GALLERY 1 - Paper-cuttings
December 2018 Launched an English version of website (This website).
July 2018 Cover and illustrations for a book, "MANZANAR-NO-KAZE-NI-NOSETE (PAPER WISHES)" originally written by Lois Sepahban. The book was translated by Chizuru Wakabayashi (published by BUNNKEN-SHUPPAN).
May 2018 Illustration for YAKUKSHIN magazine, accompanying an article written by Wahei Tatematsu (published by KOSEI-SHUPPAN).
March 2018 Illustration and a travel note for "FUSHIGI SHINBUN (Wonder Newspaper)", appendix to TAKUSAN-NO-FUSHIGI magazine (published by FUKUINKAN).
Hi, my name is Noriko Hidaka. I am a freelance illustrator based in Yokohama, Japan doing illustration work for books, picture books, and magazines. I make paper cuttings for various type of illustrations, and am also doing ink painting by using Japanese chopsticks.
I was born in Nara prefecture and raised in Yokohama city in Japan. My career started in fashion industry in Tokyo, and worked in an educational institution, and then became a freelance illustrator.
Besides working, I enjoy traveling overseas, reading books, dancing, playing marimba, dressmaking, and wearing Kimono.
- Competition of bookbinding illustrations (sponsored by Gallery House Maya) : the second prize.
- International Illustration Competition (sponsored by Japan Illustrator Association) : Honorable mention.
- "Mizue" Illustration prize : The third prize.
- International Illustration Competition (sponsored by Japan Illustrator Association) : Honorable mention (2nd time).
If you have a comment, suggestion, or request, I look forward to hearing from you.
Feel free to reach out by emailing..