Yoshimura, Wendy

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Yoshimura, Wendy Gender: F
Wendy Masako Yoshimura
born on 17 January 1943 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Manzanar, California, 36n44, 118w05
Timezone PWT h7w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°27' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°57 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°15'

Wendy Yoshimura (1976)
photo: Nancy Wong, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American artist and political activist, Patty Hearst's underground companion. Born in a California Internment camp during WW II, she grew up a feminist, though her art was non-political. She lived in Japan from the time she was three, 1946-1956, and spoke no English when her folks returned to California.

In 1969 she became an active radical, making a trip to Cuba in 1970 and renting a garage in Berkeley in August 1971. With an investigation on 30 March 1972, the police found bombs and weapons there. Her boyfriend was arrested and she went underground; she was indicted in absentia by the Grand Jury.

On 18 September 1975, Yoshimura was captured along with Patty Hearst in San Francisco, accompanied by big media coverage. Her family and friends paid her bail and legal defense. The trial began on 29 November 1976. She was convicted on three felony counts including possession of a machine gun and explosives, and was given 1-15 years when her last appeals failed. She was paroled on 25 August 1980.

She gave an exhibition of her art in San Francisco on 12 December 1981.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Hearst, Patty (born 20 February 1954). Notes: Arrested together


  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 1969 (Became radical activist)
  • Social : Begin Travel 1970 (Trip to Cuba)
  • Social : Secret activity 30 March 1972 (Investigation, weapons found)
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  • Crime : Kidnap Perpetration February 1974 (Kidnapped Hearst)
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  • Crime : Arrest 18 September 1975 in San Francisco (member of Symbionese Liberation Army)
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  • Crime : Arrest 18 September 1975 (Captured with Patty Hearst)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 3 July 1979 (Imprisoned on felonies)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 25 August 1980 (Paroled)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released December 1981 (Art exhibit)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher collection; Contemporary American Horoscopes


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Still life watercolor painter)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Political activist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist (Feminist)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Media coverage, SLA, Hearst kidnapping)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women