I was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and came to the United States in 1998. I live in Oakland, California with my husband and two cats. I learned ceramic art privately from a friend who was a teacher at Palo Alto Art Center, CA, in 2000 - 2008. Since then, I've continued to refine my skills and craft. I've been a member of The Potters' Studio in Berkeley, CA, since 2014 and work for organizing pottery education opportunities between the United States and Japan.
I'm also the owner of Tomobi Floral Art, since 2002 an event floral business.