The Japan News by The Yomiuri Shimbun

‘Guri to Gura’ illustrato­r Yuriko Yamawaki dies

- The Yomiuri Shimbun

Illustrato­r Yuriko Yamawaki, who provided the art for “Guri to Gura” (“Guri and Gura”), a popular children’s picture book series about twin eld mice, died on Sept. 29 at 80.

A memorial service for Yamawaki has already been held by her family and those who were close to her.

“Guri to Gura” was published in 1963, with the story written by Rieko Nakagawa, a children’s book author and Yamawaki’s elder sister, and illustrati­ons by


It became their most wellknown work. e endearing story revolves around the mice, who love to cook and eat, and their friendship with other animals.

e book has been translated into many languages and published overseas.

Total sales for the series and related books have reached 21.5 million copies. (Oct. 8)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Japan