Ayako's works are inspired by the sensuality of the figure and e informed by the traditions of figurative sculpture. Her sculptures are usually made in plaster and cast in bronze.
Ayako came to Australia in 2002 from Tokyo and studied sculpture at the Australian National University. In 2008, she completed her Masters degree.
Ayako's large outdoor sculptures were exhibited in the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi in four times since 2008 as well as at the University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition in 2010. As a young exhibitor, Ayako has gathered an impressive number of awards: Dignam Real Estate Award in 2011, Tetsuya Wakuda Miniature Sculpture Prize in 2009, Sell and Parker Steel Sponsorship in 2008, and A.N.U. School of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme-John and Elizabeth Baker Acquisition in 2004. Her work is included in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Tokyo, Singapore and The United States.
Since 2006, Ayako's work has been selected to exhibit in the highly anticipated annual miniature shows at Defiance Gallery. In 2011, she became a member of the Sculptors Society in 2011 and exhibited her sculptures in the Society's group exhibitions