Born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1991. Currently enrolled in the master’s course of the Inter-media Art Department of Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School. Studied at Tama Art University after graduating from Kyoto City Dohda Senior High School of Arts. Yanagi’s performance works create a space combining a variety of media around an axis of creative expression concerned with the body and time of life, and pose questions to contemporary society. In recent years his genre-crossing activities have included performing as a dancer in Live Bone (2013), created by Kaiji Moriyama, Kozue Hibino and Kohske Kawase; and serving as assistant director with chelfitsch Theater Company.