About Sunny Seki
Fun Facts about Sunny 
•He was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
•He won his first art award at age 9.
•He moved to the United States when he
  was 24 years old.
•He has been happily married to Judy for 
  38 years and lives with their 9 children  
  in Los Angeles, California.
•He is a hat trick expert.


Contact Us
In 2007, Sunny closed his very successful photography studio to pursue his dream of becoming a full time writer and illustrator of children's books. 

•Sunny is also a teacher and award winning creator of Japanese poetry called "Senryu." 

Published books
• 2007 - The Tale of the Lucky Cat (East West Discovery Press)
• 2007 - Gardeners' Pioneer Story
• 2010 - The Last Kappa of Old Japan (Tuttle) 
• 2012 - Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll (Tuttle) 
• 2015 - The Little Kokeshi Doll from Fukushima (Sunny Seki) 

•Sunny conducts several book signing events every year, and his presentations include audience-interactive readings and shadow puppetry.



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Click on the "papertigers" link for an exclusive interview with Sunny!
Click on the "nextavenue" link for another interview!
Click on the "CreativeChild" link to Pg. 40 for Book of the Year Award.
2012 Rafu Shimpo Artist of the Year
2013 Rafu Shimpo Artist of the Year
Awards

• 2007 - Nappa Honor National parenting Publication Award 
for The Tale of the Lucky Cat 

• 2009 - Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award 
for The Tale of the Lucky Cat

• 2012 - Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year 
for Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll

• 2012 - Spirit of PaperTigers Book Set  
for Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll 

• 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 - Rafu Shimpo 
Artist of the Year


2014 Rafu Shimpo Artist of the Year
2015 Rafu Shimpo Artist of the Year
2016 Rafu Shimpo Artist of the Year
2017 Rafu Shimpo Artist of the Year