He was a calligrapher. After he graduated junior high school, he went to China for studying but he came back because of disease. Then he became a teacher. When he was 25, he became a pupil of Secchiku Kondo (近藤雪竹) and studied calligraphy. In 1918, he went to Tokyo and got a job with Mitsubishi shipbuilder. Taking this opportunity, he studied under Ekaku Kusakabe (日下部鳴鶴). After the Great Kanto earthquake, he retired from his job and moved to Osaka. He founded Koshi Shodo-kai (甲子書道会) and engaged in the development of calligraphy.