Momo gallery is honoured to exhibit the works of noted artist Warabé Aska.

Avid collector of Warabé’s artwork, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan wrote in a message in one of his books, “I remember being fascinated by the amazing clarity of his colours, by the balance between reality and fantasy and the warm humour and love of life that was portrayed in his paintings.”

Mr. Aska is a Japanese born, Toronto based artist, illustrator, and author. He has produced seven picture books, including his 1984 children’s picture book about our very own High Park. It’s entitled “Who Goes To The Park” and it won the City of Toronto Book Award that year. At the bottom of this page, you can read about some of Warabé’s accomplishments.

High Park Lawn Bowling

High Park Summer Concert


1966 UNESCO Exhibition Prize from Japan’s Minister of Education

1985/99 Selected for UNICEF Greeting Card, London, UK

1985 City of Toronto Book Award, Toronto

1985/89 Honourable Mention, International Book Design Leipzig, Germany

1990 Gold Medal, Studio Magazine Awards, Toronto

1992 Silver Medal, Biennale of Graphic Design Brno, Czech Republic

1992 Runner-up, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award

1993 First Prize, Tehran International Biennale of illustration, Iran


Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrators Award

Governor General’s Literary Awards (Illustration)

Mr. Christie’s Book Award (Illustration)