Chiyuki Sakagami lives in Kobe. She has been interested in the evolution of animal species and finds her inspiration in the plant and animal forms, such as birds, butterflies or insects, but also the inhabitants of the deep oceans. “The gift of life was given to me in the Precambrian sea about 5.9 billion years ago [...] Old fishes had taught me how to survive in water and that is why I went to live with them at the bottom of the ocean [...] Human beings have a weapon we call language. I am scared to use it. I’ve learned a very good method to greet people : hold the other person firmly in your arms and kiss him. So I’m sending you my kisses !” This is the only autobiography she has agreed to make public.