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‘In The Dining Room’ Greeting Card By Ayako Akai


Introducing the enchanting Greeting Card by Ayako Akai, an exquisite piece of art that brings joy and whimsy to any occasion. Created by the talented illustrator and painter Ayako Akai, this greeting card is a perfect blend of cultural influences and artistic expression. Inspired by her rich childhood memories and the captivating picture books of her youth, each card features Ayako’s signature style, a harmonious mix of delicate Japanese aesthetics and the playful charm of Vietnamese illustration.


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Ayako Akai

Ayako Akai, an accomplished illustrator and painter, brings a unique blend of cultural influences to her work. Born in Japan and spending five formative years in New Jersey, USA, Ayako’s artistic style is deeply inspired by her childhood memories and the picture books she adored in America. Currently based in Hanoi, Vietnam, she continues to captivate audiences with her evocative and nostalgic illustrations. Ayako’s educational journey began at Keio University, where she cultivated her foundational skills. She further honed her artistic talents at the Kuwasawa Design School, a prestigious institution known for fostering creative excellence.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2023: The 226th The Choice, Prize
  • 2021: The 220th The Choice, Prize
  • 2021: Oshima International Handmade Picture Book Contest, Prize
  • 2016: Japan Book Design Award, Prize
  • 2015: Tokyo Book Jacket Illustration Competition, Prize
  • 2014: Tokyo Book Jacket Illustration Competition, Prize
  • 2012: Tokyo Book Jacket Illustration Competition, Prize
  • 2012: Japan Douga Award, Prize

Ayako’s work is celebrated for its delicate interplay of nostalgia and modernity, seamlessly blending her Japanese heritage with the whimsical charm of American picture books. Her accolades, including multiple awards in prestigious competitions, reflect her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft. Now residing in Hanoi, Ayako Akai continues to explore new artistic horizons, enriching the world of illustration with her unique perspective and heartfelt creations.


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