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I'm self-taught artist originally from Japan. After earning bachelor degree of Hispanic Studies at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, I moved to Mexico where I worked as a travel agent and graphic designer. I started family and stayed in Mexico for seventeen years. I currently live in New Jersey, USA with my three children and two cats.

 

Traveling between East and West has challenged me to accept and adapt a new cultural environment. Creating art is my way to build a bridge across cultural barriers and bring diverse people on a journey to an imaginary world. I also enjoy teaching Origami, watercolor, Sumi drawing and Japanese  folkloric art and crafts.