Manami is a painter based in Saint John and Rothesay though she originated from Yokohama, Japan. There, she studied art and environmental design. After she got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Woman’s Arts College, she worked as an interior designer in Tokyo until she moved to Canada. She has been creating crafts and jewelry since her first stage of motherhood and decided to try her hand at oil painting in 2010. Her work is recognized for its vivid and colourful subjects that have a realistic style. Most of her paintings are oil on canvas. Manami offers group art classes for youth and adults. She says she is grateful to share the experience with people who love art.