Ervin and meI was born and raised in Toyama, Japan. After studying mechanical engineering at Tokyo University of Science, I was apprenticed to a Japanese luthier Kenji Sugita for eight years to acquire traditional woodworking skills and learned lutherie under Ervin Somogyi for two years. Ervin gave me a significant impetus and direction to my lutherie life. Then I started my own shop in my hometown Toyama, Japan.

I build fine custom acoustic guitars and ukuleles. My craftsmanship and refined sense of design/engineering make it possible to create unique musical stringed instruments. It is based on traditional woodworking skills and a scientific approach. It means that I have qualitative and quantitative eyes simultaneously.

Another characteristic is about my design. It is based on Wabi-Sabi, Japanese aesthetics of beauty that represents “quiet simplicity”. I am a minimalist in my own life and my motto is “Live simply”. I would be pleased if you find the aesthetics of subtraction from Zen Art in my works.


アメリカカリフォルニア州オークランドで製作家Ervin Somogyi氏のもとで学ぶ 中で、日本にいる時には全然意識しなかった「日本人としてのアイデンティティ」を強く意識し、ギターのデザインで日本の美意識を表現したいと思うようになりました。具体的にいうと、侘び寂びのような簡素性や俳句や禅に見られるような引き算の美学です。