1939 Born in Hyogo Prefecture

1965-1974 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo

1974 Moved to Sakura-ku, Saitama City

1978-1981 Lives and works in Singapore

1988-2003 Lives in England

Returned to Japan in 2003

Studied woodblock printing, metal engraving, and cloisonne ware in Japan.

In Singapore, I studied copperplate relief and batik.

Decided to go to England to study botanical art.

1988−2000 Sutton College of Liberal Arts, under Pat Ford

1993 Kew Garden Botanical course under Ann Farrer

1993/2000 Juniper Hall Botanical course under Mickael Hickey


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation,Pittsburgh, USA

Shirley Sherwood Collection, UK

Chelsea Physic Garden Archives, UK

Personal collectors-Numerous



The Apothecaries’ Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden annual reports

Endangered Plantsof Japan(The Japanese Association of Botanical Illustration)

Drawing of Alien Plants of Japan(The Japanese Association of Botanical Illustration)

Endemic Plants of Japan(The Japanese Association of Botanical Illustration)

Masako Sasaki Botanical Art Calendar

Exhibition Catalogs


American Society of Botanical Artists (USA)

Chelsea Florilegium Society retired fellow (UK)

The Japanese Association of Botanical Illustration

Masako Sasaki, Botanical Art Class Instructor


Royal Horticultural Society(RHS) Gold Medal 1994/2001

Royal Horticultural Society(RHS) Silver Medal 1996

Royal Horticultural Society(RHS) Silver Guild Medal 1998

Society of botanical artists(SBA) 1994/1998

Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal (Florilegium Society) 1999


Society of botanical artists (SBA)Exhibition 1993-2003

Royal Horticultural Society(RHS) Exhibition 1994/1996/1998/2001

Buford House Gallery (Worcester 英国) 1995

Shirley Sherwood Contemporary Botanical Artists Exhibition (Tokyo, Japan) 1998

Hunt International Botanical Art Exhibition (Pittsburgh, USA) 1998

Chelsea Physic Garden Botanical Art Exhibition (Pittsburgh, USA)

1998 Chelsea Physic Garden Botanical Art Exhibition (Munich, Germany)

Solo Exhibition (Gallery 7℃, Kamimeguro, Tokyo, Japan) 2004/2008

Wildlife Exhibition of Animal and Plant Paintings, Maruzen, Tokyo, Japan from 2004.

Contemporary Botanical Art Exhibition at Hotel Okura, Tokyo 2009

International Botanical Illustration Ex. (Chiang Mai) 2006

Flower Gathering Artists Exhibition (Keio Plaza Hotel) 2013/2016/2019

Masako Sasaki Botanical Art Group Exhibition (Yamawaki Gallery, Tokyo)

Flora Japonica Exhibition (Kew Gardens, UK) 2016

Flora Japonica Exhibition, National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo 2017

ASBA World Wide Exhibition, Makino Memorial Garden, Tokyo, Japan 2017