Born in Tokyo, Japan. His work is diverse and prolific; ranging from the coordination of GEISAI, collaborations with Roppongi Hills, Louis Vuitton, and Yuzu. Main solo shows: 2001 "Summon monsters? Open the door? Heal? Or die?", Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; 2002"Kaikai Kiki: Takashi Murakami", fondation Cartier, Paris.