Akiko has exhibited in numerous shows in the United States and internationally, including the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew Gardens, Flora Japonica and the ASBA/Horticultural Society of New York exhibitions. Her work is in many private collections. She is the recipient of a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society London Botanical Art Show, for her paintings of heritage Camellia japonica in watercolor on vellum. Akiko is an active member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, and the Japanese Association of Botanical Illustration. She teaches botanical art in the United States and in Japan.