1948 Born in Niimi, Okayama Prefecture (née Norimi Namba).
He had taken photos by compact camera at the junior high school age.
1972 Married. Started taking photos of Korakuen from these days.
The Photographic Society of Japan, Okayama Prefectual Artists Association
1999-2003 “Seasons of Okayama Korakuen” at Okayama, Kyoto, Nagoya
2001 “Insects in a Pear Orchard” at Kurayoshi (Tottori Pref.)
2004 “Seasons of Okayama Korakuen” at Tilburg (the Netherlands)
2011 “Four Seasons of Korakuen” at Niimi (Okayama Pref.)
2012 “The Eyes of Yukio Namba the Photographer Catch Korakuen” at Venlo (NL)
2013 “Four Seasons of Okayama Korakuen” at Okayama
2016 “The Eyes of Yukio Namba Catch Korakuen” at Nagato (Yamaguchi pref.)
2008 “The Miraculous Insect World” with Satoshi KURIBAYASHI at Niimi
“Trio of Light: the Nature Photo World” with Satoshi KURIBAYASHI & Shin YOSHINO at Okayama
2013 “Collaboration between Poetry and Photo” with Michiko NAMBA at Okayama
2008 Okayama City Museum
2010 Niimi Museum of Art
2012 Museum van Bommel van Dam (Venlo, NL)
2013 Okayama City Museum
2013 Kibiji Literary Museum
2014 Embassy of Japan in Washington, US
2014 Embassy of Japan in Amsterdam, NL
PHOTO ESSAYS (in Japanese)
Natural History of Nephila Clavata, Tokyo: Kaiseisya, 1986.
Korakuen, Okayama: Sanyo Shinbunsya, 1991.
Natural History of Web Spiders, Tokyo: Kaiseisya, 1999.
Four Seasons of Okayama Korakuen, Okayama: Kibijin Shuppan, 2000.
Funny Insects 100 Faces, Tokyo: Kojinsya, 2005.
What Is This? a Face of an Insect, Tokyo: Poplar, 2006
Four Seasons of Korakuen, Okayama: Kibijin Shuppan, 2011.
The Eyes of Yukio Namba the Photographer Catch Korakuen, Venlo: Museum van Bommel van Dam, 2012.
Tatsunokuchi: Sanctuary of a Dragon, Okayama: Sanyo Shinbun Syuppan Center, 2013.
ESSAY SERIES (in Japanese)
1995 “Fellows of Okayama Korakuen” in Syashin Kogyo
2004-08 “What Is This Face?” in Sanyo Shinbun (newspaper)
2012 “Tatsunokuchi: Sanctuary of a Dragon” in Sanyo Shinbun (newspaper)
2013 Panorama walls at Okayama University Hospital new operating room
2014 Panorama walls at Showa University Hospital new operating room
2013 Marusen Culture Award
2015 Sanyo Shinbun Award (Culture section)