Awards and Honors

The Wall Street Journal / 2018 The Year in Photos

Official Team Photographer of Japan National College Baseball Team  29th Summer Universiade, Taipei, Taiwan - 2017

Nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2017, World Press Photo

MSN The Best Travel Pictures of 2016

The Guardian / World News Best Photographs of the day - April 30, 2016

Nikon / Ben Rose Award (UArts) - 2014

Fuji film Award for Documentary Photography (UArts) - 2013

Group Exhibitions

ISSP 2016 Exhibition - Kuldiga Town Library Arts Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia - 2016

Philly Photoday 2013 - Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Pennsylvania, U.S. - 2013

Philly Photoday 2012 - Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Pennsylvania, U.S. - 2012

Workshops and Internship

International Summer School of Photography - (Kuldiga, Latvia) - 2016

The Eddie Adams Workshop XXVII - (New York, U.S.) - 2014

Photography Instructor at The Goodlands Program - (Pennsylvania, U.S.) -2013


The University of The Arts (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.) BFA Photography - 2014

J.F.Oberlin University (Tokyo, Japan) BFA International Studies - 2010


Proficient with Nikon and Cannon camera systems, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, CaptureOne, FinalCut Pro, Studio lighting, Classic Darkroom process (include medium format, large format), Non-silver process (Cyanotype, Van dyke brown, Tintype process) etc.

Bilingual in English and Japanese. 

Memberships and License

ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers)

NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) - U.S.

Japan National Curator License