Midori was born in Tokyo and graduated from the BA(Hons) Academy of Arts course at Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo. She started learning fine binding in Tokyo and went on to gain a Diploma with Merit in Fine Bookbinding and Conservation at Guildford College of Technology in the UK. Since graduating she has given workshops, lectures and exhibitions in various countries. She opened the ‘Jade Bookbinding Studio’ in London 1997, concentrating on private tuition, commissioned and personal work.
Her work is held in public and private collections in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan. She was among 25 Distinguished winners in the Designer Bookbinders International Competition in 2017 at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. She was Elected as a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2007 and is also a member of The Society of Bookbinders and The Tokyo Bookbinding Club [Japan].