Her main hobbies are gardening and botanical studies, such as the growing of orchids which she grows in a climatized room. On the artisitic side she enjoys patchwork and quilting. Her first experiments were in the old traditional American style, but nowadys she designs also more modern patterns.
Being a Japanese, she still keeps close contact to her native country and is an active member of the German Siebold Association (Deutschen Siebold-Gesellschaft, named after Philip Franz von Siebold, a Franconian medical doctor who spent many years in Japan). Due to her connections to various Japanese artists she has frequently contributed to the organisation of cultural events.