Ino was born in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan in 1970. He began to learn the piano around age 5 his mother took him to a piano class on the pretext of going to a local sweet shop. During his time in secondary school at Totoro Junior High in Nobeoka, he specialised in brass instruments in the school's symphonic band.
After graduating from Kobayashi Prefectural High School
he took two years out, during which he spent attending a university
preparatory school in Fukuoka and frequenting the cinemas and second
hand records shops. For a time Ino also attended a vocational school for
piano tuners. Whilst working at various in places in Fukuoka such as
offices, an clothes shop, and food stalls & coffee shops in
Nagahama, he created a band dedicated to 60s music in which he took on
vocals as well as playing keyboard.