Born in Tokyo.
While a student of the department of science and engineering of Waseda University, I went over to New York to study music.
After my return to Japan, thanks to kind invitation of Rei Ohara, I played the flute in the legendary (?) band called Bamboo (Rei Ohara, Kenji Omura (the departed), Martin Wilweber, Tatsuo Hayashi, Hiroshi Imai & John Yamazaki were its members). However, as the sound of flute was drowned by the two electric guitars, I had no choice but beat the conga drums that happened to be available.
Invited by Haruomi Hosono, I participated in the tour called "Tin Pan Alley " in the flute and the percussion.
I also participated in the recordings of the following singers and groupsingers:
Nakajima, Seiko Matsuda, Momoe Yamaguchi, Kiyoshiro Imawano, Ryuichi Sakamoto,
Akiko Yano, Yukihiro Takahashi, Miharu Koshi, Junko Ohashi, Reichi Nakaido,
Checkers, Fumiya Fujii, Southern All Stars, Tatsuro Yamashita, Mari Takeuchi,
Sojiro, Senkan Yamato, Kazuhiko Kato, Takao Kusugi, Tokyo Scapara, Miki Imai,
Yoshitaka Minami, Shinichi Mori, Eiichi Otaki, Akira Kobayashi, Fuyumi Sakamoto,
Kei Ung-suk, Kim Yong-ja, BOOM, Yoshihiro Kai, Akina Nakamori, Machiko Watanabe,
Shinji Tanimura, Takao Horiuchi, Naomi Chiaki, Toko Furu-uchi, Motoharu Sano, Le
Couple, Kenji Sawada, Cousin, Masahito Tomobe, Yoshiyuki
Makihara, Midori Karashima,
Yasushi Nakanishi, Chikako Sawada, Mayumi Itsuwa, Marina Watanabe, Keizo
Nakanishi, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, SAKURA, Toshinori Yonekura, Shonentai, Joji
Tokoro, Ryoko Suehiro, Magokoro Brothers, Wolfuls, SPEED, HERO, Hidetaro Honjo,
Missia, and many others.
Released an album "Takara-Monde "( Crown Records). For ethnic music, I sought the Japanese identity in Japanese folk songs.
Started to work on the percussion ensemble of West Africa and tried to aim at the blending of this music with Japanese folk songs.
Started to sing in an attempt of the popularization of "new danceable popular songs for adults."
In April released a CD album "c'est du nanan" with a group called "nanan" under Victor group's new label "aosis records". In October released a solo album "Din Don" under the same label "aosis records".
Started my career as a singer.
While engaged in the usual studio work, started making live performances of sing and talk accompanied by the guitar in various places.
In September released a solo album"A romance in the moonlight (Tsukikageno koi)". Also re-released an album "Takara-Monde "( 1990 Crown Records )