Japanese-style painter. He did not learn from any teacher and tried to learn by himself from pictures by Kikuchi Yosai and Tani Buncho. He painted with makie (gold lacquer) on rickshaws and pictures on pottery intended for export. In the late 1880’s, he drew illustrations for books and newspapers such as E-iri Choya Shimbun. In 1884, he joined the Kanga-kai formed by Ernest Fenollosa. After that, he became active as a painter, exhibiting at art exhibitions and world expositions. In 1891, he became one of the founders of the Nihon Seinen Kaiga Kyokai. His representative works include Bijin Hanakurabe and Gekko Zuihitsu.