She is a dance improviser, choreographer and a teacher from Osaka, Japan. She received her B.Ed. and M.A. degrees at the Dance Education Division of Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, where she studied Modern Dance and Choreography. In 2000, she founded C.I.co., a Contact Improvisation Company, with Makiko Ito. Since then she has been a leading figure in teaching, organizing and performing Contact Improvisation throughout Japan. She taught intensive workshops in Contact Festival in Israel since 2005. In 2006, she performed with the Magpie Music and Dance in Amsterdam. She was invited in Contact Festival Kuala Lumpur, i- dance Taipei with Shoko Kashima. She has been a seed member of AIAE in South Korea from 2008. She founded the CIFJ (Contact Improvisation Festival Japan) and continues to organize and create the international CI festival to exchange culture, people, essence of CI in Tokyo and some regions in Japan. In 2010, Chico and Shoko participated in ECITE in Finland and AIAE (Asian Improvisation Art Exchange) in Korea. She was a faculty of some universities in Tokyo for more than 10 years such as, Ochanomizu University, Keio University, Rikkyo University, Nihon Women’s college of physical Education where she teaches dance or CI regularly. In 2012, she moved her base of the dance activity (C.I.co.) from Tokyo to Kagoshima with Shoko Kashima. They started the activity with the focus on exploring and integrating Asian culture into improvisation, as well as to establish the art community in the countryside in Kagoshima prefecture. In 2013, she organizes the first “i-Dance Japan”, Contact Improvisation Festival in Isa-city.