私のメンターも世界的に有名なフォトグラファーで、羽田空港(TIAT:東京国際空港ターミナル株式会社)、メルセデス・ベンツ, ポルシェ、トヨタ、ホンダ、ウォールストリートマガジン、東京国際基金、米州開発銀行、バークレイズ証券株式会社、ドイツ銀行、 ハッセルブラッド、ジョンソンアンドジョンソン、マイクロソフト、グーグルジャパン、JTB、英国大使館等々、多数の有名雑誌・広告・ブランドの撮影を手掛けています。

Since I started photography in 2005, I have been constantly pursuing excellence in my work. I have completed 4 semesters of a BA in photography from an accredited university in Los Angeles. I have worked with teams of models, stylists and makeup artists to create creative visions through my own jobs as well as a number of hands-on workshops.


My mentor is also a world-class photographer with numerous publications and ad campaigns from top brands to royalty such as Haneda Airport (TIAT), AMG Mercedes, Porsche, Toyota, Honda, Wall Street Magazine, The International Monetary Fund, The International Development Bank, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Hasselblad, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Google Japan, Japan Tourist Board (JTB), The British Embassy in Tokyo, just to name a few.

After opening my own studio in 2014 I worked on training and growing in house talent.

My staff were able to run their own shoots with models and execute their creative visions. 

I opened a creator space 2018 - 2019, I was trying to offer opportunities to people in Hyuga to experience a different level of service and education such as 3D Printing and renting a shared space, but I closed the creator space in December 2019. 

Currently, I am offering workshop-style educational experiences or custom photography to discriminating clients.

While I have a large number of photos in my library, most of them are for my own education, which means they are not appropriate (of a standard/ high enough quality) to post on this site.



I don’t have a yoga body. 

Anyone can do yoga. It is a state of mind not a state of being. The asana (poses) are just a way to access the benefits to the body, mind and spirit. I never thought I would be able to do yoga, I definitely do not have the “yoga body”, however with time and effort, things change. Accepting your limits is the first step. Accepting that change happens over time is the second step.



I want to be perfect. I want to do the right poses

Well, that is the thing. Your body will tell you what is right for you through a variety of poses.  Also blocks, bolsters, blankets etc can be used to support the body in poses. I am a big fan of the blocks. Finding alignment and balance is important, and especially breathing is most important, being a pose where you can’t breathe is not helpful. One of my favourite yoga teachers says that “Now is perfect, what you can do now is perfect for you.”


What kind of class do you lead?

Where I started with yoga was very slow, I am not terribly athletic and I think that shows in the style of yoga I prefer. I also like to learn about anatomy and feel the different muscles. For me, it took a lot of time to work the muscles to allow them to move independently of each other. I focus on engaging the body and muscle groups in the asana, alignment and balance being key parts to that. I am also happy to start very basic and work to the more advanced. Also, I am happy to do restorative classes as well where there are only a few supported poses that are held for 5 - 10 minutes each. 




Why Aromatherapy?

When I was in High School both my mother and grandmother studied and were certified as registered aromatherapists. My grandmother taught me a lot about aroma. 
I was in charge of an aromatherapy bath salt class at a culture centre back in 2002 before it was really popular in Japan.
I want to bring aromatherapy self-care to people. It is a very powerful tool to help people change their feeling easily.