I am a Japanese glass artist, Irish dancer and musician born in Osaka. Before becoming an artist I got MA in Economic Sociology and had been a bank employee working in Tokyo and Amsterdam. I lived in the Netherlands twice, lived in Tokyo three times and currently live in Canberra, Australia.
When I was living in the Netherlands, my Dutch language teacher asked us where the capital of Australia was, and my answer was Sydney. It was long time ago and never imagined that I would some day live in the city I didn’t even know. Because I was brought up in the heart of megalopolis, to live in such a small capital of a huge country is an interesting experience.