Born on January 24, 1921.; died on December 12, 1998.
Born in Matto City; real name, Sumitani Yoichiro. He graduated from Ritsumei University, department of science and engineering, 1941. He made Ise-Jingu Shikinen-Sengu Goshinpo sword, 1964. The Newly-Made Master Sword Exhibition mukansa and judge since 1966. The first Kunzan Award, 1972. Purple Medal, 1984. Board chairman of the All-Japan Sword Craftsman Society, 1984. Board member of the Japan Art Sword Preservation Association, 1992.
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