1962 — Born in Sendai city, Japan
1988 — Master’s degree at the Department of Architecture, Waseda University, Tokyo. MA
1988-1992 — Worked at architecture firm
1995 — Founded his own firm Tono Mirai architects
2008- 2018 — Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Maebashi Institute of Technology in Gunma
26th Wood Utilization Contest Excellence Award, sponsored by Japan Federation of Lumber and Forestry Associations (Kiseoren); A+Award 2023 Finalist Award, Wooden Construction Division, sponsored by Architizer, an international architecture website; Nagano Prefecture Hometown Forestation Award, Governor’s Award in the category of promoting utilization of trees in Nagano Prefecture
Director-General’s Prize of the Forestry Agency, 2022 Competition for Superior Facilities Using Wood, organized by the Central Council for the Promotion of Wood Use, and BLT Built Design Awards 2022, Architectural Design Category Prize, international architecture website BLT Built Design Awards.
BUILD BUILD Architecture Awards 2022 Best Sustainable Contemporary Architecture Practice Award
Wood Design Award 2021
Wood Design Award 2021
Mori Chikara Award, International Architecture Site BUILD BUILD Architecture Awards 2020 (UK), Best Residential Design Award in Japan, Best Architectural Design and Supervision Award, Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan 2020 (100 Outstanding Architectural Works)
Nagano Prefecture Architectural Culture Award, Best Residential Design Award (Prefectural Governor’s Award), Jury’s Award, Residential Design Category, A+Award sponsored by Architizer, an international architecture website
Wood Design Award 2018, Chubu Architectural Award, Residential Section, Special Prize
Contemporary Architecture of the World Soil TERRA AWARD, Honorable Mention
Japan Institute of Architects, Kanto Koshinetsu Branch, Conference Encouragement Award
Japan Plaster Association Work Award .
Japan Plaster Association Award for the Best Work / Children’s Environment Society Award for Encouragement of Design / 1st Prize in the Actual Work Category for a New Traditional Construction House .
Monotsukuri University, 1st Prize in the actual work section of the competition for a house with new traditional construction method .
Children’s Environment Society of Japan Award, Design Encouragement Prize
Excellent Prize, Residence Renovation Competition
Special Prize, Eco-Art Award
Grand Prize, Renovation, Renewal & Conversion Design Competition / Honorable Mention, Interior Planning Award
Nashop Lighting Contest, Newcomer Award
Nashop Lighting Contest Newcomer Award Dining Bar hana