Yachiyo Naito is a contemporary printmaker know for her etchings. Born in Tokyo in 1942, Naito attended Nihon University College of Fine Art. There she studied oil painting, graduating in 1964, yet turned to printmaking following college. She began exhibiting with the Japan Print Association in 1971. Cats serve as a favorite subject in her delicately intricate etchings. She has participated in exhibitions in Japan, Spain and the United States.