He was born in Naha City, but his family roots are on Hatoma Island in the Yaeyama Archipelago. He listened to the folksongs and sounds of Sanshin from an early age. He
watched his grandparents overseeing an Utaki while growing up, touching and feeling the island close up. When he was a student, he encountered Bingata, was drawn to its
charms, and studied under Sadao Chiken from 2004. He established himself independently in 2015. He was also a lecturer of bingata techniques at the Handicraft Promotion
Center from 2016 to 2020.