iina is an independent vegan and vegetarian chef and food creator. She values the color, shape, and textures of plant-based foods as they come from nature, and focuses on sustainable cooking techniques free of chemicals and refined sugar. In 2010, she founded a vegan cafe, Vegegeek, and began hosting vegan cooking classes at a culinary school in Tokyo. She is the author of three vegan cookbooks in Japan.
The [vegan sushi] results are worth the time and patience they require; alas they'll be consumed in a flash. --Florence Fabricant, The New York Times Sushi Surprise. Tokyo-based chef iina creates edible vegan art for an adventurous vegetable-loving palate. --Spirituality and Health Clever. --Publishers Weekly