158 results for Category: Illustrators
  • Hiroshi Abe

    Hiroshi Abe あべ弘士

    Hiroshi Abe  (1948–) was born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where he worked as a zookeeper from 1972 to 1995 before becoming a freelance children's book author. His drawings depict subtle nuances of expression and movement … Details

  • Mayumi Abe

    Mayumi Abe 阿部真由美

    Mayumi Abe (1958–) is a graduate of Kuwasawa Design School, and works as an illustrator for books, magazines, and PR publications. Among the books she has illustrated are Wagashi no hon (Wagashi—Japanese Confectioneries), … Details

  • Nami Adachi

    Nami Adachi あだちなみ

    Nami Adachi (1974–) was born in Gifu Prefecture and graduated from Tama Art University with a degree in graphic design. She worked for a toymaker before launching a career as a picture-book artist … Details

  • Keiko Ajito

    Keiko Ajito 味戸ケイコ

    Keiko Ajito was born in Hakodate, Hokkaido and graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Known for her gentle, dreamy portrayals of young girls, she has illustrated such picture books as Ano ko ga mieru (I … Details

  • Suekichi Akaba

    Suekichi Akaba 赤羽末吉

    Suekichi Akaba (1910–1990) was born in Tokyo and worked as both an author and illustrator of picture books, and also as a stage designer. For his work as an illustrator, he received separate … Details

  • Ai Akikusa

    Ai Akikusa あきくさあい

    Ai Akikusa (1975–) graduated from Tama Art University with a degree in graphic design. Following a stint at a design agency, she now works independently as an illustrator, picture-book author, and sculptor. Picture … Details

  • Mitsumasa Anno

    Mitsumasa Anno 安野光雅

    Mitsumasa Anno (1926–) was born in Shimane Prefecture, and dreamed of becoming an artist from the time he was a young boy. He graduated from Yamaguchi Normal School (now the Faculty of Education … Details

  • Kenji Araga

    Kenji Araga 荒賀賢二

    Kenji Araga (1973–) is a freelance illustrator of picture and story books for children. His works include Denki ga ichiban wakaru hon (The Best Book of Electricity) and Seiji kantan kaisetsu (Politics Made … Details

  • Ryōji Arai

    Ryōji Arai 荒井良二

    Ryōji Arai (1956–) was born in Yamagata Prefecture and graduated from Nihon University with a degree in art. He took the Japanese picture-book world by storm during the 1990s. He received the Shogakukan … Details

  • Maki Arai

    Maki Arai 荒井真紀

    Maki Arai (1965–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Faculty of Buddhism at Komazawa University. When she was 16, she began studying under leading Japanese plant artist Chikabo Kumada (1911–2009), and … Details

  • Mohamed Charinda

    Mohamed Charinda モハメッド・チャリンダ

    Mohamed Charinda (1947–) was born in Nakpanya village in southern Tanzania. He has been painting in the Tingatinga style originated by Tanzanian painter Edward Tingatinga (1932–72) since 1975, and is known for his … Details

  • Shinta Chō

    Shinta Chō 長新太

    Shinta Chō (1927–2005) was a native of Tokyo and landed a job at the Tokyo Nichi Nichi newspaper by winning a cartoon contest in 1948. The following year he made his debut as … Details

  • Iku Dekune

    Iku Dekune 出久根育

    Iku Dekune  (1969–) was born in Tokyo and studied printmaking at Musashino Art University. In addition to writing and illustrating children’s books, she is well known as a copperplate artist. She won a place … Details

  • Dolly

    Dolly ドーリー

    Dolly (1986–) was born in Osaka and graduated from Kyoto Seika University. She works as an illustrator and manga artist, and also as a cut-paper artist. Picture books she has provided the artwork … Details

  • Michiko Egashira

    Michiko Egashira えがしらみちこ

    Michiko Egashira (1978–) was born in Fukuoka Prefecture and graduated from Kumamoto University with a degree in education. Her solo picture books include Amefuri sanpo (A Walk in the Rain), San san sanpo … Details

  • Iwao Fukuda

    Iwao Fukuda ふくだいわお

    Iwao Fukuda (1950–) was born in Okayama Prefecture. He is a picture book author and children’s book illustrator who has garnered many fans for his simple but warmhearted artwork. He won the Japan … Details

  • Nana Furiya

    Nana Furiya 降矢なな

    Nana Furiya (1961–) is a native of Tokyo, but has made her home in Slovakia since going there to study lithography at the Bratislava University of Art in 1992. Two picture books she … Details

  • Eigoro Futamata

    Eigoro Futamata 二俣 英五郎

    Eigoro Futamata is a native of Otaru, Hokkaido. His drawing style appears simple, but every detail is carefully designed to give readers a visceral sense of the emotions and actions of the characters he portrays. … Details

  • Yuka Hamano

    Yuka Hamano はまのゆか

    Yuka Hamano (1979–) was born in Osaka and graduated from Kyōto Seika University with a major in manga studies. Now a picture-book author and illustrator, she made her debut while still a student … Details

  • Takehide Harada

    Takehide Harada はらだたけひで

    Takehide Harada (1954–) was born in Tokyo and works as a picture-book author. He won the Sankei Children's Book Award in 1989 for Pashuraru sensei (Mister Pacheral), and in 1992 he received the … Details