Yohei's mother claims her son's personality changed after he began studying kabuki. "He used to be a really shy," she recalls. "But now he doesn't hesitate to say what's on his mind in front of other people. Performing on stage probably boosted his confidence."
Yohei also plays the Chichibu daiko and is a member of the basketball team at school. He says his favorite school subject is science. A peek in his room reveals a large collection of stamps and coins, which he says he inherited from his father. He also likes collecting Pepsi bottle caps and manga.