Born in 1916, Yuji TAMAKI is a Japanese artist, who was active in Brazilian art scene after the war. In 1935, under the advocacy of Masahiro Handa and with the purpose of mutual progression, the Sao Paulo Art Research Association was established along with members such as Takaoka Yuya, Tanaka, and Tomioka. At that time, the artists painted portraits on the streets of São Paulo, and encouraged each other during hardships. They were influenced by the Polish artist Bruno Leonschi, who later became their mentor and friend. Together with artist Takaoka Yuya, Tamaki would visit local galleries and study works of prestigious artists to develop his own architectural sketches and natural scenery painting skills. In 2016, exhibition at the Cultural Center of Embu City, São Paulo State was held on the occasion of Tamaki’s 100th birthday anniversary.