He is from Yoichi, Hokkaido. He was promoted to a professional at the age of 21. In Japan, he is recognized as one of the best snowboarders at ground-tricks, commonly called "buttering" in the west. He acted as a chairperson of Tesuri-Kyōkai (手摺狂会?) until 2006. He and his teammate, Hirohisa Sato have both made appearances in many books.
Now, he works with a small Japanese snowboarding brand called "011 Artistic".
- inhabitant-blog: アーカイブ
- Trasworld Snowboarding（2008年4月号）トランスワールドジャパン株式会社
- 011 Artistic official website
- Youtube Video
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- Youtube Video (29 valuable technique of ground tricks)
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