This site is to introduce the works of KINOTORIKO, an illustrator/picture book writer.

Picture Books

Here are the lists of picture-book I made; published (with ISBN code)/ self-published/ unpublished(prototype)/ the books in collaboration with other authors.


This is the gallery of my illustrations, categorized mainly by the techniques; watercolor paintings/ line-drawings/ mazes & puzzles, one-stroke drawings/ 3D works etc.

about me

My profile(career summary) and the list of exhibitions in chronological order.


  • Exhibition in the Bookstore
    In the month of July, my solo-exhibition is held in the bookstore BOOK HOUSE CAFE (Jimbocho, Tokyo). It's called Mini-Monthly Gallery, a little apace along the wall, but with 10 new hand-painted works and books (in print and out of print, too) and zines. The theme of painted works are "staring eyes" of animals.
  • for the New Year 2023
    Hoping the world becomes a better place to live in.
  • A Lecture on Onomatopoeia
    On 27 October, I had an opportunity to talk on onomatopoeia at Shimokitazawa Seitoku senior high school. 2 periods(100 minutes) are allotted for this special lecture, for the students (and teachers) of Global Education Course. As I am not a researcher on onomatopoeia nor a linguist, my lecture was focused on "the international understanding" making … Read more
  • Some updates......
    Now, after 2 months from the launch (of this site), some parts of "picture books", "illustrations" are uploaded/updated, and also " about me". Please take a look (^^)
  • Hello, again!
    Here, the English version of Studio Kinotoriko is now released! As the old version of the site was recently initialized by accident(!), it is now under "reconstruction". Meanwhile, please refer also to the site in Japanese language (in progress a bit ahead) or, "Illustration File Web".