For the one person right before me,
For someone who I have not seen yet,
I wish to express myself to them through my work.
Born in Tokyo.
Graduated from TASK in Sonobe, Kyoto, Wood Sculpture major.
After visiting him multiple times to ask to become his disciple, Otake begins studying with yew wood carver (ichii itto), Katsuhiro Higashi, who produces works, from small sculptural objects (netsuke) to decorative transoms (ranma).
Receives First Prize at Netsuke Invitational Exhibition, Japan Wood Sculpture Netsuke Art Festival (2010), after training for one year and a few months.