Chigumi Obayashi has been traveling around the world since she was a child, watching films and learning about food. She has used this experience to explore an unlimited number of media. Her directorial work is 100 nen gohan (2013). She also presides over a table manners class and the Hot Sandwich Club. She is the author of Mirai e tsunagaru shoku no baton (2015), Hot Sandwich Club (2018) and other books. She is the daughter of Nobuhiko and Kyoko Obayashi.