Greetings from Tokyo!
I’m a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) who currently live in Tokyo metropolitan area. I enjoy drawing Zentangle®︎ art, and my passion is to teach this amazing art method.
When I discovered the world of Zentangle, it was like finding my long lost friend. I started by studying patterns on my own using books and YouTube videos. But I don’t think I truly understood the magic of Zentangle until I took my first Zentangle class from a local CZT. This eye-opening experience made me want to share Zentangle method with others. It was a natural progression for me to go to Rhode Island to learn directly from Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the founders of the Zentangle Method.
In 2017, I started my career as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in Washington. I taught at a local community college, cancer support groups, stroke surviver’s group, libraries, community education center, YMCA, YWCA, private events as well as at my own studio.
When the COVID-19 reached my area, I began teaching free online classes using Zoom hoping to offer something to help people cope with the extra stress during the stay-home period. This enabled me to connect with students and other CZTs from all over the world. The Zentangle community is more connected than ever because of a global pandemic. There is something very magical about experiencing Zentangle together!
“Anything is possible, one stroke at a time” is Zentangle’s core value. Zentangle is not just a beautiful art form but it has also given me the courage to explore deeper into my own creativity and take on some projects that I thought were impossible before (like opening an online school).
In 2020, I had the privilege of translating Rick & Maria’s book “Zentangle Primer Vol.1” to Japanese, which helped me to further my understanding of the Zentangle method and its benefits. Now it is my mission to share the joy of Zentangle with as many people as possible! I hope that I will be able to meet you someday and share my passion with you!
For more information on Zentangle®︎ , please visit the Zentangle®︎ official website.