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1973
Born in Tokyo.

1995
After graduating Bunka Fashion College, moved to England, where she worked for Stephen Jones Millinery, the top milliner in the UK. While at Stephen Jones, created hats for such designers as Christian Dior, John Galliano, Givenchy and Antonio Berardi to name a few.

1998
Moved to Los Angeles to learn special effects skills to add to her millinery technique. While based in Los Angeles, created hats for commercials, magazines and music videos for such artists as Smashing Pumpkins, George Michael, Cindy Lauper and Black Eyed Peas.

2000
Pronounced as an alumni designer for GEN-ART fresh face in Fashion (L.A).

2004
Relocated to Tokyo. While creating hats for various musicians, created show piece hats for Yoshiki Hishinuma Paris Collection. Created commercial line hats for Italian bag brand FURLA when the brand was launched for the Japanese market.

2007
Launched SAWA VAUGHTERS.

2008
Hats used in Japanse TV comercials, as well as music videos by a number of Japanese musicians and actors.

2009
Participated in HATS ~An Anthology by Stephen Jones~ at Victoria and Albert Museum in London
Exile ( for music video ) “ Someday ” worn by MATSU

2010
Participated in HATS ~An Anthology by Stephen Jones~ at Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane
Ayumi Hamasaki ( for concert tour )
Pentel VICUNA ( Commercial Advertisement )
SONY Headphone ”MONITOR SERIES MDR-EX600” ( Commercial Advertisement )
JT Roots coffee worn by Aya Matsuura ( Commercial Advertisement )
Also worn by various artists such as “ News ” worn by Mr.Tegoshi,
“ Arashi ” worn by Mr. Aiba ect.

2011
Participated in HATS ~An Anthology by Stephen Jones~ at Bard Graduate Center in New York
Also worn by various artists such as Yumi Matsutoya, “ Yuzu ” worn by Mr. Kitagawa,
“ Arashi ” worn by Mr. Ninomiya ect.