"Seiichi Furuya left Yokohama for Siberia by ship in 1973 and made his way to Europe. He settled initially in Vienna and later moved to Graz, Austria. There, he met Christine Gössler in 1978, and the two married that year. The couple moved repeatedly during their years together, setting up housekeeping at several sites in Graz, in Vienna, and in East Berlin, where Christine took her life in 1985. Furuya returned to Graz with his and Christine’s son in 1987, and the photographer continues to reside there."