Illustration: Yoko Nakayama


The “Kids’ Reading Room,” a segment TABF started in 2022 for children's books, will serve as a space where everyone can read highly artistic picture books from Japan and our “Guest Country” this year, the 5 Nordic countries. From the classic tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Astrid Lindgren known for Pippi Longstocking, to Tove Jansson famous for her Moomin series, we have selected the most loved masterpiece children's books, classic or contemporary, of the Nordic region from the perspective based on art books. A part of the picturebooks will be available to you through our TABF original vending machine, the “ART BOOK VENDING MACHINE” reserved for art books and zines. We hope to thus offer you a unique encounter with Nordic and Japanese picture books.


With Support From: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Embassy of Sweden, KODOMONOBUNKA-FUKYUKYOUKAI Co., LTD

Grants Provided By: Swedish Arts Council



Eva Lindström 

Born in 1952, lives in Stockholm. She began her career as a comic artist and has been a great influence on the emerging generation of Swedish comic artists. She has also been internationally praised for her picture books and has previously received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and many more.