Yaemi Shigyo

About Yaemi Shigyo

Dokudami (detail)

Dokudami (detail)

Drypoint etching by Yaemi Shigyo

Yaemi Shigyo is from Saga Prefecture. She graduated from Kyushu Zokei Art College, and worked as a graphic designer in Fukuoka. From 1994 to 2000 she lived in Vancouver, Canada, and completed courses in computer-assisted graphic design and English as a second language. She started to work with Chris Ryal in 1998. Since then she has designed a wide range of articles and publications including opera programmes, magazines, postcards, and illustrations. Her hobbies include gardening and reading.

Yaemi started to study drypoint etching in 2012. She has participated in many group exhibitions as well as solo shows of her works.


July 22 to 28, 2019Group exhibition at Acros Fukuoka (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
February 25 to March 17, 2019Group exhibition at Fukuoka City Higashi Library (Higashi-ku, Fukuoka)
March 13 to 31, 2018Solo exhibition at Gallery Cafe Taste Five (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
December 19 to 24, 2017Group exhibition at Yamamoto Bumpodo Gallery (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
March 19 to 31, 2017Group exhibition at Dazaifu Iki Iki Joho Center (Dazaifu)
October 31 to November 6, 2016Group exhibition at Acros Fukuoka (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
April 1 to 30, 2016Group exhibition at Japanese Cafe SUMI (Minami-ku, Fukuoka)
July 13 to 19, 2015‘I love cats’ art exhibition at Gallery Kaze (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
May 19 to 24, 2015Group exhibition at Yamamoto Bumpodo Gallery (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
April 22 to 27, 2014Group exhibition at Yamamoto Bumpodo Gallery (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
February 5 to 10, 2013 Group exhibition at Yamamoto Bumpodo Gallery (Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)

Most recent works

Ame-no-Uzume, dancing in front of Ama-no-iwato (drypoint etching by Yaemi Shigyo)
Gathering of Sun Gods (drypoint etching by Yaemi Shigyo)
Three-Legged Prophetic Beast of Higo (drypoint etching by Yaemi Shigyo)
Taotie (drypoint etching by Yaemi Shigyo)

Recent blog posts

We had termites!

For us, like everyone else, 2020 has been a very challenging year, and we feel a bit sheepish to lay claim to woes of our own. But last month we added another entry to our list of troubles. We discovered we had termites.

We made yokai series postcards!

Everyone is having a hard time with coronavirus, and I wondered if there was anything we could do. Now we thought it would be nice to have a series of postcards we could offer using drypoint etchings as a base.


When we reviewed the history of our website, we noticed that ‘yellow stuff from my nose’ was one of the most popular Google search terms for people accessing our blog. Lots of people seem to look for information about sinusitis! We decided to bring this content back because it might be helpful, or reassuring, or just entertaining.