Born in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture. A writer and culinary expert. Writes about food, holds cooking classes, assists in product development and writes recipes for TV, magazines, radio and other media outlets. Books include “パッと作れて旨い! 居酒屋おつまみ” (Quick and delicisou izakaya dishes) (published by Takarajima-sha) and more. Serves as ambassador for Yamagata Tourism and the Tsuyahime rice brand. Member of the Yamagata Prefecture Rice Brand Promotion Committee and ambassador of tourism for Tsuruoka City.