20th century Shin-hanga and Sosaku-hanga Printmaker
Studied painting with Kawamura Kiyoo and lithography with Kaneko Masajiro. Founding ember of Nihon Sosaku-Hanga Kyokai in 1918. Known principally as lithographer but also made self-carved, self-printed moku-hanga and in 1920s designed woodblocks published by Watanabe Shozaburo. Sometimes signed prints with his given name or first syllable of his given name in hiragana.