Kakizaki was born in Nagano, Japan and has been a floral designer since 1990. His first solo exhibition was in 2003, the same year he won Television Tokyo Channel 12’s national floristry championship in the programme Television Champion.
He learned floral artistry from Muneyoshi Tsuchiya, then moved to Tokyo, where he entered the Yoyogi Seminer Formative Arts School. In 1990, he entered The Botanical College of Technological Horticulture, in the Horticultural sciences department, and took a specialist course in Floral Design. He became a student of Sadao Kasahara and established a Floral design office, “Fleur de Noel”. At this time he also worked in floral photography.