Born in Tokyo in 1971. Graduated from Tama Art University’s night course in Fine Arts in 1996. While still a student, from 1995 Chihara worked at Hajime Tachibana Design. He went freelance in 1998. In 2003 he held “BICHA-BICHA Exhibition” (Gas Shop), and in 2005 he completed Robundo Typography School. From 2007 to 2017 Chihara taught part-time in the Department of Design of Tama Art University. He is currently broadly active in diverse areas relating to graphic design.