Born in 1977. Entered the Faculty of Law at Doshisha University. While a student, he visited the Okinawa islands—which have a unique culture different from the rest of Japan—and was impressed by the power of photography to document. He began learning photography by himself. After graduating from university, as the staff photographer for a publisher, he specialized in underwater photography, and starting in 2004, he became an independent photographer.

The name “Uruma” means “coral islands” in the Okinawan dialect.

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