Fukuda says, when I was a child in Utsunomiya the wildlife there was much more prominent. I would always hear Owls and see Fireflies at night and see Kingfishers and many kinds of insects and wildlife by day. My grandmother told me that the Japanese Giant Flying Squirrel used to been seen in Utsunomiya. But now they have gone from the area. As the world's population has increased I have seen the amount of wildlife in my own town decrease so I would like my photography and pictures to play a role in reminding others in the future of what we had in the past.
Since 1990 I have been lucky enough to be able to keep visiting Russia with the help of the Russian Academy of Sciences to photograph wildlife that used to live in Japan and Russia but now can only to be seen in the Siberian regions of Russia. My visits there remind me of my childhood in Japan as I can see far higher numbers of the wildlife species our two countries share.
Member of Japan's Professional Photographers Society
Honorary Member of the Institute of Marine Biology of the Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Member of the Union of Wildlife Photographers Russia
Member of the Hunting and Fishing Society of Leningrad
Wildlife Photographer of the Year : The Gerald Durrel Award
NATURE'S BEST Backyards : Winner
「NATURE without borders」MARIINSKY THEATRE Vladivostok, Russia by Eastern Economic Forum 2018
「Mandarin Duck」CANON GALLERY Ginza, Sapporo, Nagoya and GALLERY HANNA in Utsunomiya, Japan
「NATURE without borders」ZOOLOGICAL INSTITUTE of the RUSSIAN ACADEMY of SCIENCES in St. Petersburg, Russia
「Chasing Amur Tiger」ART GALLERY GRAPH, Tokyo, Japan
「Steller's Sea Eagle」FUJIFILM PHOTO SALON, Tokyo, Japan
「The Kingdom of the POLAR BEAR」PENTAX FORUM
「Russian Land」NIKON SALON etc.
「SAVE WILD TIGER」ROYAL ALBERT HALL London, UK
「PRIMEVAL RUSSIA National Festival of Russia」ARTIST APARTMENT in Moscow, Russia
「Photographing Amur Tiger」at National Festival of Russia, ARTIST APARTMENT in Moscow, Russia
「Photographing the largest Wild Cat」at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Tourism Medicine
「Photographing Amur Tiger」at Travelers' Festival, Dubai
「Tiger Untrapped」Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
「NATURE without borders」Russian Geographical Society, St. Petersburg, Russia
BBC Wildlife「Where eagles dare」「IONY ISLAND」「SAVING A GHOST」
Smithsonian 「Cinderella Story」
National Geographic Japan「Mandarin Duck」
NEWTON, WWF, WCS, GEO, BBC Planet Earth, ФОТО МАТРИЦА etc.