Takao Sano was born on 1941 in Kanazawa City, Japan. He is a member of Japan Artists Association.
He has many awards, among them:
2008 Award at the Exhibition of the Nippon Exlibris Assciation，Japan
Award of the 1st International Competition Exhibition Mini Print , Italy
2009 Award of the International Competition for Exlibris “Novara”, Italy
Award of the International Exlibris Competition “Gdansk”, Poland
Award of the 1st International Competition of Exlibris, Vojvodina, Serbia
2010 FISAE “Albin Brunovsky of Honour awarded”
Special Award of the International Exlibris Competition, Poland
2011 Award of the International Competition Exlibris , Wroclaw, Poland
2012 1st prize, 8th International Competition Exlibris, Ruse, Bulgaria
2nd prize, Lujiazul Meiyuancup International Ex Libris Exhibition 2012, China
2013 Gold prize, Nippon Exlibris Assocoation Competition 2013 in Nagoya, Japan
Award of the International Competition Exlibris , Wroclaw, Poland.