||Born in Hokkaido
||Graduated Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in
Sculpture. While a student there she married and became a mother.
|Supplementary teacherat primary and junior high schools
in Tokyo. An irregular job involving 3 - 6 month long placements
teaching art, drawing and crafts.
||Advocated a completely new theory and teaching method for art
education which was to be called eThe Kimiko Methodf. This was ignored
by art education circles.
||Studied in Spain and wandered around Europe in some despair.
During that time she managed to gather her thoughts and returned to
Japan and became a supplementary teacher again. She started to make
booklets of the records about the classes.
||Met Kiyonobu Itakura, who encouraged her.?Through meeting him
the Kimiko Method took off through his group - the Kasetsu Jikken
Jugyou Kenkyukai (Hypothetical Experimental Class Workshop) a.k.a. the Kagakukyoiku no Kenkyukai (Workshop of Scientific Education).
||Founded and served as chairperson of the Bijutsu no Jugyo
Kenkyukai (Art Class Workshop), a member of the Kasetsu Jikken Jugyou
||Devoted her time to writing, lectures and practical
sessions..The number of people who enjoyed painting with the Kimiko
Method grew throughout Japan.
|ntroduced the Kimiko Method to students at Takazaki Art Junior
College where she served until 1995. Also at Aoyama Woman Junior
College, Hamamatsu Junior College, Kyoritsu College of Pharmacy,
Joshibi University of Art and Design and others.
The basis for the educational use of the Kimiko Method, eKimiko
Plan Dof was established..
||At the NGO Forum in Beijing, people from all over the world
thoroughly enjoyed painting with the Kimiko Method.
||Tonga in the edge -Went to Tonga as a result of her involvement
with the NGO forum of the previous year to introduce the Kimiko Method
there. This was sponsored by the Japan Foundation from their
international exchange fund. She also went to New Zeeland to lecture.
In May Kimiko visited Korea and in August, Colombia for
lectures, mainly at universities.
Kimiko's activities continue both in Japan and abroad.