Born in Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture, Yokoteen is a self-taught oil painter. His artworks became renowned worldwide with the series of works called “Friends in Paradise”. Yokoteen's signature character is often depicted surfing, surrounded by Hawaiian landscapes filled with aquamarine shades of fresh transparent water. The Artist uses the water element to unite us all, making its ancient presence known via its psychological power that comes with it. The connection between water, life, birth and rebirth all contribute to a spiritual symbology. Yokoteen has held solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, and other places.