Small color are duo of Yusuke Onishi and Rie Yoshihara based in Yokohama, Japan. They create bright and emotional alternative pop music based on the guitar and voice with such nostalgic accents as the accordion, toy piano and the organ. Despite the heavy emphasis on acoustic instruments Small Color do not shy away from adding electronics to the warm sound palatte.
Onishi is a sound artist, composer and guitarist and the primary producer for Small Color. Yoshihara is an accomplished accordion player and instructor. In Small Color she is responsible for the vocals, atmospheres and art direction. Yoshihara also records under the name Trico! and has released two solo albums for the Flyrec label in japan.
In addition to music Yoshihara is a photographer and known cook. She will release a cookbook in 2010.