Originally from Japan, Keiko became a licensed Ikebana instructor before moving to the United States to continue her education in the fine arts. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a M.F.A. degree, majoring in sculpture, and has also studied Western floral art.
Now a much respected floral designer, Keiko’s work has been well received by critics, with her designs featured in: "Garden Design" magazine (November/December 2005); the South China Morning Post; and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. In reviewing her new book, "Keiko’s Ikebana", Publisher’s Weekly found "Keiko’s respectful but eclectic take on tradition...refreshing" and her work "an elegant reminder of nature’s subtle ability to nurture the human spirit."