Miki Takayama



Miki Takayama was born and raised in Sendai, Japan. She has learned how to dress in traditional Kimono clothing from Doreme College of Fashion and Art at Japan. Along with other classes, she has learned how to prepare tea ceremonies, play the Koto (the Japanese Harp), and to execute proper Japanese flower arrangement.

After moving to the United States in 1999, Miki has lived in California, Washington, and Iowa. She now resides in Waukee with her husband, Mike, and their two kids, Andrew and Victoria.

Miki has been a member of the Japanese America Society of Iowa for nearly 8 years. She is very excited and pleased to share her Japanese culture with the communities in Iowa.