ーI was born in japan in 1977. I studied filming technic at theTOKYO POLYTECHNIC UNIV. and FILM SCHOOL OF TOKYO(1996-2002). One of the films I DPed [MICHI] won the best cinematography award in PIA FILM FESTIVAL, the highest level independent film festival in japan.
I worked as an assistant camera for Kore-eda Hirokazu films [NOBODY KNOWS] [HANAYORIMONAO] and Koji Wakamatsu films. I began my career as a cinematographer in 2005. I have filmed many cinema,drama,music video and TV documentary since then. I have filmed many projects in over 30 countries. I'm willing to travel and film anywhere in the world, and I'm looking for job or projects in U.S.
( PIA FILM FESTIVAL 2002 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award)
[THE RED ARMY (UNITED RED ARMY)]
(BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008- CICAE. award / NETPAC award) Dir.Koji wakamatsu.
(BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010-SILVER BEAR award) Dir.Koji wakamatsu.
(ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 2013 REPRESENTATION OF JAPAN.
/ BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012 CICAE award. )Dir.Yang yonghi.
(TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 CINEMA SPLASH SECTION) Dir. Takuji Suzuki .
[MY GUIDE TO HAWAII ]
MY newest film was shot in OAHU with American union staff. It will release 2014. watashinohawaii.com/index.html
"CATERPILLAR" -trailer youtube.com/watch?v=ir4fby55EzI