Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

nice to see those books on the shelves.

I was just at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Bryant Park in NY. Kinokuniya is one of, if not the, biggest Japanese bookstore chains in Japan and abroad.I especially like this location. They have tons of imported books from Japan as well as big selection of both Japanese and non-Japanese art/design books, fiction, etc.

I took these two photos because I got excited to see two of the books I illustrated the cover for, were displayed on the shelves cover side out. No, I didn’t rearrange this way just to take photos. How nice of them.
You can see the illustrations in details here and here


In past, they have displayed Moribito books on their store-window (photo below).
You can see the illustrations in details here and here.

This was also the store I first bought my drawing brush which I have been using now for years. Also, this is where I stop by when I am on the way to a foreign business trip and have to bring some small presents (which is exactly what I did yesterday).
When you are in New York, you should go visit this fun-filled shop.