Butoh and improvisational dancer. Butoh performer with Sankai Juku dance troupe. Pursuing the potential of improvisational dance as communication on an individual basis. Born Tokyo 1957. Studied improvisational dance at Mitsutaka Ishii workshops 1982 - 85. First solo performance in 1983. In solo dance, which begins in the experience of reconfirming one’s own physical presence in the midst of psychological crisis, it is possible to dance improvisationally, as an emotional interaction with where you are, starting from one’s own life-size body standing there. From 1988 continuing to try dance therapy along with specialists at the psychiatry department at Konan Hospital in Shiga Prefecture. Advisor to Japan Dance Therapy Association. Member Japan Improvisation Association. Part-time lecturer at Kyoto University of Art and Design, J. F. Oberlin University, Kobe University.