KIYO was born and raised in Japan. After graduating from Nihon University with a degree in Cinematography, he began building his career as a camera assistant in Vancouver, Canada. For the past fourteen years he has worked as a freelance cinematographer for major commercials TOYOTA, LEXUS, HONDA, NISSAN, SUBARU, Panasonic, SONY, Canon, Adidas Reebok, NIKE, P&G PANTENE, Maxfactor SK-2, Coca-Cola ,music videos and documentaries in Tokyo, Japan. He has spread his name in the industry by shooting more than 600 projects for commercials and music videos. He arrived in NYC in 2013. He recently film feature Films called " The Garden Left Behind" (selected by IFP in 2017), “Fair market Value” and a Netflix original drama "Erased"(it will be shown on Netflix in the world end of 2017).
In addition, I own Alexa XT and Alexa mini Camera Packages with Zeiss CP-2 Lenses, Slider, Gimbal equipment, Jib crane and light equipment.