She was Born in Chiba prefecture and graduated from Chiba University. She had been working as chief curator of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo since 1993, and assumed director of Yokohama Art Museum in 2020. Her main curatorial projects include: “Waiting for Video: Works from the 1960s to Today” (2009, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo), “Undressing Paintings: Japanese Nudes 1880-1945” (2011-2012, MOMAT, Ringa Art prize), “Jiro Takamatsu Mysteries” (2014-2015, MOMAT), “Kumagai Morikazu: A Joy of Living” (2017-2018, MOMAT), and “Windows: Journey through Art and Architecture” (2019-2020, MOMAT). She had received Special Mention for the 55th Venice Biennale of International Art Exhibition with Koki Tanaka’s solo show “abstract speaking: sharing uncertainty and other collective acts” in 2013.