Born in Tokyo in 1986, Aya Yamamoto has lived in Milan since she was 5 years old and since then, she has loved and appreciated the cuisine of both of the countries where she grew up. After attending university in London and living in the British capital for 11 years, working in the world of marketing, she returned to Milan. It was here that, together with her mother, she created Gastronomia Yamamoto, with the idea of using food to tell the story of Japan's culture as you might encounter it when walking aimlessly through the streets of Tokyo, browsing the shelves of a supermarket, or going to a Japanese family's home. She started collaborating with Yocci in 2019, contributing some of her recipes to the book Yocci’s Menu. A notebook of Japanese recipes.