Yaemi Shigyo

About Yaemi Shigyo

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.

Exhibitions

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

Junishi no Kemono
Umidebito
Alie
Yamawaro postcard (front)

Recent blog posts

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.

Sinusitis!

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.

Why Nishigawa Kobo?

Some people might have noticed that we gave the name ‘Nishigawa Kobo’ to our (Chris Ryal and Yaemi Shigyo) project. We guess this is not a stylish sounding name, but people sometimes ask us why we are called Nishigawa Kobo. Of course, sadly, many people don’t care about our name at all…