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Book Fairs, Festivals, Conferences

Tokyo International Book Fair is held annually in July at Tokyo Big Site 

Asian Festival of Children’s Content is held annually in spring in Singapore. 

Japan Writers Conference is held annually in the fall in a different Japan location each year

Asia and Oceania Regional IBBY Congress is held every two years in a different Asian country


 

Bookstores



Hokkaido 北海道

Kodomo Fukido こども富貴堂

Robanoko ろばのこ

Book House Little One ぶっくはうすりとるわん

Miyagi Prefecture 宮城県

Poran ポラン 4-4-4 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 〒980-0021 Tel: 022-265-1936

Yokotaya 横田や

Gunma Prefecture 群馬県

Hon no Ie 木の家

Chiba Prefecture 千葉県

Grimm グリム

Elf 会留府

Kinokuniya Nagareyama Otakanomori Store 紀伊国屋書店 流山おおたかの森店

Tokyo 東京都

Kyobunkan Narnia Bookstore 教文館 ナルニア国

Crayon House Tokyo クレヨンハウス東京

Chienokinomi ちえの木の実

Book House Jinbocho ブックハウス神保町

Popotame ブックギャラリーポポタム

Book & Café Ehon House 絵本の家

Tom’s Box トムズボックス

Orion Shobo Norute Store オリオン書房 ノルテ店

Aoyama Book Center 青山ブックセンター

Libro Ikebukuro Store リブロ池袋店

Maruzen Marunouchi Main Store 丸善 丸の内本店

Maruzen and Junkudo Ikebukuro Store ジュンク堂書店池袋店

Kanagawa Prefecture 神奈川県

Song Book Café ソングブック・カフェ

Tomodachi ともだち

Yochiyochiya よちよち屋

Syocaしょか

Shizuoka Prefecture 静岡県

Hyakuchomori 百町森

Pippo ピッポ

Fukui Prefeture 福井県

Jip Jip じっぷじっぷ本店

Gifu-ken 岐阜県

Ookinaki おおきな木

Tom no Niwa トムの庭

Aichi Prefecture 愛知県

Meruhen House メルヘンハウス

Cesta ツェスタ

Yumebunko Pikot 夢文庫ピコット

Little Bear リトルベア

Mie Prefecture 三重県

Merry Go Round Book Store メリーゴーラウンド

Shiga Prefecture 滋賀県

Ehon Club 絵本倶楽部

Kyoto  京都府

Keibunsha Ichijyo Store 恵文社一乗店

Wonderland ワンダーランド

Ehonkan えほん館

Osaka  大阪府

Crayon House Osaka クレヨンハウス大阪

Pennennenemu Green ペンネンネネム グリーン

MOE Garden Nanba Store MOEガーデン なんば店

Standard Bookstore スタンダード ブックストア

MOE Ehon Studio MOE絵本スタジオ

Hyogo Prefecture兵庫県

Hitsuji Shobo ひつじ書房房

Okayama Prefecture 岡山県

Kunpel くんぺる

Hiroshima Prefecture  広島県

Ehontenaburu えほんてなブル

Yamaguchi Prefecture 山口県

Kodomo no Hiroba こどもの広場

Kagawa Prefecture 香川県

U-fu ウーフ

Ehime Prefecture  愛媛県

Walnut Grove ウォルナットグローブ

Kochi Prefecture 高知県

Kokko-san コッコサン

Fukuoka Prefecture 福岡県

Hyomantei Himawari Kodomo 瓢鰻亭ひまわりこども

Karasuno Honya からすのほんや

Appuppu あっぷっぷ

Nagasaki Prefecture 長崎県

Douwakan 童話館

Miyazaki Prefecture 宮崎県

Morino Honyasan 森のほんやさん

Kumamoto Prefecture 熊本県

Taketonbo 竹とんぼ

Okinawa Prefecture沖縄県

Junkudo ジュンク堂

Tuttle Bookstoreタトルブックストア


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Rare & Used Children’s Books

Tokyo 東京都

Miwa Shobo

Ehonya-Rusuban -bansuru -kaisha

Dessin

Hyogo Prefecture  兵庫県

Fabulous OLD BOOK ファビュラス オールド ブック


Bookstores Online

Furu hon Umineko

Kid’s Books

Pavilion Books

Cedok Zakka Store チェドック ザッカ ストア

Asia Bookroom carries resources suitable for elementary through high school students with the aim of helping children of all ages engage with Asia.

Austral Ed is a book supplier that specializes in supplying books to international schools in Asia, Europe and the Middle East and publishes a newsletter and recommended book lists for particular topics such as Asia. If you publish a book in English that is set in Asia, send the information to Kate Shephard on this site!

The Asian Review of Books is an online publication specializing in books published in Asia and international titles of interest to readers in Asia.

Amazon Japan

ふぉりくろーる Folklore


Contests and Competitions

The Bologna Illustrators Exhibition is held each year in Bologna, Italy at the Bologna Book Fair. SCBWI member submission deadline is usually one month after the public deadline.

The Scholastic Asian Book Award is an award to recognize excellence in fiction in Asian stories for children.

The SingTel Asian Picture Book Award is an award presented to an illustrator and a writer for an outstanding unpublished picture book with a distinctly Asian theme.


Info on Writing and Illustrating

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is the international organization for writers, illustrators, editors and publishers of children’s literature. SCBWI Japan and other chapters such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and India are active in Asia.

The Society of Writers, Editors and Translators based in Tokyo, holds monthly events for people with an interest in writing, editing and translating in Japan.

The Purple Crayon is Harold Underdown’s site on writing, illustrating and publishing children’s books.

Author Mem Fox has a site with many helpful tips on writing picture books.

Writer’s Digest is an online guide for writers.

Poetry Foundation has a section on writing poetry for children and recommended poetry books for children


Museums, Galleries and Libraries

Hokkaido 北海道

Kenbuchimachi Picture Book Museum 剣淵町絵本の館

Yamagata Prefecture 山形県

Hirosuke Hamada Museum 浜田広介記念館

Iwate Prefecture 岩手県

Kenji Miyazawa Museum 宮沢賢治記念館

Toyama Prefecture 富山県

Oshima Museum of Picture Books 射水市大島絵本館

Tochigi Prefecture 栃木県

Nasu Teddy Bear Museum 那須テディベアーミュージアム

The Iwamura Kazuo Ehon-no-Oka Bijutsukan いわむらかずお絵本の丘美術館 is in Nasu City

Kanagawa Prefecture 神奈川県

The Little Prince Museum 星の王子さまミュージアム

Yo Shomei Museum 葉祥明美術館

Saitama Prefecture 埼玉県

Daito Bunka University Beatrix Potter Reference Library 大東文化大学 ビアトリクス・ポター資料館

Urawa Museum うらわ美術館

Gunma Prefecture 群馬県

F-ritz Art Center フリッツ・アートセンター

Tokyo 東京

The International Library of Children’s Literature 国立国会図書館 国際子ども図書館 in Ueno, Tokyo, provides internationally linked library services for children’s literature, has extensive collections of Japanese and overseas titles.

Tokyo Children’s Library 京子ども図書館

Itabashi Art Museum 板橋区立美術間 holds exhibits throughout the year including the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition each summer. See for details on exhibits and on the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Japanese.

Itabashi Bologna Children’s Picture Book Library いたばしボロニャ子ども絵本館

Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo ちひろ美術館東京 (練馬区下石神井)

Kyobunkan Narnia Bookstore 教文館 子どもの本のみせナルニア国

Crayon House Tokyo クレヨンハウス東京

Anne of Green Gables-Hanako Muraoka Bunko Library 赤毛のアン記念館・村岡花子文庫

Gallery Tom ギャラリーTOM

Ghibli Museum 三鷹の森ジブリ美術館

Yayoi Museum 弥生美術館

Biliken Shokai Gallery ビリケン商会

Pin Point Gallery ピンポイントギャラリー

Tom’s Box トムズ・ボックス

Tokyo Toy Museum 東京おもちゃ美術館

Yamanashi Prefecture 山梨県

Mori no Nakano Ehonkan 森の中の絵本館

Ehon Museum Kiyosato 絵本ミュージアム清里

Kuroi Ken Ehon House 黒井健絵本ハウス

Ehon no Ki Museum 絵本の樹美術館

Kunpei Story Book Museum くんぺい童話館

Kobuchizawa Picture Book Museum 小淵沢絵本館

Ehon Mura えほん村 in Kobuchizawa-machi.

Philia Museum フィリア美術館

Yabuuchi Masayuki Museum 薮内正幸美術館

Nagano Prefecture 長野県

Madarao Art Museum of Children Books 斑尾高原絵本美術館 • Musee Peynet ペイネ美術館 • The Karuizawa Museum of Picture Book 軽井沢絵本の森美術館 • Chisana Ehon Bijutsukan, Yatsugatake Museum 八ヶ岳小さな絵本美術館 • Chisana Ehon Bijutsukan, Okaya Museum 小さな絵本美術館 • Ilf Doga Museum イルフ童画館 • Chihiro Art Museum Azumino 安曇野ちひろ美術館 • Picture Book Museum Mori no Ouchi 絵本美術館森のおうち • Azumino Ehonkan Picture Book Museum 安曇野絵本館 • Kurohime StoryBook Museum and Gallery 黒姫童話館・童話の森ギャラリー Shizuoka Prefecture 静岡県 • Murakami Yasunari Museum 村上康成美術館 • Brian Wildsmith Museum 伊豆高原ワイルドスミス絵本美術館 • Toda Koshiro Picture Book Museum 戸田幸四郎絵本美術館 Aichi Prefecture 愛知県 • Niimi Nankichi Museum 新美南吉記念館 • Meruhen House Book Store メルヘンハウス Mie Prefecture 三重県 • Merry Go Round Book Store メリーゴーラウンド Gifu Prefecture 岐阜県 • Hida Picture Book Museum Porepore House 飛騨絵本美術ポレポレハウス Shiga Prefecture 滋賀県 • Higashi Omi Public Library 滋賀県東近江市立図書館 Kyoto 京都府 • Kyoto Kokusai Manga Museum 京都国際まんがミュージアムis dedicated to manga research and culture. Osaka 大阪府 • International Institute for Children‘s Literature Osaka 大阪府立国際児童文学館(IICLO) has an online gallery displaying 100 Japanese children's books dating from 1868-1945. • Crayon House Osaka クレヨンハウス大阪 Shimane Prefecture 島根県 • The Mitsumasa Anno Museum 安野光雅美術館 • Hamada Children’s Museum of Art 浜田市世界こども美術館 Kochi Prefecture 高知県 • Yokoyama Memorial Manga Museum 横山隆一記念まんが館 • Yanase Takashi Museum-Anpanman Museum 香美市立やなせたかし記念館 Miyazaki Prefecture 宮崎県 • Kijo Picture Book Village 木城えほんの郷 Kagoshima Prefecture 鹿児島県 • Kagoshima Marchen Fairytale Museum かごしまメルヘン館 Nagasaki Prefecture 長崎県 • Inori no Oka Picture Book Museum 祈りの丘絵本美術館 Organizations and Other Sites • The Japan Board on Books for Young People (JBBY) is the Japan chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a nonprofit organization for people committed to bringing books and children together. • Paper Tigers is a website for all those interested in young readers’ books from and about the Pacific Rim and Asia. If you publish a book in English set in Asia, send them the information! • Kamishibai for Kids introduces the Japanese picture-card story form called kamishibai. • International Kamishibai Association of Japan introduces the Japanese picture card story form called kamishibai. • Yamaneko Honyaku Club covers publishing and children's books in Japan. In Japanese, with an English section being developed. • BookDragon is a book review blog produced by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) and features many reviews of Japan and Asia children’s and YA titles. • Cynthia Leitich Smith has an extensive section on children’s and YA literature resources. • Achuka is a U.K. site that features interviews with children’s authors and recommended children’s books. • The International Children’s Digital Library is a digital children’s library. • Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature is an extensive compilation of award-winning books from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand with explanations of awards available. • The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the New York-based nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults. • Kidlit.com is an informative site for writers of children’s literature written by Mary Kole. • SCBWI is the main site for the international organization the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of which SCBWI Tokyo is a chapter. Publishers and Agencies • Japanese Association of Children’s Book Publishers has links to children’s publishers in Japan. • Publisher’s Weekly has a Children’s Bookshelf weekly e-mail newsletter on children’s books and publishing. • SCBWI Japan has a list of Children’s Book Publishers in Japan.