Even though she uses the technique of Japanese traditional paintings, her works are never ‘traditional’ but ‘contemporary’. Her childhood memories of the small islands of the Seto Inland sea give the special light and the gentle atmosphere to her paintings.


Island of Orange/ 2008

? Yoko Arimoto Exhibition in Hirano Kotoken 2009 2nd - 14th OCTOBER (japanese only)

? ART FAIR TOKYO 2009 (japanese only)

<Cloud in the sky>

<in Spring>

<Cloud close in>

<Home-mountain >

<Deep blue of the sea>


  Born in Ehime, Japan

BFA in Japanese Painting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

1978 Souga-kai award, Spring-time prize
1988-89 Studied ceramic art in Takashi Nakazato's kiln (Ryuta-gama,Karatshu)
1994 “Ryoyo-no-me Exhibition” The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
1998 Kawakita Michiaki Prize
1999 4th Suga Tatehiko Award, fine work prize
2000 “Solo Exhibition” Yayoi gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
2002 “Beauty of the East Japan, Mountain” ,Tokyo Station gallery,Tokyo
  Published "Hanafuru-hi" co-written by Tosio Arimoto
“Le monde de Coco” Chanel Nexus Hall, Ginza, Tokyo
2004 “Solo Exhibition” Tenmaya gallery, Okayama, Okayama

“Solo Exhibition” Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Matsuyama, Ehime

2009 “Art Fair Tokyo” Hirano Kotoken, Yurakucho, Tokyo
  “Solo Exhibition” Hirano Kotoken, Kyobashi, Tokyo
Japanese painting Professor at the Jissen Women's University

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