1955, born as Masayuki Inui, in Aioi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
He saw his first haiku selected by Tohta Kaneko in a monthly
when he was fourteen. In 1975 met Avant-garde haiku poets Tohta
Kaneko and Shigenobu Takayanagi in Tokyo. Studied French Literature
and Culture at Tokyo University where he received an M.A. in
Comparative Literature and Culture in 1981. In 1992 appointed
Professor at Meiji University where he continues to teach. In
the same year won the 38th Modern Haiku Association Prize. From
1996 to 1998 was a guest research fellow at Paris 7th University.
In 1998 with Sayumi Kamakura, he founded international haiku
magazine "Ginyu"(Troubadour), became its Editor-in-Chief.
Secretary General and panelist of the 1st International Contemporary
Haiku Symposium held in Tokyo, 1999. In 2000 co-founded the World
Haiku Association with Jim Kacian and Dimitar Anakiev. Also he
serves as Director of the Modern Haiku Association (Japan). Now
he lives in Fujimi City near Tokyo.
his 8 Haiku Collections including The Diary of Everyday Hunting
(1983), Rhythm in the Vacuum (1986), The Fugue of Gods
(1990), Opera in the Human Body (1990), Earth Pilgrimage
(1998). English-language edition: A Future Waterfall (1999).
Also edited Guide to 21st Century Haiku (1997), Multilingual
Haiku Troubadours 2000 (2000) and Transparent Current
(2000). Published many texts on haiku: Dictionary of Keywords
for Contemporary Haiku (1990), Contemporary Haiku Manual
(1996), Haiku is Our Friend (1997), etc.