Born in Nara, Japan, Sarai studied English at UCLA, relocated to New York, and began her career in publishing. Magazines exposed her to the world of photography and it wasn't long before she found she could better express herself with pictures, rather than words. Upon moving back to Tokyo she began taking portraits of rock stars for music magazines as well as photographs for fashion publications. In 2005, she moved to London, and quickly started shooting for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar UK and Dazed & Confused. In 2010, she published her ﬁrst book, NAKED, a monograph of female nudes. Sarai currently lives in New York where, in addition to her commercial and editorial work, she is also in the process of producing another book.