Born in 1957 in Koza, he opened Osamu Kobo in 1987, in Kijoka, Ogimi Village. He is a woodwork craftsman representing Okinawa Prefecture, who is particular about Yambaru
wood creating vessels that can be used as household items in daily life. Received the "Okiden Award", the highest award in the craft category, at the 67th "Okiden”
exhibition in 2015.