Mayumi was born in 1977 in Onagawa, Miyagi and now reside Tokyo, Japan. She works as a visual storyteller to find and create personal narratives.She was born and raised to a family who ran a photo studio founded by her grandfather in 1930 in the city of Onagawa. She studied at Nihon University, College of Art Department of Photography. March 11, 2011. On this day an incident which changed her life has occurred. Her hometown Onagawa was destroyed by tsunami and her parents went missing. She captures them as an individual and not just a faceless figures; and leave the photographs as proof of their lives.