First Snow at Jigokudani Riso Art A3 Print


  • This four-colour riso print has been inspired by traditional shin-hanga woodblock printing and would be a perfect memory of a hike to Jigokudani to see these gorgeous and cheeky creatures.
  • Printed in Glasgow, the UK by the acclaimed Risotto print studio. Each print is A3 size (297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 in) and is printed on 100% recycled and FSC® Recycled certified Cyclus paper.
  • Each print is signed with a traditional Japanese red ‘Hanko’ artist stamp.
  • Prints are packaged in cello bags with rigid cardboard inserts and shipped in flat mailers.
  • Please note that frames are not included.
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Jigokudani (地獄谷), or Hell Valley, is located in Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture, and is world-renowned for its large population of Japanese snow monkeys. Each morning, these mischievous macaques travel down from the mountains to bathe in the steamy natural hot springs before heading back into the safety of the forests at night.

Geri’s travel tip: If you want a really special experience, book yourself a stay at the family-run “Korakukan” ryokan, featured in the background of this print. The monkeys take over the inn’s outdoor onsen, too, and where else can you brush your teeth while watching monkeys groom each other on the rooftops?

What is a riso print?

These prints use risograph technology, a method of printing developed in Japan in the mid-1980s. It can be described as a mix between screenprinting and photocopying. The risograph process produces prints with extremely vibrant, crisp inks. Sometimes these inks overlap during the printing process to create interesting and unique details—these slight variations and colour shifts are part of the charm of riso, adding character and a handmade feel to the art. These soy-based inks also have a lower environmental impact.

Please note: Riso soy ink is similar to newspaper printing in that they never get fully absorbed into the paper, so take care not to handle the print or touch the ink directly to avoid any risk of smudging.

Geri Draws

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Hello, everyone! My name is Geri Coady—I’m an illustrator and designer with a passion for Japanese travel, food, and culture. Seven years ago I worked as an art director in a Canadian advertising agency, but for the past six years I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator in Nottingham, England, with clients located around the globe.

My other interests include photography, coffee culture, and running. I study Japanese daily to work toward my goal of being fluent. In February of 2017, I appeared in the TV Tokyo program 「世界!ニッポン行きたい人応援団」also known as “Who Wants to Come to Japan?” in English. You can read more about my experience filming for Japanese TV on my blog post.

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