Term: 2013-2016, 2019
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As a child, Kimie visited a neighborhood handicraft shop after school almost every day to enjoy drawing and making something with the shop owners. In 2002, she became a certified instructor of Japanese-style beading skills by having completed the curriculum designed by the Japan Association of Leisure and Cultural Development, which is a foundation authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. She has won several awards and been featured in many beading publications. Currently, she teaches more than 100 students per month.