Born in 1965. He started his carrier as a dancer after attending Butoh workshop led by Semi-maru from the group, Sankaijuku, in 1987. In 1991 Fukuhara joined the Butoh group Maijuku directed by, Min Tanaka. From 2000 onwards, Fukuhara moved to Europe. In 2006, he was awarded the2nd prize of solo-dance contest at 11Masdanza – the International Contemporary Dance Festival in Canary Islands, Spain. In 2010, he was invited to Arsenale della Danza as a teacher of dance master class in La Biennale di Venezia. Fukuhara recently produced <Not.A.Void> tour in 6 cities in Japan in 2011 and <Not.All.Ways.> tour in Seoul and Busan in South Korea in 2012. He was presented a duet dance piece titled The Thin Thread of Birth with Martina Fukuhara Stirn at Guimaraes NOC NOC, which is part of Guimaraes 2012 – European Capital of Culture.
photo by Sandra Cvitkovac