Yoko Ono was born on February 18, 1933. She was the oldest of three children in an aristocratic family, and her parents were named Isoko and Eisuke Ono. In her early years, the Ono family moved frequently between Japan and the United States. After living in San Francisco for four years, Ono was enrolled at the Elite Peers school in Tokyo, only to move again to New York in 1940. One year later, the Ono family was transferred to Hanoi, Japan, right before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Her family stayed in Tokyo for the rest of WWII, living through the intense fire bombings of 1945. At 18 years old, Ono came back to New York, where she studied for a short time at Sarah Lawrence College before leaving to pursue art.