Kayoko and Nori Tachibana, wife and husband, teamed up as artists of Kayoko Designs. Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, they moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1989 and to San Francisco in 1992. They have been doing arts and crafts shows as Kayoko Designs since 1993.

Far away from her homeland of Japan, Kayoko’s passion for creation manifested into unique jewelry made of Yuzen-shi, Japanese rice paper. She started with the initial desire to share the exquisite beauty of Yuzen-shi paper with her American friends. She studied metal technique at YWCA, N.Y., and at the Revere Academy of San Francisco. Nori, her husband, handled the technical and business matters of Kayoko Designs over 22 years but regrettably he past away on   May 21st, 2015 while sleeping in the comfort of his home in El Cerrito,California. He was a musician as well and left his original 3 CDs with his soothing acoustic guitar, which are still available at shows and his website


Nori Tachibana Original CD

・Pathway in My Dream

・Coming Home

・Gift of April

Attention school teachers, therapists, healers, etc. 

Nori Tachibana’s soothing music has been used by many of my customers with their clients. Many find his music therapeutic in their practice.

Through his music, Nori's gentle soul will continuously send love to you….