Mitsuo Shindō

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Mitsuo Shindō
Born1948 (1948)
Died (aged 74)
Occupation(s)Art director, film director, music video director

Mitsuo Shindō (信藤 三雄, Shindō Mitsuo, 1948 – 10 February 2023) was a Japanese art director, photographer, film director and producer, music video director and calligraphist.

Shindō designed over 1000 albums and single cover art for artists including Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yumi Matsutoya, Pizzicato Five, Mr. Children, Misia, Hikaru Utada and Glay.[1] He was also a frequent collaborator with Mr. Children and Misia, for whom he has directed several music videos.

In 2010, Shindō became a board member of Mudef, a foundation established by Misia and Rhythmedia CEO Hiroto Tanigawa.[2]

Shindō died from stomach cancer on 10 February 2023, at the age of 75.[3]


  • CTPP no Design (1996)
  • Zoku CTPP no Design Zecchōhen (2002)
  • Bonnō Girls Shashinshū (2005)
  • Otoko wa Sore o Gaman Dekinai After Hours Taidanshū (2006)


  1. ^ "信藤三雄 インタビュー ミュージックジャケットギャラリー2011". Music Jacket Gallery. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "mudef – Music Design Foundation". Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  3. ^ アートディレクターの信藤三雄さんが胃がんで死去 ミスチル、サザンなど多くのジャケットデザイン手がけ (in Japanese)

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