Born in Yokohama in 1952. Obtained MA from Keio University, Japan and joined the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura as curator in 1978. Specializes in German modern/ contemporary art and Japanese modern/ contemporary art and its encounter with foreign culture. Author of Kono Owari no Toki ni mo (Even at the End) (Shicho- sha, 1989) and Tenzai-suru Chushin (Interspersed Center) (Co- author/editor, Shunjusha, 1995), among others. Curated many exhibitions, including “MOBO, MOGA / Modern Boy, Modern Girl: Japanese Modern Art 1910-1935” (1989). Artistic director of the 3rd Yokohama Triennale “Time Crevasse” (2008).
Lives in Kanagawa prefecture.
Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama (Japan)