He is well-known as an engraver of salmon and menoko (woman) bas reliefs and, while working on his own original creations, he works enthusiastically both in his home town of Nibutani and throughout Japan as the leading expert on cise construction. Even in Nibutani the techniques of cise construction had long been lost. Along with the late Shigeru Kayano, who devoted his life to promoting Ainu culture, he took part in cise construction in various different areas and learned the techniques and lore by experience. His dream is to build rows of cise in the grounds of the Nibutani museums and bring back the bustling vitality of the past. His activities are fueled by his pride in his home town and zeal to pass on traditions and train successors.