Yasutake Ikeshiro
Yasutake Ikeshiro

  • illustration
  • painting
  • advertisement planning
  • Graphic design
  • package design
  • fashion
Craftsmanship passed on to future generations by continuing to strive toward learning new things from the past.
I began making silk screen woodblock prints, drawing inspiration from the poet Baku Yamanokuchi. At present, his works are expanding across a wide range from silk screen woodblock prints centered on themes of scenery from the Yaeyama region, plants and animals, and culture, to the areas of apparel and graphics. He has had many opportunities to learn from traditional culture, such as old landscape photographs and folklore from Ishigaki-shima, and he hopes to continue striving toward creative activities that bring forth new culture while preserving such history.


Born in 1980 in Ishigaki City. He graduated from the School of Law and Literature at the University of the Ryukyus before studying abroad in London. After traveling to several other countries around the world, he returned to his native Ishigaki where he founded the company Ichigusuku Mode. In 2012 and 2013, he won consecutive awards in the woodblock print division of the Okiten art show.

Works of Yasutake Ikeshiro