Junko was born in Kochi Japan. After marrying she left Japan and travelled and lived in various countries before arriving in Perth in 1979. She has resided in WA ever since that time. Junko has always had an interest in art but it is only since her retirement that she has started to dedicate much of her time to painting. She is fortunate in having found a teacher and friend in Joseph Danau and with his encouragement and assistance has developed a new style of painting. Her artist’s non de plume is Sakura.