"An American Artist in Tokyo is an important addition to the growing literatuer on artistic relations between Japan and the United States in the dramatic years between 1935 and 1975. Handsomely designed, lavishly illustrated, and clearly written, this biography presents an individual whose complex relations with Japan give an individual face to a number of critical issues in American political and cultural policies. If this book refuses to place Blakemore within the usual academic formula of cultural analysis, it may well be because Blakemore not only resists classification but actively threatens many cherished assumptions."
"Author Michiyo Morioka. . . blends her subject's work with solid and detailed biography. . . .Blakemore's story, a story of Western and Eastern, life and art caught up inextricably, deserves study."
-Northwest Asian Weekly
"This publication accomplishes two important feats: it shines a light on an artist who does not make it into any of the traditional bibliographical indexes, and, perhaps more important, it opens a window into the art world of pre- and postwar Japan as seen through the eyes of an expatriate immersed in the culture."
"This book . . . introduc[es] the adventures of this remarkable American artist. Recommended for those who love Japan and travel."
"An extraordinary book about an extraordinary artist. . . handsomely produced, well researched, and lavishly illustrated."
"A handsomely packaged retrospective of work."