Shizuka Kusano's work has been featured many times in women's magazine and she can be seen on two nationwide TV programs, one of which is broadcast on the educational channel NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). She teaches at more than five different places, including the Tokyo American Club. She had been part of at least 30 major exhibitions in the last 5 years, and has had one solo show. Kusano is the author of five books in Japanese; this is her first in English.
"The pairing of history, art, and how-to will make The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery a recommendation for not only art and needlework libraries, but for general-interest collections as well." -Midwest Book Review