She did traditional Japanese painting in Art University of Tokyo (Tama Art University 1984—1988). When she had graduated from the University she decided to go in for canvas restoring and continued her education in the USA (Virginia Commonwealth University 1988) and Europe (Cambridge University 1989—1992).
Up to 2007 Minako had been restoring canvas of western artists in museums such as Victoria and Albert Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago and later she began to create her own pieces of art, soon she became very famous.
The main exhibitions:
2012 The long way home—painting, enamel, poetry, All-Russian Decorative Museum, Moscow
2012 rASIA Festival: Avatar group, Moscow
2011 Exhibition: Home Away From Home at The Hammond Museum, NY
2010 Art and Poetry-a collaborative project with a poet Vasiliki Katsarou- at Swan Creek Gallery, NJ
2009 Solo exhibition at Annam Heritage, Paris
2009 Audubon Artists 67th Annual Show at the Salmagundi Club, NY
2009 Solo exhibition: Floating Worlds at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
Awards and publications:
2010 Featured Artist: October Newsletter 2010 Artspan ,USA
2010 Artspan Self Portrait Contest, worldwide on Facebook, the Bronze award
2010 Juried Show:Artsbridge Annual Show at Riverrun Gallery, NJ. Awarded with an Honorable Mention