Hisanori Fujita was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1880, and he graduated from the Imperial Japanese Navy Academy in 1901, a classmate of Mitsumasa Yonai. He graduated from the Naval Staff College in 1908, and he was sent as a naval attache to the United Kingdom during World War I. He became a captain in December 1920 and became captain of the cruiser Suma, ising to the rank of Rear Admiral in December 1925 and to Vice Admiral in 1929, taking command of the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal. In April 1936, he became a full admiral, and he went into the reserves in April 1939. He served as Chief Priest of the Meiji Shrine until August 1944, and he served as Grand Chamberlain to Emperor Hirohito from 1944 to 1946. He died in Anjo, Aichi in 1970 at the age of 89.