Born 1973 in Ibaraki. Presently lives in Tokyo. Graduated from Tokyo Polytechnic University, Junior College, Department of Photographic Engineering in 1994, and from The University of Brighton (UK), Department of Editorial Photography, in 1998. In the same year, she received an Excellence Award at the 18th "CANON New Cosmos of Photography". Chosen for an Art Scholarship in 2001, and participated in the Singapore Arts Festival in 2002, as well as in several group shows in Tokyo, New York, Rotterdam, etc.