Ryusei (Yoshimi) Okamoto (1949) is a contemporary Japanese artist working in woodblock technique. His prints are signed in Western characters, dated and numbered. Ryusei Okamoto was a student of Toshi Yoshida.
From the series "First Love", No.19 "Sayaka - B". In his art studio, many of his works are hanging on the walls. The studio is used for the art classes for the school children, also. Ryusei stated, "One day, a kid told me that he was scared by one of the art work because it looked like it was staring at him all the time.
His words moved me a lot because I made my works hoping they had the power of silent communication".