I’m a designer specialising in narrative-oriented design approaches to make things that influence perception.

I believe that design is not just about providing solutions but asking questions and catalysing debate, to reveal the essence of the world around us — what truly speaks to us is a story, and what enhances our imaginations is empathy. My background as a maker trained at Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai), with particular focus on expression and craftsmanship, allows me to give shape to a perspective, and to design a wholistic experience. I studied MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

Previous exhibitions include Ars Electronica Festival 2018, Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Works Exhibition 2019, and the curation of Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2016 in Tokyo. I have also worked in several cross-disciplinary projects, including collaborations with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan, and Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Born Japanese, I lived in the UK for six years during my childhood. Having been deeply influenced by the Design Museum in London I used to love visiting, I went on to study design at Tokyo University of the Arts. I graduated with a BFA in March 2019.

IDE is a unique double Master’s course with the aim to nurture multi-faceted, innovation-oriented practitioners. The course comprises students from diverse backgrounds: from design, engineering, with some referred to as “wild-cards” from business, politics, sciences, etc. With the majority of modules being group projects, there is a strong emphasis on learning through collaboration and multidisciplinary thinking and making approaches.