Born and raised in New York, he spends high school and university in Tokyo, and later moves to Los Angeles where he currently resides.
As a Japanese-American, he finds his calling to becoming a bridge between the US and Japan early on in his life. His creations are known to incorporate elements of Japanese traditional techniques and mediums, with hopes to spark interest in Japanese
Being active in different fields and industries from fashion, spatial design, restaurant ownership, and others with branding and
marketing work, he travels between Los Angeles and New York.