Originally from Japan, Yumi moved to New York in 1998 to pursue her career as a writer. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to many Japanese publications such as Brutus, Popeye, GQ Japan, Vogue Nippon, and Numero Tokyo. Her past interviews include Al Gore, Sean Penn, Wes Anderson, Mark Ronson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tim Hetherington, Robert Frank, Genna Rowlands, Gary Snyder and many many more. Her translation work includes Ground Zero Hokai (2002) and 1991 USSR by Kitajima Keizo (Little Big Man, 2012). She has also visited many Native American reservations to write about their craft-making. In 2012, she co-founded Periscope with Yu Yamaguchi and Ports Bishop.
Cross Country Tripping in Pre-Election America
Four years ago in 2008, photographer Grace Villamil and writer Yumiko Sakuma left New York for a back-to-back...