Yokose was born in Nagasaki, Japan at a time when the city was rebuilding in the aftermath of the atomic bomb strike, a fact that has had considerable influence on his work. He received his early training in Tokyo before emigrating to the U.S. in the late 1980s. It was then that he began to explore the technique of combining oil painting and the application of beeswax to create his ethereal landscapes. Yokose’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan, including the Bergen Museum of Art, New Jersey. Group exhibitions include venues such as the Knoxville Art Museum, the Renaissance Society, Chicago, the Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, and the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX. Yokose is represented in numerous collections including the Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, OH, Miami Dade University, and the San Jose Museum of Art, CA. He lives and works in New York City.