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Born in Ibaraki prefecture in 1933. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Rikkyo University in 1955 and worked for Shinchosha Publishing. He had been in charge of gravure photos of "Weekly Shincho" since its first issue (in 1956), left the company in 1959 and became freelance. Established the photo agency "VIVO" (1959-61) with Akira Sato, Shoei Tomatsu, Akira Tanno, Ikko Narahara, and Eiko Hosoe.
His collections of works include "chizu- The Map", "chizu no moketto (Moquette of Map)", "seinaru sekai (Sacred World)", "toi basho no kioku (Memory of a Distant Place)", "The Nude", "sekai gekijo (World Theater)", "yuriika (Eureka)", "The Last Cosmology".
His exhibitions include "chizu (The Map)", "seinaru sekai (Sacred World)", “rosu kapurichosu (Los Capriccios)", "sekai gekijo (World Theater)-2003 ", "mienai toshi (Invisible City)-2006 ", "ATLAS All Cities-2007", "Worlds End-2010 ", "nikko guwa-2011", "Phenomena-2012", "Last things-2016", "100-Illusions-2018" and "kage no nakano kage (Shadow in the Shadows)-2019".
Collections at The Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Tokyo Photography Museum, Kushiro Art Museum, Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, The collection includes the College of Photography, Tamami University, Nihon University, Tate Modern, Pompidou Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, The New York Museum of Modern Art, and the Boston Museum of Art.
Lifetime Achievement Award from Ministry of Science, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2004, Japan Photography Association Award in 2011.