Born in Yamagata prefecture, the son of the owner of the Dewa Sanzan and Haguro-area Daishobo Inn in 1946.
After graduating from the Department of Literature at Toyo University in 1971, he succeeds as head of Daishobo Inn. He is given the priestly name of Shobun after undergoing the Shinto ascetic practices known as aki-no-mine.
He served as one of the matsu no hijiri (or yamabushi mountain ascetics) for the fuyu-no-mine ascetic practices in 2007.
From 2008 to present, he officiates at the Shorei Festival.
Since 2003, he has been leading Shugendo practices at Daishobo Inn and more than 1000 people participated from all over the world.
He also gives a lecture on Shugendo practices at various sites, and he is trying to tell the tips for better living through the wisdom and thought of Shugendo practice.
The author of” Live as you feel – the way of the mountain priest”(published by Sakura-sha), “ The answer sits where you feel – Hints from Shugendo practice for better living (published by Ie-no-hikari kyokai)