Born in Gifu prefecture. Illustrator and manga artist. Contributed to Bakuchiku in 1929-1930. Used a seal derived from first syllable of his given name.** Taken in whole, or in part, with permission from: Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu. 1992.