Born in Shizuoka in 1986. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design in 2008, after which he joined Hakuhodo in 2009. Affiliated with SIX since 2014. Major awards include Tokyo ADC, JAGDA New Designer Award, D&AD, NY ADC and ONE SHOW.



“The New Animal Caricatures”, the exhibition

Jun 2023

The exhibition was held at Graf porch in Osaka, a gallery owned by the furniture brand Graf. Among other works, Yago exhibited washi prints and works layering original drawings and prints. The exhibition questioned what “original” and “copy” means, while attempting to explore the fine line between art and design.

The New Animal Caricatures

Jun 2023

“The New Animal Caricatures” were born out of “A Bird of Useless Elegance”, with the artist continuing to explore the theme of weakness. The series started with an image of an old peacock and evolved into a number of images of animals and mythical creatures, all continuing to explore what being weak really means.