Kyolchi Tsuzuki was born in 1956 in Tokyo. From 1976 to 1986, he worked as an editor for contemporary art, architecture, design and urban lite at Tokyo trend magazines such as Popeye and Brutus. From 1989 to 1992 he compiled ArT RANDOM (Kyoto Shoin), a compendium of 102 monographs of world art of the 1980's. Thereafter, pursued a career of writing and independent publishing in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, photography and design. In 1993 he published Tokyo Style (Kyoto Shoin, US Chronicle Books edition, 1999), an extended photo-documentation of how people in Tokyo really live. Followed by a serialized photo-travelogue column in SPA! Magazine on strange roadside attractions around Japan, published as a single volume in 1996 as Roadside Japan. From autumn 1997 to spring 2001, he published Street Design File (Aspect), a new 20-volume series devoted to overlooked treasures of non-professional design from around the world. In 2001, he published Universe for Rent, an 850-page extensive research of Japanese living environments. He continues to explore both Japan and abroad for newer and stranger sights to document.