Kumiko participated in open studio at her wonderful artist friend, Astrid's at Fotan for the first time. She had visited several studios few times before. But this was her very first experience to take part in it as an artist. Approximately 500 people visited on 3 weekends in January 2013. In addition to great reviews from audience, she enjoyed her small birthday celebration with her friends coincidentally. It became her unforgettable memory.