Miura, Taro 1968–

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Miura, Taro 1968–


Born 1968, in Aichi, Japan. Education: Osaka University of Arts, degree (silk screen), 1991.


Home—Japan. E-mail—[email protected].


Illustrator and author of children's books. Exhibitions: Works exhibited throughout Japan and at Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, beginning 2001.

Awards, Honors

Exhibition of Japanese Illustration Award, 1990; Nippon Graphic Exhibition Sponsor's Prize, 1990; Chanel Christmas Card Exhibition winner, 1992; Choice award, 2002.



Je Suis …, Joie de Lire (Geneva, Switzerland), 2004.

Ton, Edizioni Corraini (Italy), 2004, English translation, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 2006.

Arnesi/Tools, Edizioni Corraini (Italy), 2005, English translation published as Tools, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 2006.

Kuttuita, Kogumasha (Tokyo, Japan), 2005.

Bokuwamaru, Bronze Publishing (Japan), 2006.

Bokuwasankaku, Bronze Publishing (Japan), 2006.

Des jours pas comme je autres, Joie de Lire (Geneva, Switzerland), 2006.

Erase 21 veces caperucita roja, Media Vaca (Madrid, Spain), 2006.

Tokio, Media Vaca (Madrid, Spain), 2006.

Also illustrator of covers for Japanese text books.

Author's work have been translated into French, Spanish, and Korean.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, November 1, 2006, Carolyn Phelan, review of Tools, p. 57.

Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2006, review of Ton, p. 521; August 1, 2006, review of Tools, p. 793.

Publishers Weekly, May 15, 2006, review of Ton, p. 70.

School Library Journal, September, 2006, Kristine M. Casper, review of Ton, p. 194; October, 2006, Martha Simpson, review of Tools, p. 120.


Taro Miura Home Page,http://www.taromiura.com (July 17, 2007).