Mariko started to work at an advertising company after graduating from a university in Tokyo. She quit the job, then started new career at a hostess bar for the payment of scholarship program. She got "No.1" at the bar and saved the money to study in Canada. She moved to Iga city after she got married the man she met in Canada and had some career at BBQ restaurant in Tokyo. She did not like lifestyle in countryside and wanted to go back to Tokyo before, but now she really enjoys the lifestyle in Iga city. Her diary is here.