A real Tokyoite, born and raised in Tokyo, Taka now lives in New York. He gained a B.A. in Aesthetic & Art History from Keio University and is working toward an M.A.in Arts and Cultural Management at Pratt Institute. Interested in arts and fashion, Taka considers fashion to include food, clothing and housing, where art connects the three. As a professional, he had worked at Isetan Department Store in Tokyo, as men's clothing assistant buyer, from where he jumped into art industry. Before moving to New York, he's worked at an art gallery and assisted directing an art fair in Tokyo.