Kahori Maki, born in 1969, is an illustrator based in Tokyo. She studied Fine Arts at the Art Student League of NY, and graduated from Nihon University's art department in 1992. She has been working as a freelancer since she came back to Japan in 1994, and has collaborated with various brands and companies. Kahori has produced a wide variety of illustrations, film works, and installations. Her film "mabataku" was selected at the 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival Art Division, as Recommended Works.