During his studies of art history at Kyoto University, Yuji started learning photography. After graduation, his enthusiastic mind towards photography led him to pursue courses at the Tokyo Center School of Photography. Eventually he earned a Master Degree of Arts at New York University

In 2002, He became a wedding photographer in New York. In 2004, he decided to follow his passion for vibrant colors and breathtaking sunsets as well as develop and perfect his photography career in Hawaii.

He never stops studying more about art and photography. Using his background in art and combining it with his experience and passion for photography, Yuji seamlessly combines both his subjects and makes them shine brilliantly against intriguing and expressive backgrounds. He has a talent for seeing the world in creative and new ways and reveals this through his pictures.