Fukita was head of the Printmaking Department at Tama Art University for many years from 1968, succeeding the etcher Komai Tetsuro (1920-76), and the first full Professor in the subject in Japan. Fukita was born in Tokushima Prefecture (Island of Shikoku) and graduated from a teachers' college there (a route followed by many other print artists early in their careers). He then studied oil-painting for one year at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts. In 1957 he became associated with the Japanese Print Association and won a prize in their exhibition that year, as well as with the Modern Art Society. He developed new woodblock techniques using both its relief and engraving aspects. His prints were done mostly with 'rawan', a hard wood imported from the Philippines. Since the 1960s his subjects have been based on stars and galaxies, with a strong tendency to effects resembling firework displays.