Born and raised in Tokyo, Yoshiko Yamamoto first studied sculpture at Tama Art University in Japan, and after moving to California, studied classical music and modern Japanese history at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1996, she founded The Arts & Crafts Press with her husband, Bruce Smith, and taught herself the crafts of letterpress and block printing. For her limited edition prints, Yoshiko uses the flora and fauna she finds either in America or Japan – anything from fir trees to heron, koi fish, or crickets, and creates them using up to 20 blocks, each with a different color.
She resides in a small coastal town in Washington. See her work at www.artsandcraftspress.com or call 360.871.7707.