Kiyoshi Awazu, born 1929 in Tokyo is a self-taught painter and designer. He received the Japan Advertising Artists Club Award at the Japan Advertising Art Exhibition in 1955, and he won the Grand Prix at the World Film Poster Competition in France in 1958. In 1959, he established the Awazu Design Institute. While consistently remaining among the top ranks of Japanese graphic designers, he has also engaged in a remarkably broad range of activities, including urban design, exhibition design, and film production in collaboration with artists from fields spanning from architecture and music to literature and cinema. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama.
Kiyoshi Awazu is featured in Sanbusaku 2 三部作