Honorary President of the Association of Haiku Poets
- Studies haiku under Seishi YAMAGUCHI.
- Studies haiku under Fujio AKIMOTO.
- Forms his own group,the Kari Haiku Society, and begins publishing its magazine, Kari.
- Becomes Vice-President & Chief Director of the Association of Haiku Poets.
- Becomes President of the Association of Haiku Poets.
Receives the Mainichi Arts Prize for Jyusan Sei (the thirteenth collected haiku) and Yokutou Shyu (the collected haiku composed in foreign countries), etc.
- Receives the Dakotsu Prize and The Museum of Contemporary Japanese Poetry Prise for Jyugo Ho (the fifteenth collected haiku).
now the moon is
where the sun was --
mountain cherry blossoms