Judith Patt--now retired from teaching Japanese and Southeast Asian art history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia--received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Stanford University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She coauthored, with Barry Till and Michiko Warkentye, The Kimono of the Geisha-Diva Ichimaru, also published by Pomegranate.
Michiko Warkentyne (nee Sasaoka) was born and raised in Japan, where she studied classical Japanese as well as English. After graduating from college in Tokyo, she came to Canada. She received her B.A. in Honors English Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario and then traveled around the globe twice. Finally, she settled down with her family in Victoria, Canada, where she taught Japanese at the University of Victoria for many years.
Barry Till is the curator of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, and the author of Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement of Japan, Japan Awakens: Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and 47 Ronin: A Story of Samurai Loyalty and Courage, all published by Pomegranate.