He graduated from Nihon University, Art-Faculty Cinematography section and became an assistant of the film director Susumu Hani.
His background as a photographer began through an encounter with a lot of comradery in Paris. First of all he met J.L.Godard’s staffs and started work as an assistant of the film and also as assistant of the photographer. And then he participated SLON (Societe de Lancement des OEuvres Nouvelles) established by Chris Marker, who was cineast and photographer. He became a photographer for Paris Fashion Collection and Fashion Magazine in Paris and also a co-producer and coordinator for Films and AD-Films.
Fumiyuki Kawashima has had a lot of opportunities to work with an impressive celebrities like Sam Peckinpah, Roger Vadim, Hubert de Givenchy, Sylvia Kristel, Eiko Ishioka and many young creators. After 17 years of living in Paris he went back to Japan and continued work as a photographer and as a producer for fashion, advertising, documentary and more.
In 1986, Exposition of photos [OPHERIA]
1995, Director as a short film [Chiao Chi VIETNAM]
1996, Fashion & Culture Magazine [FIERCIVE], producer and as an Editor in Chief.
2015, Direction and scenario for his first long film [MIRAGE IN BLUE]