Keizaburo Tejima

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Keizaburō Tejima (手島 圭三郎)
Hokkaido, Japan
Notable worksFox's Dream
Owl Lake
Swan Sky

Keizaburō Tejima (手島 圭三郎, Tejima Keizaburō) (born 1935) is a Japanese artist and children's picture book author. He is known for his books and their illustrations. Tejima's illustrative technique is woodblock. Books he has written and illustrated include Fox's Dream, Owl Lake, Swan Sky and The Bear's Autumn.


  • Fiera di Bolognia Graphic Prize (special mention), 1986
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Books, 1987
  • ALA Notable Book, 1987
  • Japan Prize for Outstanding Picture Books, 1983
  • ALA Notable Books, 1988
  • Swan Sky, NY Times Best Illustrated Books, 1988[2]


  1. ^ a b Schmidt, Gary D. (December 1990). "The Elemental Art of Keizaburo Tejima" (PDF). The Lion and the Unicorn. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 14 (2): 77–91. doi:10.1353/uni.0.0306. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  2. ^ a b Lim, Yee-Joo (2007-09-28). Award-Winning Asian and Asian American Illustrators:An Analysis of American Picture Books. Naples Art Association Symposium, Awarding Pictures: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration. Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2013-10-12.