Aya Hodokawa, a Kirie Artist , was born in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan in 1973.
Aya’s first experienced with Kirie (Paper Cutting Art) art works when she was in junior high school. She joined the “Kirie Art Club” by chance, but immediately fell in love with the world of Kirie Art. In the art club setting, the Kirie Art teacher prepared simple printed patterns and let the students select and work on a project. Aya wanted to learn a more advanced level and depth of Kirie art. She started to design her own patterns and created her own world of Kirie art. That was how she started as a Kirie artist.