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Vancouver BC

"Being an immigrant has cut off my sense of attachment to the old world of comfort and security that I once knew. Now the reflection that I see in the work day after day makes me realize that my solid ground is in myself; in the values that go beyond time and place."

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Degree in Design and Glassblowing, Tama Art University, Tokyo 1983-87
New York Experimental Glass Workshop, New York, NY 1984
Pilchuk Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1993,1998
Vancouver Contemporary Artworks, Vancouver, BC 1997
Atlin Art Centre, Atlin BC 1999

Exhibitions, Awards, Achievements:
"SOFA Chicago", Galerie Elena Lee, Chicago, Ill. 1999
"V6" Material Matters, Toronto, ON 1999
Award of Merit, "Glass Art XI", Vancouver, BC 1999
Pilchuk Full Scholarship, Pilchuk Glass School, Stanwood, WA 1998
Vice-president, British Columbia Glass Art Association, Vancouver, BC 1999
Guest Lecturer, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON 1995




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