First solo art book

Cauro is as an international Japanese artist focused on muscle and bear oriented Gay cultures. His work has appeared in various media around the world. This book has been awaited for years and also tells a personal history through an interview.

130 pages. Text in English and Japanese with over 90 images.

Cauro was a Winner in Tom of Finland Foundation’s
2009 Emerging Erotic Artist Contest.

The passion he puts into his paintings and the men he creates are absolutely fascinating.


Tom set sail on 7th November 1991


It was so important to provide Tom the dignity of being in his own home, to be on his own time so he could choose, with a sense of self-determination, control over his own death.

Though Tom was in a hospital bed, rather than his own bed as he had intended, he ultimately succeeded in his design. May we learn from this and permit those who choose to navigate their own vessel into the sea, to do so with respect. Tom set sail on 7 November 1991.

Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero, 2012