Tomiko lives in Kobe, Japan and we had the amazing opportunity to meet 20 years ago when she first started attending Poakalani’s Hawaiian quilting class when we were teaching at the Queen Emma Summer Palace. I am honored and humbled to call Tomiko my sister of the heart. She is one of the best appliquer and quilter of Hawaiian quilting. She is also known for her binding and unique quilting lines that she uses to enhance her quilts. If you ever have a chance to take classes from her you can say you are learning from one of the BEST.