Asahi Nagata was born in Sapporo, on the island Hokkaido in Japan. She now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her baby and two cats, Journie and Shi-Shi. Asahi works at a tiny workstation in the corner of her living room during her baby's nap time or after she goes to bed. Her work is inspired by vintage risographs, screen printing, and linocuts. To unwind, Asahi goes for walks in her local park, reads manga, or visits local vintage shops.