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He has published many children’s songs, choral songs, and songs that are still loved and sung by people today, such as Inu no Omawasan and Sachan.
He also writes poetry under the pen name Ai Tsuchida.

He was born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 24, 1924. He died on December 3, 2018, at the age of 94.

Graduated from the Composition Department of the Tokyo College of Music (now Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) in 1945.

In 1989, he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon.