Born 1951 in Niigata, Currently resides in Omachi, Nagano. Origami artist. She plays an active leading role in a type of origami where different parts are placed together, called “Unit Origami”. She also spends a great deal of time creating industrial goods such as origami lampshades and pots. She moved to Yasaka, Omachi in Nagano Prefecture in 1986. She has authored several books. She has fans both in Japan and abroad, and her books have been translated into many languages such as English, German, and Korean. She is an honorary member of CDO (Centoro Diffusione Origami) and OD (Origami Deutschland).
1998: Guest artist at the Paris Origami Exhibition, Carrousel du Louvre (Paris, France)
2004: “Unit & Spiral”, solo exhibition, Meisterhouse, Bauhaus (Dessau, Germany)
2011: “Happiness”, duo exhibition with Taro Toriumi, Marcos Gallery (Hittisau, Austria)
2015: “Folding the Universe”, duo exhibition with Heinz Strobl, Schafhof (Freising, Germany)
2016: “The Rhythm of Paper and Folding”, solo exhibition, Azumino Municipal Museum of Modern Art Toyoshina (Azumino, Nagano, Japan)