Japanese drummer who has worked with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Assad Brothers, and the Maria Schneider Orchestra.
He studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
He lived in Rio de Janeiro for three months in order to study with respected Brazilian percussionists such as Jorginho do Pandeiro and Celsinho Silva.
He hails from Nagasaki, Japan.
He has performed with the instrumental jazz/funk ensemble Snarky Puppy, a group that was founded by bassist Michael League.