books and magazines


i hope you got most of your xmas shopping done...

this year i had chance to be featured in a few different publications for my art.
i especially wanna thank roman and tatiana for including our picture in their book, "heroes and villains." the photograph captured pretty special time in my life and happy to see the image in such a nice book.

here are the images and links:

congrats tatiana, roman and amanda!

thanks to peeps at hi-fructose:)

they fixed the spelling on my name:P

available here: http://hifructose.com/books.html

migrate magazine # 014

full page:)

kult magazine : neofolk

not too shabby:)


online store coming soon:)


i hope everyone is staying warm and staying healthy.
past few weeks i have been working on getting my online store ready.
i will have some of small originals, prints and other goodies available for you very soon.

also i have been working on a new body of work for the next show in february.
i'm really excited about this new work. i'm trying not to take myself too seriously and have fun with the process.
anyways here are some photos.

working on several hand carved wooden pins for online store

coming along nicely:)


nature girl #05


i wanna say quick thanks to friends at arrested motion for inviting me to their show "east west connect." i like the feeling of my art traveling to cities and places that i haven't seen. it's strange feeling but i like it.

anyway, here is the piece i turned in for east west connect.

nature girl #05, hand carved basswood, deer antler, and resin

also links for the recap of the show:




hello hong kong:)


this thanks giving day weekend i'm going to be showing my art in hong kong for the very first time. i would like to take this time to thank arrested motion for inviting me to their show "eastwest connect." the exhibition willl showcase new works from stella im hultberg, Luke Chueh, Evah Fan, Travis Louie, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Brendon Monroe,Edwin Ushiro and others. if you happen to be in the area please take a look at the show and enjoy.

below is the show card with the info and also sneak-peak to my new sculpture "nature girl #05."

thank you and happy turkey day:p


sketchbook: may - oct


here are some of the pages from my sketchbook, dating back from sometime in may to the end of october.


this saturday!

hello friends,

i wanted to let you know that original colorway of my figure, "screaming for the sunrise" will be available from munky king.
this is one of those project that took long time to execute and i'm very happy with how this specific color way came out.

it all started from here:)

i will have some samll paintings and other goodies for the event.
i hope some of you can make it:)

yoskay signing: screaming for the sunrise

saturday, november 19th
2:00 - 4:00pm 

munky king melrose
7308 melrose ave.
los angeles, ca 90046


design- con 2011


i hope everyone staying healthy.
i usually get little sick during the seasonal changes .....

anyway a quick note to let you know about my new figure "screaming for the sunrise."

munky king and i are proud to release this special edition of new color way at this year at d-con. the edition is very small and there are only 20of them but i am very happy how hot it looks. :P
here is the picture:

i will be at munky king's booth(#221)at 1pm, if you are in the pasadena area please stop by and say hello.

and for more info about designer-con please visit:





i have been meaning to post this picture for a while and i'm glad that i finally found some time to do it.

past few years i have been involved with several charity events and fund raisers where i have donated my art, toy or prints to help out the cause.
i don't mind donating my work to a good cause and i'm glad that my art could provide something positive out into the world.

and receiving this image from cardboard spaceship in my email made me so happy to know that my art was able to change the world in a small scale. this specific charity event was to help out the single mothers and children in south africa to provide them with proper food and diet.


arigto~ :)


i would like to thank everyone who made it to my solo show "picking up where we left off" last saturday at lebasse projects. i had an amazing time sharing my work and talking to you.
and if you missed the opening, the show will be until 1st of october.

and for those of you who are out of town, here are couple links covering the night of the opening:




asta manyana


i would like to thank friends who have messaged/emailed me kind and positive words about my new work, and also people who helped to promote my solo show online.
this has been a quite long journey for me. there were many struggles but also many joyous moments in creating the new body of work.
i know there are a lot going on this week end in la but if you have a chance please join us at the lebasse projects in culver city and say hello.

at mean time please enjoy the studio visit by arrested motion and daily dujour.


nature girl, wood, resin and antler, 2011

‘Picking Up Where We Left Off’
New work from Yoskay Yamamoto

LBP :: Culver City
Artist reception: Saturday, September 10th, 7-10p

LBP Culver City: 6023 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
LeBasseProjects.com | 310.558.0200


picking up where we left off. . .


it's hard to believe that there is only a week left to my 4th solo show with lebasse projects..... i'm always amazed by how fast the time flies..... there are still a lot more to do in this last week.....

here are some of the sneak peak at my new work:

if you wish to be on the preview list please contact lebasse projects.

‘Picking Up Where We Left Off’
New work from Yoskay Yamamoto
Lebasse Projects :: Culver City
September 10th – October 1st 2011
Artist reception: Saturday, September 10th, 7-10p


sleepy emily:)


here is a little stop motion clip of a sculpture that i have been working on for quite sometime. i wish i had this project filmed in one session....
it keeps shifting through out the clip....

but i guess it's the best i can do to provide progress of my hand carving sculpture to you.
i hope you all enjoy:)

sleeping emily, hand carved basswood, 2011


getting close


here are some close up of new work that i have been working on for my solo show.
this marks my 4th solo exhibition and it will be held at lebasse projects in los angeles next month.
more detail to come as the date reaches closer.




i know it's bit late but thank you for everyone who came to visit me at munky king's booth during san diego comic-con. as always i was so overwhelmed by the crowd of people and constant loud noise....
but it was a nice to get away and to catch up with some of my old friends.

i also wanted to mention that there are few of "screaming for the sunrise" left and they are available at munky king's website.


music for relief: linkin park's secret show


i hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

i had a chance to provide my art work, "taiyo" for linkin park's special project.
the band is putting on a small intimate show in los angels in order to raise funds to aid children who were affected by tohoku earthquake in japan. people who raise more than $500 will be given two tickets for the event. all of the proceeds will help to provide children with proper child care service.

please check their website for all the details.


must see. . .

"cold water" a solo exhibition by andrew hem
saturday, july 16, from 7-10pm
at: leBasse projects
6023 washington blvd.
culver city. ca, 90232


year of labbit at japanese american museum:)


sorry for the lack of update...
i have been busy preparing for my solo show in september.

i wanted to share this up coming group exhibition that i am part of at japanese american museum in little tokyo.
"the year of labbit" features customized vinyl toy "labbit" from many artists including,
mike shinoda, edwin ushiro, frnak kozik ,and many more.

here is my piece,


"year of the labbit"

opening reception:
thursday, july 14th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

japanese amerivan museum
369 east first street
los angeles, ca 90012

for more in fo please visit their website


work in progress: natural look:)


lately i have been spending the most of my time painting.
so i took a little time off and spent a day carving this piece out.
wood is the newest material that i tried out and it is probably my favorite to work with.
the process is a lot more challenging than other material but i do love the natural look of the surface. there a lot more to do with this piece but so far i'm really happy how she turned out. it is difficult for me to control the expression of the face when i'm using wood as material. with this piece i feel like i was able to carved out the expression that i was searching for...

anyway here is a image