Tomoko is a multidisciplinary artist/designer trained in traditional Japanese fabric dyeing and fibre art in Kyoto, the centre of beauty, culture and tradition in Japan. This background brings a strong sense of Kyoto's aesthetic and philosophical values to her creative work, which explores the use of five senses and digital media to enhance the intimacy and human connection facilitated by contemporary communication technologies. Her collaborative projects have been exhibited in museums and galleries world-wide. Her work also reflects her nomadic nature, having lived and worked in five different countries, places where she has been exposed to various cultures that together fuel the unique essence of her work. She currently lives and works in Kyoto wondering about human emotion, communication and intimacy in this fast moving society.