Yoko Fujimoto joined "Sado no Kuni Ondekoza" in 1976 and went on to become one of the founding members of Kodo in 1981. After three years as a performer, she stepped down from the stage to edit the monthly Japanese language newsletter and act as an instructor to the apprentices. In 1989 she began to sing again and has been Kodo's principal vocalist ever since. Apart from Kodo concerts, she performs in the female song-and-dance trio "Hanayui" and holds concerts and drum-and-song workshops with her husband Yoshikazu Fujimoto. She also conducts "Voice Circle" workshops, one of her self-proclaimed “life works.” In 2008, her first solo album "morisa komorisa" was released. She became a Kodo Distinguished Member in 2012 and began producing her own solo projects in 2013.