Born 1965 Kochi Prefecture Japan. 1988 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, studied under Prof. Akiko Shimanuki, a pioneer of Japan's tapestry world. In 1988 she joined the Kimono Corporation as a regular employee and spent 2 years in charge of merchandising specially selected kimono made by a variety of craftspeople including Japanese living national treasures. From the start of her freelance career 1992, she produced mainly on order artwork to hotels, corporate buildings, JAL's domestic and International lounges, etc., for architectural spaces by using original techniques. From 2006 she exhibited some conceptual installations pursuing more spirituality with stronger messages. In recent years, she has made a transformation from folk art materials to the modern arts returning to the original self-cultivated material series that continues from her art college days, while bringing in her experience of working in the production of artworks for kimono and architectural objects. Yajima is based in Japan, although exhibits her work internationally as she continues to explore the reactions of viewers overseas.