Addresses: Contact —Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, 4-7-25 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 140-0001; Marianne Boesky Gallery, 535 W. 22nd St., New York, NY 10011; Blum & Poe, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034. Home —Tokyo, Japan. Website —http://www.happyhour.jp.
Lived and worked as a professional artist and instructor in Köln, Germany, 1993-2000; visiting professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1998; based out of studio in Tokyo, Japan, 2000—.
Awards: Award for Artist, Nagoya City, Japan, 1995.