Each year, Kuraray Co., Ltd. produces a popular, user-friendly calendar that focuses on an aspect of nature as its theme. Since its founding, the Kuraray Group has embraced the pioneering spirit–the spirit that has continually been an integral part of its approach as it looks toward the future and determines what it must do to contribute to a prosperous tomorrow. This approach applies even to the Kuraray Group calendars. In this spirit, we search out promising up-and-coming photographers to support by featuring their work.
After working as a staff photographer at a publishing company, he started work as an independent photographer in 2004, launching URUMA Photo Office and taking on numerous assignments for magazines and advertisements. So far, he has visited and taken pictures in over fifty and regions. He has gone on more than 150 overseas photo sessions. His area of specialty is nature around the world. Right now, he is in the midst of another of his around-the-world trips. His name "Uruma" means "an island surrounded by coral" in Okinawa dialect.
|Jan||Tupai, French Polynesia|
|Mar||Cinque Terre, Italy|
|May||Nosy Be, Madagascar|
|Sep||Millaa Millaa falls, Australia|
|Nov||Monument Valley, U.S.A.|
|Dec||Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica|