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Mie Araki


Mie Araki is a graphic and textile designer, as well as an author and illustrator of picture books. 


She earned her degree in graphic design from Shukugawa Gakuin Junior College. She has worked at a graphic design company and a children's clothing company. 

Now she works as a freelance.


As an illustrator, she specializes in woodcut prints and has published picture books in Japan, the U. S. and Korea.


She was born in Japan and has been living in the U.S. since 2000. 


"The Magic Toolbox"  Chronicle Books(U.S.A.)

"The Magic Toolbox" Kousei Shuppan (Japan)

"The Perfect Tail" Chronicle Books(U.S.A.)

"Kitten's Big Adventure" Gulliver Books Harcourt (U.S.A.)

"Let's Play Whitey" Gakken (Japan)

"Let's Play Whitey" Bandon House (Korea)



illy City Mug (Desall) First to Sixth Prizes –Italy

The Original Art 2003 - Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration –New York, N.Y.

Bologna Illustrators of Children’s Books 2000 –Bologna, Italy   

Picture Book Contest 1997 (Alice Kan) First Prize -Hyogo, Japan 

Picture Book Exhibit 1992 (Hyogo Art Center) First Prize -Hyogo, Japan

Doga Grand Prix 1985 (Kodansha) Selected –Tokyo, Japan

Nishinomiya City Exhibition 1983 Mayer Award -Hyogo, Japan




The Original Art 2003 - Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration

  -Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators –New York, N.Y.

Bologna Illustrators of Children’s Books 2000

  -Mostra Degli Illustratori –Bologna, Italy

  -Northern University –Chicago, IL

  -Itabashi Art Museum –Tokyo, Japan

  -Otani Memorial Art Museum –Hyogo, Japan

  -Kawana Museum of Takahama City –Takahama, Japan

  -Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum –Ishikawa, Japan

  -Taipei -Taipei, China

Doga Grand Prix 1992

  -Sunpal Gallery –Kobe, Japan

Doga Grand Prix 1985

  -Kodansha –Tokyo, Japan


Solo and Group Exhibitions 

  -Kaleisia -Tampa, FL

  -Gallery SHO –Hyogo, Japan

  -Miura Post Office –Kanagawa, Japan

  -Ichinomiya Culture Hall –Hyogo, Japan

  -Shintetsu Gallery –Hyogo, Japan

  -Taiyo Kobe Bank –Hyogo, Japan

  -Gallery Choya –Hyogo, Japan

  -Gallery View –Osaka, Japan

  -Gallery Hiramatsu –Osaka, Japan


Book Signing 


Books & Co –Beavercreek, OH

Barnes and Noble –Kettering, OH




Orlando Hoshuko (Japanese School) –Orland, FL

Tampa Palms Elementary School –Tampa FL,

Waynesville Elementary School –Waynesville, OH

The Mary L Cook Public Library –Waynesville, OH

Washington-Centerville Public Library –Centerville, OH

Englewood Elementary School –Englewood, OH


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