Sojiro, the great ceramic ocarina player, was born in Tatebayashi city, Gunma prefecture.
Among them, searching for his own sound, he selected ten-odd ocarina, which he still uses when playing.
He made his record debut in 1985, and was thrown into the limelight by an NHK special program "The Great Yellow River" in 1986, gaining his position as a popular artist.
He wishes to continue his concerts, compositions and creative activities, always being deeply related with nature and the earth, cherishing communication with the earth. His numerous original albums include "Ayumi", "Orion", "The Quiet Earth" and others. He also released the series "Ocarina Etude", which includes classics and famous Japanese and worldwide music.