He studied Literature at Taisho University and simultaneously studied at the Tokyo Film School. Later, he joined the Seinendan theater company, directed by the prestigious playwright Oriza Hirata. His films have gone through the main festivals, and he has received awards such as the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize in Cannes for Harmonium or the appointment as Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.


Love Life (2022, D'A 2023), The Real Thing (2020), The Yalta Conference Online (mid-length film, 2020), A Girl Missing (2019), The Man From the Sea (2018), East of Jefferson (short film, 2018), Birds (Working Title) (short film, 2017), Harmonium (2016, D'A 2017), Sayonara (2015), Au revoir l’été (2013), Inabe (mid-length film, 2013), Hospitalité (2010), Human Comedy in Tokyo (2008), La grenadière (mid-length film, 2006), Home Sweet Home (2004), Alice in Caprices (2004), The Chair (2002)