He was born in Osaka, Japan and is enthralled by Godzilla so much that in his childhood he exchanged letters with the movie director, Mr. Eiji Tsuburaya. Even now he still loves to make Godzilla costumes. Ken established Tavax Engineering in Osaka in 1983 to specialize in custom parts and custom bikes creation.
Ken’s Goals in his life he has realized:
Join Suzuka 4 hours Endurance road race in 1984
Love to read the collection of poems written by Rilke and Goethe for inspiration
Create 3 of his own custom bikes which are based on the Kawasaki Z1
Be recognized by Mr. Norimasa Tada, chief designer of Kawasaki as a colleague
Create a 2011V incorporating the spirit of Kawasaki Z1 over 3 and half years to join AMD world championship of custom bike building in Sturgis for the first time
Acquire World champion status while continuing to strive to create new inspiring designs
Ken has realized that making custom bikes is not just creating a bike but a way to express his life’s passion as art.