- Born 1960 in Hokkaido.
- Completed a doctoral program at Waseda University Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Theater and Film Arts), in 1991.
- Specializes in Japanese theater.
- After working at the Waseda University Theater Museum, took a post at Ritsumeikan University in 1991.
- Currently, leader of the MEXT-sponsored Global COE Program, (Ritsumeikan University) Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures.
Nihon bunka dejitaru humanitizu no genzai [New Directions in Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures] (Co-authored, Nakanishiya Shuppan)
Imeji-detabesu to Nihon bunka kenkyu [Image-database and Studies for Japanese Arts and Cultures] (Co-authored, Nakanishiya Shuppan)
Iwanami Koza: Kabuki Bunraku <Dai 4 Kan> Kabuki bunka no shoso [Iwanami Courses: Kabuki & Bunraku <Vol. 4> Aspects of Kabuki Culture] (Co-authored, Iwanami Shoten)
Zusetsu – Edo no engekisho [The Theatre Documents of Kabuki in the Edo Period] (Yagi Book Store Co., Ltd.)
And other publications.