naoko grew up in Germany and the US. She returned to Japan as she was starting high school. Her love for art (although she is far too short in a talent to draw or produce an art piece herself!) has led her to study art history for her bachelor degree, where she discovered the beauty of Buddha sculptures. Although she has visited many temples to "meet-and-greet" the Buddha sculptures throughout the country and in other Asian regions, it is only recent that naoko became an owner of her very own goshuin-cho (temple stamp booklet). While she goes off visiting temples with goshuin-cho now, she also visits various museums, frequently. Throughout the past 20+ years, naoko has spent most of her career in public relations, mainly for the international organizations.