Mikiko was born in Nagasaki, but grew up in Osaka. As a teenager, she frequently visit the Toji and Kitano tenmangu antique markets in Kyoto and started collecting Japanese antiques from her high school days.
After moving to Brisbane from Kobe Japan, her passion blossomed after establishing her antique shop 'From Japan Only' in the Paddington Antique Centre (now, renamed 'Empire Revival'). 'From Japan Only' has a wide range of Japanese antiques such as Kimonos for both men and women, Haori, Nagajuban, Obi, Kimono accessories, Handbags, Geta, Zori, Jikatabi, hair ornaments, ceramics, Kokeshi, Japanese dolls, ornaments, masks, lanterns, Temari, plastic models and much more.
Mikiko has been working as a florist for more than 20 years in Japan, Canada, U.S.A, Bermuda and Australia. You can see and purchase her Ikebana, Kokedama (moss balls), miniature Japanese gardens and terrariums at her shop, 'From Japan Only' in Paddington, Brisbane.