Born in Aomori City.
In 1952, Shiko's work was awarded a special prize for excellence at the 2nd International Woodblock Print Exhibition held in Lugano, Switzerland.
Shiko took the top prize in 1955 in San Paulo Biennial.
The following year he received the International Woodblock Print Award at the Venice Biennial, as the first Japanese, thus firmly establishing himself as a world class artist.
He was awarded the Order of Culture, the highest honor in the arts by the Japanese government in 1970.

ONBEAT vol.01 freatures Shiko Munakata