Mika Hirasa          
Artist name : MICAO
Embroidery artist/ illustrator. 
I draw pictures, using the technique such as ,free motion machine embroidery, fabric paint, applique, etc.  My work ranges from the advertisement for major companies to cover art for books and magazines, and even collaborative works with a household goods manufacturer.   
Born in 1967
I graduated from Kobe University majoring in business administration. 
After working as a financial analyst for several years, I studied drawing, dyeing, sewing, etc. by self-education. 

2019: Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children Book Fair 2019: Winner
2007: 7th Gallery House MAYA "Book cover competition": Semi-Grand Prix 
2003: 18th Hands "Craft competition": Judging committee Special Prize 
Thank you!
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