Hiroko Okada La.A, B.A., M.A.
Lecturer, Japan-India Ayurveda Association
“Momiji Acupuncture Clinic” Director
“Love body project” representative
B.A. Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Department of Story Manga
M.A. Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Master’s Degree
“Research on medical sociology” Graduate School of Human Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Ph.D.
Born in a home of an acupuncture and moxibustion clinic in Hiroshima. After graduating from university, she became interested in the mechanisms of the mind and body, and spent 18 years conducting research through fieldwork, mainly in Japan and the United States. Since 2018, she has continued these studies in the doctoral studies at Kyoto University Graduate School, while awakening to a deeper contact with the body, and has become an independent acupuncturist since 2020. Currently, as a researcher and an acupuncturist, she conducts workshops based on physical sensations about “mind and body” based on two pairs of straw sandals, and conducts activities to convey “a rich way of being”.
Although we have many opportunities to obtain information on how to be “healthy,” we do not have many opportunities to think about “how to live.” By learning the perspectives surrounding life through sociology, we provide opportunities to think about your own way of life.