1971 Born in Shizuoka, Japan.
2002～ Started creating three-dimensional works. Currently engages in creating three-dimensional works for educational TV programs and advertising posters, and produces stop motion animation movies.
She has been a graphic designer for more than ten years in Tokyo. Recently, she began focusing on visual design for museums and cultural institutions, which allows her to draw on her undergraduate work in art, aesthetics, and museum curation at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan.
With a decade's experience - working for National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo Gas New Museum, and various record labels - she decided to go abroad to study design thinking for social impact in NYC.
In the spring of 2015, she graduated with an MFA in Design for Social Innovation from SVA. There she received skills in design and ethnographic research, multimedia and visual design, data mapping and visualization, game design, facilitation, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
As a kid, she loved drawing and writing narratives and creating picture books for her younger siblings. She has since developed a distinctive style rooted in visual storytelling and human-centered design.