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Michiko Nakamura

Michiko Nakamura was born in Nagoya, Japan. She and her spouse Banri Nakamura graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo with degrees in Product Design and both worked in Tokyo as designers before immigrating to Canada in 1972. Michiko furthered her study of ceramics at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She opened a studio in Toronto where she produced ceramics for decades. She and Banri relocated to rural Port Hope, Ontario in the new millennium.

Fiction (Juvenile, Folklore)

Gonbei’s Magic Kettle

As told by Michiko Nakamura.
Illustrated by San Murata.
Calligraphy by Banri Nakamura.
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1980.
Series: The Folktale Library.

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Publisher Kids Can Press

Michiko and Banri Nakamura Interview with Norm Ibuki in the Discover Nikkei website in 2017

Michiko Nakamura entry in the Japanese Canadian Artists Directory