Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Asahikawa, Hokkaido (Japan)
Current residence and marital status/family: Watertown, MA; married
Education: BA from Showa College of Music; GPD from Boston Conservatory; MM from Boston University
When did you start playing with the VSO? 2005
Other current jobs besides VSO: Freelancer around Boston; substitute with Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Portland Symphony, etc….
Favorite composer: J.S.Bach and many more
Hobbies: cooking for friends
How did you get started in music? I took piano lessons at four years old.
Secret ambition: To be a tuba soloist (since high school). But actually my ambition has become (partially) true because the VSO has featured me as a soloist twice! (Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee)
People would be surprised to know that: I am a tuba player, because physically I don’t look like one!