An English teacher of the local junior high school. He is married with a four year daughter. He's a regular at the Creole Coffee Shop.
Like others who receive hints from Ozaki Toshio about the existence of the Shiki, he refuses to believe Toshio, claiming he has been baptized by modern science belief. He helps destroy the Shiki once their existence is revealed to the village during a festival. In the manga adaption, he does not help destroy the Shiki only just leaving the village.
- He may be related to Takatoshi Hirosawa.