Kayako grew up in Osaka, Japan. The concrete jungle of Osaka is surrounded by a vista of mountains and ocean that transforms each season in color, texture, and even in shape. Inspired by her mother, who let her use her Nikon F1 camera, Kayako began my journey into photography at the age of 10.

Kayako's motto in photography is "kannon," which is Japanese for "watching the sound" She seeks to capture images that evoke sounds, whether human or natural.


Kayako's photographs are recently exhibited at:

 - Caffè Torino Seattle, 422 Yale Ave N, Settle WA

- The Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, Seattle WA