Ryuijie was born in Otaru, Japan in 1950. As a young child he moved with his family to the USA and subsequently lived in many places, from Hawaii to New Hampshire, and again in Japan, until his father retired from the military. Throughout his childhood, Ryuijie showed a serious inclination to the arts. Ryuijie has steadfastly pursued his own photographic vision for over thirty years, and has acquired a reputation for his exquisite platinum/palladium prints, in addition to his traditional black and white work. Works by Ryuijie can be found in private and public collections word wide including the Getty in Los Angeles. His work is represented by the Photo Gallery International in Japan, Galerie 19/21 in Guilford Connecticut, Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, and The Weston Gallery. Carmel, California, Modernbook, Palo Alto, California, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, Scott Nichols Gallery San Francisco, Portfolio Two is available at the Levin Gallery in Monterey, California.