She began studies of koto and shamisen at an early age with her mother and graduated from the NHK Hogaku Training Academy in 1980. In 1985, she graduated from the Tokyo National University of the Fine Arts (GEIDAI) where she majored in Ikuta Style koto and shamisen performance. The same year she entered the graduate school to continue her studies, graduating on 1987 with an MFA degree. She has performed throughout the USA, Turkey, Hungary, Russia, Sweden and China. From 1994 to 1996 she was as assistant at her alma mater, and in 1997 successfully passed the NHK Hogaku audition. In 1998 she was an invited guest at the Boulder World Shakuhachi Festival. She continues an active schedule of performing, teaching and recording.