Born in 1980. Graduated from Osaka kyoiku University, Image Forum Institute of Moving image and Tokyo University of the Arts. Began to create the short animation works in self-study from 2002. Like to make comfortable movements and is always thinking about the Japanese traditional concept called "Ma", the tension produced between movements.
Day of Nose (2005) won the Best Short Film at Norwich International Animation Festival and Well, That's Glasses (2007) won the Best Film of the Young Jury at Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival. In a Pig's Eye (2010) has been nominated at Zagreb, Annecy, Hiroshima, and Ottawa, and won the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, and Grand Prix at London International Animation Film Festival. The Mechanism of Spring (2010) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and The Great Rabbit (2012) won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The Great Rabbit
Berlin International Film Festival -Berlinale Shorts The Silver Bear, Circuito Off Festival -Off International (Grand Prix), Japan Media Arts Festival -Animation Division Excellence Award, Animafest Zagreb -Jury Special Award, Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival -Excellence Award, Fantoche International Animation Film Festival -Best Story-Award
The Mechanism of Spring
AniFest -Best Film(Short film up to 5 minutes), Animatou Festival international du film d'animation -Special Mention
In a Pig's Eye
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival -Best Film, London International Animation Film Festival -Best Film, Kavalan International Short Film Festival -Best Short Film, Vila do Conde International Film Festival -Great Prize Animation, Japan Media Arts Festival -Animation Division Excellence Award, Student CG Contest -Excellence Award, International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima -The Silver Jabberwocky, Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival -Best Short Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival -Funniest Film, Roanne International Animation Film Festival -Experimental Division Grand Prix, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival -Animasian Award, Animated Dreams -Jury's Special Mentioning Ⅰ, China International Animation & Digital Arts Festival -Special Mention, 25FPS International Experimental Film Festival -Honorable Mention
Well, That's Glasses
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival -Best Film of The Young Jury
Day of Nose
Norwich International Animation Film Festival -Best Short Film, Image Forum Festival -Encouragement award
Dancer of Vermicular
ASK? Moving Image Festival -Grand Prix
Sapporo International Short Film Festival -Filmmaker Division Jury's Special Mention (from Mr. Haruomi Hosono)