Okura Toshihito was born in Toyama Prefecture in Japan. He studied at Kuwasawa Design School and was apprentice at Takaya Doi Design Office and member of Casappo & Associates. He founded is own studio in 1983 under the name " T&O Studio". He lectures at Kuwasawa Design School and at I.C.S. College of Arts and is member of the Japanese Society of Commercial Space Designers.