Shiotsuki Juran was born in Ehime Prefecture on Shukoku Island. Like many bamboo artists, he settled in Beppu to study weaving at the Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute there, prior to becoming the disciple and joining the studio of artist Ichihara Kaunsai.
In 1976, he began participating in numerous exhibitions, and in 1982 he started to show at the Nihon Dentō Kōgeikai traditional Japanese art exhibitions. He subsequently received many prizes for his pieces in Japan and achieved international notoriety and recognition. Shiotsuki Juran's work has influenced a number of contemporary artists both in Kyūshū and in the Kansai region.
Many Japanese and American museums have sculptures of his, notably including the Abbey collection at the MET in New York.