A resident of Tokyo, Professor Takenouchi began her study of Ikenobo Ikebana in 1974. In the successive years she completed many courses of training and in 2002 she graduated from the Advanced Course at Ikenobo Central Training Institute in Kyoto. Following this she completed special advanced courses in Classical Rikka, Shoka, and Free Style.
Professor Takenouchi has participated in and represented Ikenobo Ikebana at events in Canada, Australia, Boston, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has taught at the Ikenobo Ochanomizu Institute in Tokyo and currently teaches students at her private studio.