Takuya Tsukahara graduated from the Department of Photography of the Nihon University. He has exhibited his works since 1967. He was awarded in 1975 with the prize of Photographic Society of Japan for his 1973 exhibition "Touching the space, white game". In the same year, thanks to the grant from the National Cultural Agency, he went to Poland. For the first time this distinction was awarded to a photographer - artist. This journey marked the begining of his strong artistic ties with Poland. Takuya Tsukahara is honorary member of the Union of Polish Art Photographers. His most recent book entitled "101 Madonnas" documents the most famous Polish icons depicting the Virgin Mary.