Daniela Kato is a writer, speaker, facilitator and storyteller with an academic background in the environmental humanities and training in ecotherapy. She was born and raised in Portugal, and has been based in Japan since 2007. After more than a decade of teaching environmental literature and film in academia, in 2021 she moved to a small village in northern Yamanashi, where she currently works on creative projects of rural revitalisation that weave together ecotherapy practice, the local folklore and landscape, crafts and foraging in community. She is also a guest tutor in ecotherapy at Tariki Trust, UK. Her writing and teaching focus on cross-fertilisations between folklore and mythology, the environmental imagination and creative practices of place-making, with an emphasis on Japan and East Asia. You can follow @daniela_kato on Instagram.