He founded Sovat Theater with 3 mold-makers（sculptors). His works have been screened at international film festivals.
He was also selected as a Special Cultural Honor by Kyoto City in 2002.
Following year, he won the Gotoh Memorial Foundation the Most Promising Talent Prize.
His latest stop motion animation, "ELEMI" won the Excellence Prize at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival and
[The OFUJI Noburo Award]at the MAINICHI FILM AWARDS.