Born in Tokyo, he worked for nearly 30 years at Tsuburaya Productions and was a disciple of the company's founder Eiji Tsuburaya. He is best known for his optical work on Alien Baltan from the original Ultraman series. Aside from the original Ultraman, he also worked on Ultra Q, Monsters Booska, Ultraseven, and Mighty Jack.
From all of us here, thank you for the memories.
[Source: Anime News Network]