After building her career as a keyboardist, concert producer and a classical pianist in Japan, Mikiko's 1st solo piano album in the U.S. "Elegy In Violet" was released from Centaur Records in 2019. It hit over 670.000 all-time plays on music streaming services all over the world. She also showcase performances sometimes with her group "Powdered Sugar" in New York City.
In Japan, Mikiko was arranger and keyboardist to a new wave band S-KEN (Japanese Wikipedia). As a member of this band, she recorded an album "Gang Busters" for a major record company King Records, known for its top artists such as world-famous AKB48.
↑photo from Rita Coolidge, with her hearty message to Mikiko.
Mikiko with her composition teacher Hummie Mann, a two-time Emmy Award winner/film composer, in his studio in Seattle. With his Emmy trophy.
Photo with her audience at Bunkyo Civic Hall after her joint concert