After graduating from college, he attended a specialized automotive school and became an engineer.
However, he later opened a takoyaki (octopus balls) shop, which became extremely popular in Saga, a place he had no prior connections to.
At the age of 25, he pursued his passion for cooking and opened "Oryori Matsuyama" at the age of 30.
He earned a consecutive one-star rating in the Fukuoka Michelin Guide, received bronze and silver awards at the Tabelog Awards, and was awarded three toques by Gault & Millau for his culinary prowess.
In addition, he is dedicated to promoting food education for children.