Born in Kyoto. Moved to the United States at the age of seventeen as an exchange student. Graduated from Parsons School of Design Photography Department BFA degree in NY. In 2005 moved to Tokyo. In 2008  published first book SOL ARIKO from AKAAKA Art Publishing. In 2011 decided to take over the ancestral soba and cake restaurant, a family business since the 15th century in Kyoto. ( She works as the restarant owner and as a photographer. She is based in Kyoto and works on her ongoing project, Erna and Hrefna, in Iceland every summer.

Solo exhibition


TRAX gallery,Yamanashi

Shin-bi gallery,Kyoto 


Rocket gallery,Tokyo 


Target gallery, Tokyo

Slant gallery, Kanazawa

Group exhibiton


Photography and Haiku Poems delicated to Ganjinwajo and Vairocana Buddha:

Dedication of Flowers exhibition by woman photographer,Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo


Art Court frontier 2008#6, Art Court Gallery, Osaka


Brand New Valentine , Artium , Fukuoka


1975年、京都生まれ。17歳でアメリカSan Diegoの高校に留学。99年ニューヨークの美術大学パーソンズスクール写真科卒業。05年東京にベースを移す。08年『SOL ARIKO』が赤々舎より出版される。11年より京都に戻り、実家である550年余続く蕎麦と菓子屋の本家尾張屋(の跡継ぎをしながら, 写真家活動をする。