With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Illustrator YUSUKE NAKAMURA coming to 2015 J-POP SUMMIT

 2015 J-POP SUMMIT WELCOMES GUEST OF
HONOR ILLUSTRATOR YUSUKE NAKAMURA

Renowned Contemporary Pop Artist That Designed Album Covers
For ASIAN KUNG FU GENERATION Celebrates Seminal Works
At Annual Japanese Pop Culture Festival In San Francisco

The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, proudly teams with Kinokuniya Book Stores of America to welcome contemporary illustrator Yusuke Nakamura as an official Guest of Honor for this year’s event.

The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT takes place on Saturday and Sunday August 8th and 9th at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district. Tickets, V.I.P Passes and additional information are available now at: www.J-POP.com.

Yusuke Nakamura is one of Japan’s foremost illustrators and graphic artists and is renowned for bold, colorful designs that combine a provocative mix of Japanese pop culture and traditional influences and themes.

During J-POP SUMMIT, Nakamura will appear at Kinokuniya’s booth located inside the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion both on Saturday, August 8th and Sunday August 9th to meet fans and attendees and to autograph purchased copies of his illustration books, which will be offered for sale throughout the weekend. Autograph times will be posted on the J-POP SUMMIT website in coming days.

“Yusuke Nakamura is an artist of tremendous acclaim across Japan where his vibrant and instantly recognizable work has been featured on top selling album covers and novels and even in music and high school textbooks,” says Takeshi Yoshida, Executive Producer of the J-POP SUMMIT. “Showcasing some of the most popular and creative visual artists and illustrators from Japan has always been a favorite with J-POP SUMMIT attendees and we invite fans to get ready for a fresh new sampling of fun Japanese pop culture at this year’s festival!”

Yusuke Nakamura was born in 1978 and drew acclaim for his designs for the CD design of the Japanese alternative rock band, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, and also for book covers for bestselling novels including author Tokuya Higashigawa’s Solve the Mystery after the Dinner and Tomihiko Morimi’s The Tatami Galaxy and Yoru ha Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome. Nakamura’s first illustration book, Blue, was published in Japan in 2009 and has sold nearly 100,000 copies. In 2014 he published two additional illustration books, Kirara-chan and NOW. Yusuke Nakamura is also a musician and member of the band, SAILS, and he is also a published essayist. Additional information isavailable on the artist's official website http://www.yusukenakamura.net and his official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/yusukenakamura.jp.

Passes for 2015 J-POP SUMMIT are available at:
http://www.j-pop.com/tickets2015.

ONE DAY J-POP SUMMIT PASS: FORT MASON: Includes One-Day access to J-POP SUMMIT at Fort Mason Center either on Saturday, 8/8 or Sunday, 8/9.
Early Bird: $20.00 Advance: $25.00 At The Door $30.00
(Early bird pricing is available until 6/30)

WEEKEND J-POP SUMMIT PASS: FORT MASON: Includes full Two-Day access to J-POP SUMMIT at Fort Mason Center on both Saturday, 8/8 and Sunday, 8/9.
Early Bird: $35.00 Advance: $40.00 At The Door $45.00
(Early bird pricing is available until 6/30)

KIDS WEEKEND PASS: FORT MASON: Includes Full Two-day access to J-POP SUMMIT at Fort Mason Center on both Saturday, 8/8 and Sunday, 8/9.
Ages 6-12: $15.00 Ages 0-5: FREE *No One-day Pass for kids.

V.I.P. J-POP SUMMIT PASS: FORT MASON: Includes Full Two-day access to J-POP SUMMIT at Fort Mason Center on both on Saturday, 8/8 and Sunday, 8/9.
Early Bird: $90.00 Advance: $100.00
(Early bird pricing is available until 6/30)

J-POP SUMMIT V.I.P Passes include: A ticket to the Opening Special Premiere Event at The Castro Theatre on Friday, 8/7; a Weekend Pass to Fort Mason Center for Saturday, 8/8 & Sunday 8/9; Access to Priority Line to the film screenings at the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco at NEW PEOPLE Cinema from Sat. 8/8 to Sun. 8/16 (NOTE: Film tickets are NOT included, sold separately); Access to Priority Line to SAKE SUMMIT at UNION SQUARE on Sat. 8/8 and Sun. 8/9. (NOTE: Admission to SAKE SUMMIT is NOT included, sold separately); Access to VIP Check-In at The Castro Theatre and Fort Mason Center; Access to premium viewing areas at the Fort Mason Center Stage; Exclusive J-POP SUMMIT Gift Bag.

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