‘In The Dining Room’ Print By Ayako Akai


Introduce the enchanting world of Ayako Akai into your home with her exquisite art prints. Renowned for her unique blend of Japanese heritage and whimsical charm, Ayako’s prints are perfect for adding a touch of beauty and elegance to any space.

Ayako Akai’s art prints are a celebration of intricate details and vibrant storytelling. Each print is meticulously reproduced from her original illustrations, capturing the delicate interplay of nostalgia and modernity that defines her work. Perfect for art lovers and collectors, these prints bring the enchanting essence of Ayako’s artistic vision into your living space.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your home decor, brighten up your office, or find a thoughtful gift for a loved one, Ayako Akai’s art prints are a timeless choice. Each piece radiates warmth, creativity, and a deep appreciation for the beauty of everyday life.




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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.


crane, geometric grey, neutrals