Hello, I’m Mao.
A multimedia artist and Reiki practitioner
Currently, I’m living out my wild dreams in the mountains of Japan, but my biggest artistic footprints are in the Bay Area.
I’ve worked on narrative and documentary short films as Producer, Production Designer, Editor, Script Supervisor and Camera Assistant.
I also work as a freelance illustrator, often creating images with messages of love for oneself, culture and the planet. Illustration is one of the ways I channel my intentions of healing and positivity.
Combining film, photography and my passion as a Japanese folk dancer, my current project “Shirasagi Project” explores the connection of dance, cultural roots and agriculture.