Born in Tokyo in 1937, Tsukahara graduated from the Photography Department of Nihon University College of Art. In 1974, through an invitation by photographer Ansel Adams, he held an exhibition One Certain World at the Sunset Center in Carmel, California. The show subsequently toured around ８ cities in Poland. He lived in France and Poland in 197６ under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency of Culture. In 1976, he became a member of EuroPhoto, a European photographers' association, and in 1979, an honorary member of the Union of Polish Art Photographers (ZPAF). He completed his photo shoot for The Mary's Fantasy in 1996. He audienced with Pope John Paul II at Vatican and presentation his portfolio. He was awarded the Polish Republic Gold Medal of Honor in 1992. In 2010, he shot images of ruins heavy industry factories in Poland and exhibited them in a show entitled Silesia at Shadai Gallery at Tokyo Polytechnic University.