Studied Chinese and Japanese classics and waka under Kageki Kagawa.
Suzuka was profoundly loyal to the Imperial house, and was a supporter of the imperial loyalists (shishi) of the late Tokugawa and Restoration era. Yoshida devoted the latter half of his life to writing, producing many works in addition to editing the seventy-five volume Jinja kakuroku (Registry of Shrines).
Deploring the dilapidated condition of Imperial mausolea, he and fellow scholars made inventions with a view to repairing them. Reconstructed the buildings of the Yoshida Shrine.