Existentialist philosopher and professor who was famous for his work Religion and Nothingness from 1961.
He obtained his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1924.
He held the Chair of Philosophy and Religion at Kyoto University for nearly 30 years before his death.
He was born and raised in Japan.
He spent a portion of his life in Kyoto where film actress Kimiko Ikegami grew up.