Mariko was born in Japan in 1983. In2009, she graduated the directing course of the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Currently she lives in Warsaw and just finished her first feature The Taste of Pho. The project participated in Cinéfondation: Résidencedu Festival de Cannes (2012) as well asin Script Station program of the Talents, Berlinale (2013). The script won a 2nd prize of Script Pro 2015 – a Polish feature film script competition.