Lives in Yokohama.
He grew up on the hillside and at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture.
He became a classmate with Haruko, who later became his wife at the Department of Japanese Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts.
They got married as a student at graduate school, and while working on copying and repairing, they presented their works. The restoration and copying project of the barrier paintings at Zuiganji Temple in Matsushima, in which they participated, has been underway for more than 10 years. Since 1999, after completion, he has exhibited his work in a "two-person exhibition" with his wife, Haruko Nakaura, in Tokyo and Yokohama.
The eldest son, Shota, was born in 1984. They took turns to assist and work with Shota, who has a severe physical and mental disability. Raising children, including Shota, and the daily miscellaneous feelings of being busy with work are serialized in a magazine and become a hot topic. The eldest son, Shota, passed away in April 2002.
Tsuneo is currently the representative director of NPO Space Nana. He runs galleries, cafes, fair trade shops, etc. to create a mechanism to support each other loosely.
TSUNEO NAKAUE said, "When I start drawing lines on new paper with light ink, I feel like I can draw a good picture this time. I continue to draw while thinking that I want to see my own picture that I have never seen before. "