Atsuko is originally from Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, near Tokyo. After getting married, she and her husband moved to New York and started a family, raising two sons. Since her childhood years, she has been passionate about arts and crafts, including: origami, sewing, knitting and painting. What's most important to her happiness, is the health and happiness of her family and friends. And her secret to staying youthful is laughing—laughing together with children.