Mar 7, 2012

Club Jazz Byobu - Nomination and Exhibit

It's announced that Club Jazz Byobu is selected as a finalist for the prestigious Ito Kisaku Award of set design.

Organized by Japan Association of Theatre Designers and Technicians (JATDT), the award is given annually for the best set design works of the previous year and named after Ito Kisaku, the famed set designer known for theatre and film. The entry for Ito on IMDb is here.

Club Jazz Byobu, proudly billed as "the world's smallest jazz venue," is a movable stage set for performance and operated in conjuction with Jazz Art Sengawa.

Nagamine Maki, the designer, expressed her delight for the nomination via twitter and thanked to all involved for their support.

Also, there will be an exhibition of the nominees for the award at Kinokuniya Gallery of Shinjuku this month. Of course, Club Jazz Byobu will be displayed with related documents, along with other finalists.

JATDT website (Japanese)

Club Jazz Byobu 2010

Nagamine Maki performed at Prague Quadrennial Japan Booth on June 18, 2011.

March 22-27, 2012
"Finalists for the 39th Ito Kisaku Award"
@ Kinokuniya Gallery
Kinokuniya Bookstore Building, 4th floor
Shinjuku, Tokyo
10:00-18:30 (closed 18:00 on March 27)

Kinokuniya Bookstore, Shinjuku, Tokyo

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