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Born in Osaka, Japan in 1992. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths
University of London as a trainee under the Japan Cultural Ministry
Abroad Research Fellowship for up- and-coming artists from 2012 to
2015. “Interstitial (2017)“ won the Grand Jury Prize for Animation
Short at 23rd Slamdance Film Festival. “Railment (2017)” received
the Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film at 55th Ann Arbor
Film Festival, and “Remember (2015)” got Golden Horseman for
Animated Film at 28th Filmfest Dresden. His newest film “Leaking
Life (2019)” had its World Premiere at the 69th Berlin International
Film Festival 2019. The film is currently making the festival rounds
with several screenings, including Annecy International Animation Film
Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Gijon Film
Festival, where it was awarded the Young Jury Award, and the Montreal
Festival du Nouveau Cinema where it received a Special Jury Mention.


2020 25th Slamdance Film Festival, USA (Official Slection)
2019 69th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin (Official Slection)
   48th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema, Canada < Jury's Special Mention >
   57th Gijon International Film Festival < Youth Jury Award >
   Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France (Official Slection)
   Animafest Zagreb, Croatia (Official Slection)
2018 23rd Slamdance Film Festival, USA < Grand Jury Prize for Animation Short >,
   23rd Slamdance Film Festival, USA < Creative Future Award >
   FLICKERS’ Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival, USA < Grand Prize for the Best Experimental >
   27th Arizona International Film Festival, USA < Jury Awards for Creative Achievement >
   Bolton International Film Festival, UK < Best Experimental>
   Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (Official Slection)
   Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada (Official Slection)
   DOK Leipzig, Germany (Official Slection)
   42nd Atlanta Film Festival, USA (Official Slection)
2017 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA < Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Fiilm >
   Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators, Japan
   Artist in Studio at Kyoto Art Centre, Japan
   29th Girona Film Festival, Spain < Best Experimental Art Film >
   16th Concorto Film Festival, Italy < Prize Sbandato d'Argento >
   NONPLUSSED FEST, USA < the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short >
   44. Festival of Nations, Austria < "Lenz" for Best Animated Film >
   Shuffle Festival, UK < Best Under 25 >
   ReAnima International Animated Film Festival 2017, Norway < Best Experimental Film >
   63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (Official Slection)
   22nd Slamdance Film Festival, USA (Official Slection)
   59th Zinebi - Int’l Festival of Documentary and Short Film Bilbao, Spain (Official Slection)
2016 Filmfest Dresden, Germany < Golden Horseman for Animated Film >
   46th Tampere Film Festival, Finland (Official Slection)
   22nd Palm Springs Short Fest, USA (Official Slection)
   33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, USA (Official Slection)
2015 Japan Cultural Ministry Abroad Research Fellowship
   Crystal Palace Film Festival, UK < Best Animation >
   Ars Electronica, Austria (Official Slection)
2012 Nomura Foundation Art Grant, Japan
2011 Nomura Foundation Art Grant, Japan
2007 [10th] Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan <Art Divisin/Encouragement Prize>