I was born in Gifu, Japan, and began studying koto from an early age. I learned with the late master
Katsuyo Naito of the Todo music school, as well as under the Grandmaster Motoko Watadani of the
Okayama Seigensya School.
In 2008, I obtained my master’s license (Shihan) and teaching license for the koto and shamisen from the
Seignsha group of Ikuta Koto School.
I have lived in Berlin since 2013.