Born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1936, he graduated from
Chuo University in Tokyo where he received a degree
1963: Received 5th degree black belt (the highest
level) from Master Shigeru Egami, Head Instructor
of the Shotokai School of Karate-do.
1965: Established a special team, Rakutenkai, with
a group of martial artists, musicians, fine art artists,
and other free thinkers to conduct research and develop
a system of physical culture that encompasses the
healing arts, creativity and human potential, exuberant
life-expression, and profound meditation.
1966: Discovered Tenshingoso and Eiko which later
became the two fundamental forms in Shintaido.
1970: Established the Shintaido Kyokai, an association
formed to develop Shintaido movements, and became
1972: Invited to the Third International Conference
of Humanistic Psychology in Tokyo to give a lecture
and demonstrate Shintaido.
1980: Was invited to the First International Conference
of Shintaido Instructors held in San Francisco, California,
and assumed the office of President of the International
1984: Invited to the "Tsukuba International Conference
of Science/Technology and World of Ki" (Kagakugijutsu
and Seishinsekai) to demonstrate "Toate"
technique ("Ki" expression) before an assembly
of western doctors and philosophers. Also invited
to the Fifth International Conference of Transpersonal
Psychology in Kyoto to give a lecture and demonstrate
1990: Received a degree of Doctor of Letters from
the California Graduate School of Theology in recognition
of his creation of Shintaido.
1991: Helped Dr. Kakichi Kadowaki establish the Society
for Mind-Body Science (Jintai-kagaku-kai) in Tokyo
and attended its first conference.
Shintaido (The Body is a Message of the Universe),
in Japanese, English and French
Origins (A History of Shintaido), in Japanese and
Tenshingoso and Eiko, in Japanese and English
The Zero Point of Consciousness and the World of Ki,
in Japanese and English