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mirocomachiko is a painter and picture book artist born in Osaka Prefecture in 1981. Her vivid depictions of real-life creatures have been exhibited both in Japan and abroad. She has released numerous books and received many prizes. At the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), her Ore to kiiro (Yellow and I: WAVE Publishers) received a Golden Apple award (2015), and her Kemono no nioi ga shite kita zo (Beasts Smelling: Iwasaki Shoten) won a Plaque award (2017). In 2018 she received the Iwaya Sazanami Literary Award. mirocomachiko also creates illustrations for books, CD jackets, posters, etc. Her “Creatures are My Mirror” exhibition is currently on tour at art museums around Japan.