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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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