Sayuri was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1985. After graduating from Tokyo Visual Arts College in 2006, she worked as a studio assistant at Iino Media Pro in Tokyo for three years. She moved to London in 2009 and then to New York in 2012. She received Japan Photo Award in 2016 for her "Deja Vu" series and in 2018 was selected among the winners for the Fotofilmic 18 Shortlist Show held in Canada. Her solo exhibition was held at Space Place in Russia in September. This October, she participated in the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Spain. Also in 2018, her new series 'Mayu' was included in the touring exhibition Beyond 2020 that was shown in Amsterdam in September as part of Unseen Amsterdam, in Paris in November as part of Photo Saint-Germain and at IMA gallery in Tokyo in December.