Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

Vintage Japanese Classics 5 book series announced

Dreams really do come true, sometimes! UK publisher Penguin Vintage just announced the release of five book series of Japanese classics.
As a book nerd, and especially a big Haruki Murakami fan, this was truly a dream project that I didn’t know existed till it came my way. This series consists of: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima, The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki, The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa, and Out┬áby Natsuo Kirino.
I will post all the images soon, but for now, you can read more about the each book and place pre-orders through the publisher’s website.