Hitoshi Toyoda was born in 1963 in New York City and grew up in Tokyo. He returned to the United States and settled in New York in 1993. Thereafter he began presenting his work in public spaces such as a park in Chinatown, local churches, theatres, and parking lots situated along Broadway. Personally operating one; at times multiple slide projectors, his screenings take the form of feature length and shorts of his visual diary. As well as presenting his work in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum (Tokyo), Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo), since 2000 within Japan, a screening has taken place on the campus of a closed primary school situated within the heart of the mountains. Alternatively Toyoda has continued to present his work in numerous film festivals throughout the United States and Canada in the form of live screenings.