Yoko Ono

LOS ANGELES - FEB 10:  Yoko Ono arrives at the 2012 MusiCares Ga

Ono in 2012, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: February 18, 1933

Ethnicity: Japanese

Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist.

Yoko was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Isoko (Yasuda) and Eisuke Ono. She spent parts of her childhood in Vietnam and the U.S. Her father came from a long line of samurai warrior-scholars. The kanji translation of Yoko (洋子) means “ocean child.”

She was married to British musician John Lennon, until his death. Yoko has a daughter, Kyoko Cox, with her former husband, American film producer and art promoter Anthony Cox; and a son, musician and composer Sean Lennon, with John.

Yoko’s paternal grandfather was named Eijiro Ono.

Yoko’s paternal grandmother was named Tsuruko Saisho (the daughter of Atsushi Saisho).

Yoko’s maternal grandfather was named Zensaburo Yasuda (the son of 安田 善次郎 Yasuda Zenjirō). Zensaburo was ennobled in 1915. 安田 善次郎 was an affiliate of the Yasuda clan and zaibatsu. His father was a samurai, and founder of Yasuda Bank.

Ono with John Lennon, credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³

Source: Genealogy of Yoko Ono – http://www.geni.com


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4 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Link her ex-husband Toshi Ichiyanagi.

  2. Connerfromvine says:

    stop all wars stop the violence

  3. Manila says:

    Her genealogy has been updated. So, please add that she is the daughter of Isoko (Yasuda) and Eisuke Ono. She was also married to Toshi Ichiyanagi and Anthony Cox.

    Yoko’s maternal grandfather was Zensaburo Yasuda (the son of Yasuda Zenjirō).

  4. cwm85 says:

    I always felt she acts very strange.

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