Michio Mado

Japanese children's poet

Michio Mado (まど・みちお, Mado Michio, 16 November 1909 − 28 February 2014) was a Japanese poet. He won the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1994 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature".

Mado was born as Michio Ishida in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi prefecture. He died on February 28, 2014, aged 104.[1]


  1. "詩人まど・みちおさん死去104歳、ぞうさん」など" (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved February 28, 2014.

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