Takato Yamamoto is widely known for his “Ukiyo-e Pop” style of painting. He explores themes of darkness, bondage, vampires, metamorphosis, love and death. The perspective is always calm and serene - never depicting violence - rather, it is impending or just completed. Takato Yamamoto usually works with acrylic paint on paper and sometimes on canvas. He was born January 15 1960 in Akita Prefecture and graduated from the painting department of the Tokyo Zokei University in 1983.