Shigeru Yokota presented his first exhibition of contemporary art at the Gadoto Gallery in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, in 1976. The show included works by Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and Roy Lichtenstein. Shigeru Yokota has been exhibiting Japanese, European and American contemporary art at this location for over twelve years.
In 1989, Shigeru Yokota moved to Minato-ku to found the Shigeru Yokota Gallery in a large space at a former warehouse close to Tokyo Harbor.
The Shigeru Yokota Gallery focuses on historically relevant work by diverse and distinctive Japanese, European and American artists of different generations.