KIRA Tomoko is a researcher; her areas of expertise are Japanese art history and gender history. KIRA received her PhD from the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Chiba University in 2010. She published War and Women Painters in 2013, Women Painter’s War in 2015. She won Women’s History Aoyama Nao award in 2014. KIRA wrote papers “Women Artists Service Corps  and “Japanese Women All Working Together for the Great East Asia War Effort”” Bijutushi in 2002, “Women and Doll Making in Modern Japan: Reinterpretation of UEMURA Tsuyuko and her activities” Ningyogangu Katachi Asobi in 2018. She wrote newspaper columns “Art from a Woman’s Perspective” and “Thinking About “Flaming”” on Tokyo Shimbun in 2016 and 2021.