Born in Kanagawa Prefecture. Has held solo exhibitions around the world and shown at numerous art exhibitions by invitation. His photobooks include “Sonomama Sonomama”, “Still Crazy: Nuclear Power Plants As Seen in Japanese Landscapes”, “Sounds From the Planet”, “Timescapes”, “Whimsical Forces”, “Babel: Ordinary Landscapes”, “Fuji Sun”, “Bus Stops in L.A. 1974—75” and more.
Recipient of the Kodansha Culture Award, NY Art Directors’ Club Award, MEXT Commendation, METI Minister's Award, Photographic Society of Japan Annual Award, Higashikawa Domestic Photographer Prize and many more. Works owned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Francois Mitterrand Library, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, National Museum of Modern (Tokyo) and others.