Yaeko grew up in the countryside surrounded by mountains in the center of Hokkaido, Japan. She used to play catching fishes when she was little. Being in nature, she learned that nature is beautiful, yet it could be harsh sometimes as well. Her paintings reflect her experience deeply, and she tends to use spirits and dragons as motifs. Also when she paints kimonos as a motif, she tries to express the passion of the creator in her painting as well.
For the material, she uses mineral pigment which is usually used in Japanese style painting, Nihonga. It is a beautiful painting of colored rock crushed into small particles, and she uses them by dissolving in the water to paint. Because the color of this painting is phenomenal, she tries to make use of the beauty of the color.