Born in Hachinohe-shi, Aomori Prefecture,and raised in Saitama Prefecture. While studying Yamada style koto from an early age, he also played the flute, percussion, and contrabass in brass bands in elementary, junior high, and high schools, where he absorbed Western music. He picked up the Tsugaru shamisen in college, but also dabbled in Japanese drums and shinobue, displaying his lack of principles, and also took advantage of his appearance, resembling formerJapanese PM Junichiro Koizumi, to initiate "Structural Reform of JapaneseMusic Leaving No Sacred Areas." In order to convey"easy-to-understand Japanese music", he joined to form "Seshami Street Boys" while performing energetically. Aside from college, he completed the NHK Hogaku Ginousha Ikusei Kai (48th generation) with the koto.In forming its alumni association, he proposed to make the name of the association "ISK48" after "48th generation of the Ikuseikai." but his classmates laughed and dismissed it. Perhaps surprisingly, he is also a part-time lecturer at Keio University. Currently studies shamisen under master Takayuki Matsuda.