Born in 1958, Sendai City, Japan. After studying at the Bunka College of Fashion and then working at Miyake Design Studio, he became a freelance designer, specializing mainly in costume design and costumes stage productions.
In the 1980s he produced uniquely shaped clothes using wind and air, which he called "Kite Clothes" and "Air Clothes". He designed many other costumes with highly original shapes.
In 1992, he initiated a line of clothing for women under the bland name Yoshiki Hishinuma, and he also began showing his collection in Paris.
In 1996, he was awarded teh Mainichi Prize for Fashion for using the very latest technology to breathe new life into traditional Japanese tie-dye designs. An exhibition of his works designed over the last ten years was held in 1999 at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands.
In 2000, he was in charge of costume design for an original ballet production being held by Nederlands Dans Theater, "Arcimboldo 2000".