Yoko Kakuta


Born 1939

I graduated from OCHANOMIZU University and was a teacher at a metropolitan high school. And I studied under Mr.Yoai Ohta ( Former Chief of JAPAN BOTANICAL ART ASSOCIATION). Now I am a tutor of Botanical Art at ASAHI CULTURE, YOMIURI CULTURE, KEISEN University Open College etc. I went to Vietnam 12 times from 1995~2016 to researching yellow camellias and polysporas (gordonia) and painted them including some new species in Vietnam. I have been awarded 4 silver gilt medals by the RHS as well as Best Botanical Artist by the BBC in 2003 and exhibited in the Hunt Institute and with the SSC.

Works by Yoko Kakuta in the collection