Tsutomu was born in Naha, Okinawa. He lived in the U.S. for 15 years where he was introduced to Ashtanga yoga in 1999. In the US, he studied with some of the greatest teachers including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois and Nancy Gilgoff. Tsutomu moved back to Okinawa in 2004, and opened fe-nu yoga studio.
Nancy visits fe-nu every year to share her teachings. Tsutomu has been practicing Ashtanga yoga with Nancy and assisting when she teaches in Asia and Europe.
Tsutomu is happy sharing this wonderful teaching at his Shala, and goes to many cities in Japan every month.
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy,
we can blossom like a flower,
and everyone in our family, our entire society,
will benefit from our peace.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh-