We are all influenced by others, absorbing and developing ideas and approaches.
Mine are built on friendships with Ero Ouji, Aotsuki Nagare and Yoshida Yoi, combined with instruction from Shigonawa Bingo, Kamui Jubei, Haru–to–Kyou and Yukimura Haruki. I draw inspiration from Seiu Ito, Kunai Yukio, Oshita Soichiro, John Willie, Ueda Seishiro, Suma Toshiyuki, Tsujimura Takeshi, Dan Oniroku, Urado Hiroshi, Matsui Kenji, Akechi Denki, Rick Savage, Kazami Ranki, Nawanojyoh, etc. But the biggest influence is from interaction with ladies I enjoy my approach with. These ladies are my prime focus, not the rope, or anyone else’s way of tying.