Kano was born April 14, 1928 in Kyoto, Japan. At the age of nine, he become a student of Suzuki Hideko 5-dan in Tokyo. In 1943 he attained the rank of professional 1 dan, and was promoted to 9 dan in 1968. He has won the 1948 Young Professional Cup?, the 1955 top section of the Oteai, and the 1961 Prime Minister's Cup. He played in the 14th, 20th, 25th, and 26th Honinbo leagues.