Born 1967 in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi. Graduated from Kyushu Sangyo University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging Arts, and became Nobuyoshi Araki’s disciple in 1991. Following her first solo exhibition “Clock Without Hand” in ’93, she participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions mainly in Tokyo but also at locations across Asia and Europe, and received high acclaim. After winning a New Figure Encouragement Prize at Photo City Sagamihara 2013, she is currently one of the most watched photographers. Photo books include Hadaka no jikan (Naked Time) (1997), Ai no jikan (Time of Love) (2000), Kuroneko (Black Cat) (‘02), Yakan Hikou (Night Flight), Kuroyami (Black Darkness) (both ‘08), and Nude / A Room / Flowers (’12).