In 1977, I was born in Tokyo. In 1997, I moved to England. After completion of the MA Animation at Royal College of Art, I worked with a London based animation production company Passion Pictures for various commercial works such as TV ads directions, character designs, graphic prints, etc. My short film 'For Your Blossom' has won many international awards and been screened in more than 30 countries worldwide. In 2008, I came back to Japan, and currently live in Tokyo as a freelance moving image artist.

 

Winning Awards :
- 2012 Consumer's Advertisement Contest, over 16 seconds category (Japan - Tokyo): Bronze Prize
- 2012 Spike Asia, film craft category (Asian Countries): Bronze Prize
- 2010 Tokyo Midtown Award 2010 (Japan - Tokyo): Grand Prize
- 2010 Tokyo Midtown Award 2010 (Japan - Tokyo): Audience Prize
- 2010 Asiagraph 2010 (Asian countries) : The Best Work
- 2010 The 22nd CG Anime Contest (Japan - Kyoto) : Animation Prize
- 2010 Yamagata International Movie Festival (Japan - Yamagata) : Jury Award
- 2010 TBS DigiCon 2010 (Japan - Tokyo) : BS-TBS Prize (Sponsor's Prize)
- 2010 Digital Art Grand Prix (Japan - Ueda) : Excellent Prize
- 2010 Toyama Mizube Movie Festival (Japan - Toyama) : Excellent Prize
- 2005 16CORTO Film Festival Forli` (Italy - Forli`) : Special Mention Award
- 2005 DigiCon Award 6+1 (Japan - Tokyo): Outstanding Performance Award
- 2004 Brisbane International Animation Festival (Australia - Brisbane) : Debut Award
- 2004 Beijing Film Academy International Film and TV Festival (China - Beijing) : Bronze Prize

 

Screenings and Nominations :
Sepia Clock
- 2010.oct Asiagraph 2010 (Asian countries)
- 2010.oct The 22nd CG Anime Contest (Japan - Kyoto)
- 2010.oct The 13th Tateshina Film Festival (Japan - Nagano)
- 2010.nov Curta Cinema 2010 (Brazil)
- 2010.nov The 6th Yamagata International Movie Festival (Japan - Yamagata)
- 2010.nov TBS Digicon6 2010 (Japan - Tokyo)
- 2010.nov Digital Art Grand Prix (Japan - Ueda)
- 2010. dec Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival 2010 (Spain)
- 2011.mar Shin Kamakura Film Festival (Japan - Kamakura)
- 2011.mar The 2nd Tango Film Festival (Japan - Tango)
- 2011.mar The 9th Indies Anime Festa (Japan - Tokyo)
- 2011.mar Monstra Festival 2011 (Lisboa - Portugal)
- 2011.may ZLILN FILM FESTIVAL 2011 (ZLILN - Czech Repablic)
- 2011.Sep Milano Film Festival 2011 (Milan - Italy)
- 2011.oct The 6th Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2011 (Sapporo - Japan)

 

 

For Your Blossom
- Edinburgh Film Festival 2004 - Scotland - Edinburgh
- RESFEST 2004 - more than 30 countries
- JuMF2004 eMotion Film Festival - Korea - Seoul
- Matita Film Festival 2004 - Italy - Matita
- Toronto Student Film Festival 2004 - Canada - Toronto
- Calgary International Film Festival 2004 - Canada - Calgary
- Brisbane International Animation Festival - Australia - Brisbane
- Regensburg Short film week 2004 - Germany - Regensburg
- International Film festival "Etiuda" 2004 - Poland - Etiuda
- Beijing Film Academy International Student Film and TV Festival 2004 - China - Beijing
- Montreal's short film festival 2005 - Canada - Montreal
- Halloween Short Film Festival 2005 - UK - ICA
- 4th Tehran International Animation Festival 2005 - Iran - Tehran
- The 3rd International Animated Film Festival "BIMINI" 2005 - Latvia - Riga
- FEST Festival de Cinema e ViLdeo Jovem 2005 - Portugal - Espinho
- Lisbon International Independent Film Festival 2005 - Portugal - Lisbon
- Royal Television Society Postgraduate - UK
- Commonwealth Film Festival 2005 - England - Manchester
- Taiwan International Animation Festival 2005 - Taiwan - Taipei
- Annecy Animation Festival 2005 - France - Annecy
- ANIMA MUNDI 2005 - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
- DigiCon Award 6+1 2005 - Japan - Tokyo
- Inventa un Film Lenola film festival 2005 - Italy - Lenola
- Silhouette Film Festival 2005 - France - Paris
- Fantoche Baden Switzerland 2005 - Baden - Switzerland
- 16CORTO Film Festival Forli` 2005 - Italy - Forli`
- Festival International des Films de MontreLal 2005 - Canada - Montreal
- Future Shorts 2005 - London, Paris, Bristol, Toulouse, Moscow, Lisbon
- International Festival of Animated Films TINDIRINDIS 2005 - Lithuania - Vilnius
- RESFEST Korea special RCA programme 2005 - Korea - Seoul
- The 11th Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2006 - Japan Hiroshima

 

 

Dream Thief
- Unicaja Eurovideo Film Festival 2003 - Spain - Malaga
- NFT Event Eat Our Shorts 2003 - England - London
- JuMF2004 eMotion Film Festival - Korea - Seoul
- Toronto Student Film Festival 2004 - Canada - Toronto
- Bitfilm Festival 2004 - Germany - Berlin
- International Film festival "Etiuda" 2004 - Poland - Etiuda
- Animex 2005 Awards - UK
- Lisbon International Independent Film Festival 2005 - Portugal - Lisbon
- FEST Festival de Cinema e ViLdeo Jovem 2005 - Portugal - Espinho
- The 3rd International Animated Film Festival "BIMINI" 2005 - Latvia - Riga
- Short Shorts Film Festival ASIA 2005 - Japan)
- San Gio` Video Festival 2005- Italy
- International Festival of Animated Films TINDIRINDIS 2005 - Lithuania - Vilnius
- SPROCKETS Toronto International Film Festival for Children 2006 - Canada