Sayaka Okawa
Sayaka Okawa

Artist Profile

Sayaka Okawa

Sayaka Okawa is Vice Chairperson and Chief of CEO's Office of Happy Science. The oldest daughter of Ryuho Okawa, Sayaka was born in Tokyo in 1991. She graduated from Ochanomizu University in Japan. She has published over 60 books that cover a wide range of topics, spanning historical non-fiction, religion, and literature. Some of her main works are Spiritual Kojiki Nyumon (literally, "Introduction to Spiritual Records of Ancient Matters Vol. 1 & 2"), Musume Kara Mita Okawa Ryuho (literally, "Ryuho Okawa as Seen from His Daughter"), Okawa Sayaka no Bungaku no Susume~Sekai Bungaku Hen~ (literally, "Sayaka Okawa's Guide to Literature -World Literature- Vol. 1, 2, 3"), and Kokoro wo Migaku (literally, "Polishing the Mind"). [All titles published by IRH Press.] A writer in her own right, Sayaka has written the screenplays for the live-action feature films Immortal Hero, The Real Exorcist, and Twiceborn. She has received several screenplay awards, including July Best Original Screenplay at Florence Film Awards 2019 for Immortal Hero, April Best Screenplay at Oniros Film Awards 2020 for The Real Exorcist, and August Best Original Screenplay at New York Film Awards 2020 for Twiceborn. Not only a talented writer, Sayaka is also an accomplished musician. She has composed and sung the song "HIKARI." She has also aranged and sung the songs such as, "Hold On," "Once Again," "The Real Exorcist," and "Becoming Buddha" in Happy Science films. The music video of the song, "The Real Exorcist," has won several awards, including April Best Music Video at Los Angeles Film Awards 2020.

Active area: Tokyo
IRH Press