He received several awards including the John Kobal Award (2015), the first Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund Award (2013), the Grand Prize from 1_WALL Photo Competition (2010); and received an Honorable Mention from the 31st Canon New Cosmos of Photography (2008). In 2015, his work was selected to exhibit in a group exhibition “Another Language: 8 Japanese Photographers” curated by Simon Baker in the Rencontres d’Arles.
Yokota's photobooks and prints
He has had several publications including Color Photographs (Harper’s Books, 2015) and CORPUS (artbeat publishers, 2014). Yokota publishes books rather frequently, he works with different publishing houses in Japan (Art Beat Publishers, Newfave), in Europe (Akina Books, Alauda Publications) and in the United States (Harper's Books, Session Press).
Yokota’s work is collected by Foam Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland.
Yokota is a member of the international artists collective AM projects and the Japanese photographer collective mp1.jp.
Bibliography: Photo books / monographs already published
2015 Abstracts «AM projecs» / Adad books,
2014 Linger «Teikai» / Akina books,
2013 Compilation Tokyo "Various Artist", Goliga et Self Publish, Be Happy,
Common People "Various Artist",Bronze Age Edition 2013,
Release In The Fall Of 2013?Site/Cloud, Artbeat Publishers,
Untitled, Goliga Books,
Vertigo, Newfave Books,
2012 Back Yard, Self Published,
Site, Self Published,
Nocturnes "AM Projects", Dienacht Publishing,
Mono "Various Artist", Gomma Magazine,
2011 MP1/ Expanded Retina "Artist’s Book", Bamba Books,
2010 Water Side, Self Published