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Yumiko Kayukawa was born in the small town of Naie in Hokkaido, Japan. The panoramic beauty of her surroundings and feelings of communication with the native animals inspired her to paint the things around her. As a teenager she also fell in love “with the energy and giddiness” of American pop-culture through her exposure to rock n’ roll, film, and fashion. By the age of 16, she had debuted into the art world with a comic-book (Manga) feature.