Mamiko Ikeda, from Tokyo, Japan, is a cultural educator and multi-media artist who mainly creates calligraphy art, prints, and animation. She also enjoys composing music, playing guitar & sanshin (Okinawan instrument), and has created unique music & art collaborative pieces. Early in her life she began studying shodo (Japanese calligraphy) with her mother, master calligrapher Shotei Miura, as her guide. Later, drawn to the American West to study Native American culture and storytelling, she earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver in Liberal Arts, specializing in American Indian Studies. She aims to bring harmony to others through multiple creative and therapeutic uses of her hands, including art, music, and healing art.