What Westerners Don’t Know About Yoko Ono
Yoko was born in 1933 in Japan. She was an only child born into an extremely wealthy Aristocratic family. Yoko was born into the class of women who may have married the emperor of Japan. In fact, she was enrolled in such an elitist school, that she was a classmate of Prince Akihito, the future emperor of Japan.
Her father was the first Japanese to open a Japanese bank in the USA during the Economic Miracle of Japan. Yoko’s parents chastised her often for befriending people that they felt were beneath her.
Yoko’s family were one of the richest families in Japan. And as an only child, it stands to reason that Yoko was the heir to the family wealth. So to think that Yoko “broke up the Beatles” or “wanted to marry John Lennon for money” is just simply laughable.
John Lennon was just a musician (considered a low class job in Japan) and did not even graduate from college and dropped out. I would imagine that any Japanese family, including Yoko Ono’s family, would be completely against their only child marrying a musician or someone like Lennon.
The marriage to Lennon happened after Yoko Ono and one of Japan’s most famous Classical Pianist’s, Toshi Ichiyanagi, marriage had failed by 1962.
What is the book, “Grapefruit?”
“Grapefruit is one of the monuments of conceptual art of the early 1960s. She has a lyrical, poetic dimension that sets her apart from the other conceptual artists. Her approach to art was only made acceptable when [people] like Kosuth and Weiner came in and did virtually the same thing as Yoko, but made them respectable and collectible.” — David Bourdon
Grapefruit is an artist’s book written by Yoko Ono, originally published in 1964. Two years before Yoko met John Lennon.
Yoko Ono has often been associated with the art group known as “the Fluxus group.” The Fluxus gr
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