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Associate professor at Akita University of Art. Research on “mountain goddess” based on trans-Pacific comparative mythology; art anthropology; collaborative projects with artists. Member of Cosmo-Eggs (2019) at 58th La Biennale di Venezia International Art Exhibition, Japanese Pavilion. Co-author of “Wild Tour: 12 journeys around archipelago myths” (co-author Masaru Tatsuki, Tankosha Publishing, 2015), “Lexicon: Contemporary Anthropology” (co-editor Katsumi Okuno, Ibunsha, 2018), etc.