"B. 1927 in Tokyo. Grad 1955 from Sunday art program at Bunka Gakuin. Studied doll making as apprentice with Hori Ryujo. Influenced by Onchi Koshiro whose work she saw at Bunka Gakuin; also by various printmakers, including Shinagawa Takumi and Sekino Jun'ichiro, who conducted workshops she attended. Began exhibiting with Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1953; became member in 1955. In 1957 with Yoshida Chizuko, Shishido Tokuko, and others cofounded Joryu Hanga Kyokai, an association of nine professional women printmakers. From 1964 devoted herself exclusively to printmaking; exhibited with Kokugakai, Joryu Hangakai, CWAJ, Tokyo, Bradford, Paris Biennale, and elsewhere. Prints deal with elements of nature - earth, water, fire, wind, sky - predominantly in black and white with elegant use of gold leaf, embossing, and impressions from driftwood she gathers from the beach near her home in Kanagawa prefecture." --'Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975' by H. Merritt and N. Yamada

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