Geri Draws Japan

Biography

I’m Geri Coady, a Canadian illustrator and designer based in the UK. In 2017 I decided to start my business, Geri Draws Japan, as a way to share my never ending love for Japanese culture with other like-minded Japanophiles!

I create original art prints, enamel pins, keychains, greeting cards, stationery, stickers and much more. Lately, my most popular items are my riso Japanese hiragana and katakana chart prints, which are perfect for anyone who would like to get started with learning Japanese.

In September 2019 I completed an artist residency in Tokyo which culminated in a solo illustration exhibition. The exhibition, “Defying Tradition: Japanese Women Who Changed the World” featured thirty influential women in both ancient and modern times. From Murasaki Shikibu, the world’s first novelist, and Komako Kimura, a prominent early 1900s suffragist, to pop culture star Naomi Watanabe, who is rapidly changing the perception of body image in Japan and beyond—my goal was to highlight these important women for the ways they have shaped and will continue to shape their country. I’m excited to be able to offer these limited-edition prints for sale to customers at Hyper Japan, so be sure to come say hi!