Born in Tokyo, based in Sydney and often between places on planes, cars, foot, trains and subways.
Story telling is Mayu’s art and craft. She often works site specifically with communities, and collaborate with artists and creators from all genres. Mayu writes plays, blogs and poetry; creates installations, performances, documentaries and radio programs; produces art projects, oral history programs and seminars; facilitates community workshops and arts projects; takes photographs, makes video and audio installations; researches, interviews and assists others to tell their stories. She draws during her spare time.
Some of her activities include being a board member of The Koto Music Institute of Australia, on the management committee of Living with Our Dead, and a founding member of Nikkei Australia.
Mayu likes to expand her mind and horizons, swim, listen, play and laugh; endeavours to be receptive and open; listen mindfully and with humility; and would like to be of service for the betterment of humanity and for world peace.