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.

1992年大阪府生まれ。2012年から2015年まで3年間、文化庁新進芸術家海外研修制度の助成を受け、ロンドン大学ゴールドスミス美術学部にて現代美術を勉強する。2016年、"Remember" がドレスデン映画祭アニメーション部門金賞受賞。2017年、"Railment" が第55回アナーバー映画祭 にてアニメーション部門最優秀賞受賞。2018年、"Interstitial" が第22回スラムダンス映画祭にてアニメー ション部門最高賞を受賞。2019年、"Leaking Life" が第69回ベルリン国際映画祭に入選。アヌシー国際アニメーション映画祭やザグレブ国際アニメーション映画祭、オーバーハウゼン短編映画祭、レインダンス映画祭、メルボルン国際映画祭など国際映画祭にて上映。
Screenings, Awards, Grants

2020   25th Slamdance Film Festival, USA (Official Selection)
       Animafest Zagreb, Croatia (Official Selection)
       Vienna Shorts, Austria (Official Selection)
             58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA (Official Selection)
             24th Riga International Short Film Festival (Best Short Animation)

2019    69th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin (Official Selection)
             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 Selection)
             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 Selection)
             Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada (Official Selection)
             DOK Leipzig, Germany (Official Selection)
             42nd Atlanta Film Festival, USA (Official Selection)

2017    55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA < Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film >
             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 >
             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 Selection)
             59th Zinebi - Int’l Festival of Documentary and Short Film Bilbao, Spain (Official Selection)

2016    Filmfest Dresden, Germany < Golden Horseman for Animated Film >
             46th Tampere Film Festival, Finland (Official Selection)
             22nd Palm Springs Short Fest, USA (Official Selection)
             33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, USA (Official Selection)

2015    Japan Cultural Ministry Abroad Research Fellowship
             Crystal Palace Film Festival, UK < Best Animation >
             Ars Electronica, Austria (Official Selection)

2012    Nomura Foundation Art Grant, Japan
2011     Nomura Foundation Art Grant, Japan
2007    [10th] Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan <Art Division/Encouragement Prize>