Born in 1949 in Tokyo. Illustrator and animator. Tamura expresses poetic and fantastic worlds through his picture books, animated cartoons, motion pictures and CDs. His pictures, which use a variety of different mediums such as watercolours, coloured pencils, graphics and photographs are loved by many, he is the recipient of many children’s book awards and animation prizes in Japan. His illustrations have recently been used for the covers of monthly magazines and he works in an increasing number of fields.
www.tamurashigeru.com/ (Japanese only)