Kaihori was born in Japan but grew up shifting between Asia, South America, and North America. She received a B.A. in Studio Art in 2004 from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. The artist lives and works in Wellington New Zealand since 2011 and has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout New Zealand. Her works are in private collections worldwide. In recent years, she has been awarded residencies in Vermont, Virginia, Nebraska and Wellington New Zealand. Yukari received the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant award in 2015.