Haru is a Japanese artist renowned for his illustrated books. Having graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 2000, he worked as an art producer at a television studio in his earlier days. Since then, he has gone on to create book illustrations for prominent Japanese writer, Hiromi Kawakami, as well as character paintings for Disney's exhibitions. After publishing his book, MOIMOI NO POKKE, in 2008, he quickly garnered universal popularity as an illustrated book artist. Defined by a tender and childlike nature, his works, frequently featuring animals from the forest and the sea as well as cats, appeal to a wide demographic. By drawing from his childhood memories for artistic inspiration, he illustrates bright mosaic puzzles of inventive imagery that rekindle a sense of innocence among readers and brings smiles to their faces.