Biography

Yohei TANEDA: Production Designer

In 2014 Yohei Taneda has added another milestone as a production designer. Having already established his career through many acclaimed films in the United States, China, Hong-Kong, and Taiwan besides his own country, Japan, he challenged the production design of “When Marnie Was There ; Omoide no Mani”, (2014) directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who is recognized as a successor to the renowned director, Hayao Miyazaki, from Studio Ghibli. For Taneda, this is the second animation film afterINNOCENCE; Ghost in the Shell 2directed by Mamoru Oshii (2002,).


Waiting to be released in 2015 and now under post-production, is “Monster Hunt: 捉妖記” (2013, Edko Films, China-HongKong). Raman Hui, who built his career through animations and especially acknowledged as the supervising animator in ‘Shrek’ series, made his debut as a live-action director. For this Chinese epic, Taneda masterly made out the fantasy world where humans and monsters co-exist.


Recent films by his production design include “Man of Tai Chi”, kung-fu action film by an actor Keanu Reeves – this is also his directorial debut – (2012, US-China), in which Taneda yielded great variety of fighting fields. Meanwhile, in a Japanese period film, “Kiyosu Kaigi” directed by Kohki Mitani (2012), Taneda created the superb set of the Kiyosu castle from the civil war period and received huge acclaim. He also gave challenge to another epic drama based in the Three Kingdom period in China, in The Assassins; Tong que taiby Zhao Lin-shan (2011, China).


The Flowers of War; Jin ling shi san chai(Zhang Yimou, 2011), the Golden Glove nominated film (for Best Foreign Language), presents us the churches and towns bombed, – vividly materialized by Taneda – recorded a huge success in China mainland. Also boasted a huge critical acclaim (nominated at the film festivals, including Taipei Golden Horse Festival) and made an extraordinary hit in Taiwan, was Warriors of the Rainbow; Seediq Bale, the film by Taiwanese director Wei Te-Sheng (2009). This tragic epic drama depicting the indigenous tribe Seediqs, added more reputation and fame to Taneda.


Among other films by Taneda’s production design are; AIR DOLL; Kuuki Ningyodirected by Hirokazu Koreeda (2008), VILLON’S WIFE; Vyon no Tsuma (2008, directed by Kichitaro Negishi) – which won the Golden Award in Montreal Film Festival, and with this film Taneda won the Japanese Academy Award for the Best Production Design. Taneda joined the director Lee-Sang Il for his projects; Villain; Akunin(2009) and Hula Girls (2006). InSLEEPLESS TOWN; Fuyajo(1998), Taneda worked with the Hong-Kong team, director Lee Chi Ngai and cinematographer Arthur Wong, and with Shunji Iwai, in his stateless, chaotic film Swallowtail Butterfly(1996). And we should add KILL BILL Vol.1, directed by Quentin Tarantino (2002) to his representative works.


Taneda has established reputation as a production designer who can create the world specifically for each project. He untiringly keeps upon working, transcending borders between genres as well as countries. Those efforts of him resulted in the Award of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2010, and also he was granted the decoration from Japanese Government, the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2011.






Photos by Zhou Yulong

Unless otherwise noted, the year cited in a bracket gives the year when Taneda finished the production design.

as of October the 3rd, 2014
YOHTA-design

Films

-As Production Designer-

         
  • 2015

    “The Hateful Eight” (Directed by Quentin Tarantino) American Film

  • 2014

    “When Marnie Was There” (Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi) Studio Ghibli Animation Film

  • 2013

    “Monster Hunt 捉妖記” (Directed by Raman Hui) Chinese-Hong Kong Film

  • 2012

    “Kiyosu Kaigi” (Directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2012

    “Man of Tai Chi” (Directed by Keanu Reeves)American-Chinese Film

  • 2011

    “The Assassins ; Tong que tai”(Directed by Zhao Lin-shan)Chinese Film

  • 2011

    “The Flowers of War ; Jing Ling Shi San Chai” (Directed by Zhang Yimou) Chinese Film

  • 2010

    “A Ghost of a Chance ; Sutekina Kanashibari” (Directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2010

    “Warriors of the Rainbow ; Seediq Bale” (Directed by Wei Te-Sheng) Taiwanese Film

  • 2009

    “Villain ; Akunin” (Directed by Lee-Sang Il)

  • 2008

    “VILLON’S WIFE ; Vyon no Tsuma” (Directed by Kichitaro Negishi)

  • 2008

    “AIR DOLL ; Kuuki Ningyo” (Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda)

  • 2008

    “AMALFI” (Directed by Hiroshi Nishitani)

  • 2007

    “DANCE SUBARU” (Directed by Lee Chi Ngai)

  • 2007

    “The Magic Hour” (Directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2006

    “KAIDAN; Japanese Ghost Story” (Directed by Hideo Nakata)

  • 2006

    “Hula Girls” (Directed by Lee-Sang Il)

  • 2005

    “SILK ; Gui si” (Directed by Su-Chao Pin) Taiwanese Film

  • 2005

    “THE Wow-Choten Hotel ; ZA U-Choten Hotel” (Directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2004

    “Heart, Beating in the Dark” (Directed by Shunichi Nagasaki)

  • 2004

    “BE WITH YOU ; Ima Aini Yukimasu” (Directed by Nobuhiro Doi)

  • 2003

    “69 sixty nine” (Directed by Lee-Sang Il)

  • 2003

    “HANA AND ALICE ; Hana to Alice” (Directed by Shunji Iwai)

  • 2002

    “KILL BILL Vol.1″ (Directed by Quentin Tarantino) American Film

  • 2002

    “INNOCENCE ; Ghost in the Shell 2″ (Mamoru Oshii) Animation Film

  • 2001

    “FILAMENT” (Directed by Jinsei Tsuji)

  • 2001

    “BETWEEN CALMNESS AND PASSION ; Reisei to Jonetsu no Aida” (Directed by Isao Nakae)

  • 2000

    “HOTOKE” (Directed by Jinsei Tsuji)

  • 1999

    “SHIKOKU” (Directed by Shunichi Nagasaki)

  • 1999

    “SENNEN TABITO” (Directed by Jinsei Tsuji)

  • 1998

    “DOGS” (Directed by Shunichi Nagasaki)

  • 1998

    “SLEEPLESS TOWN ; Fuyajo” (Directed by Lee Chi Ngai)

  • 1997

    “HONG KONG DAIYASOKAI ; TOUCH&MAGGIE” (Directed by Takayoshi Watanabe)

  • 1996

    “Swallowtail Butterfly” (Directed by Shunji Iwai)

  • 1995

    “Romance ; Romansu” (Directed by Shunichi Nagasaki)

  • 1994

    SMAP “AIRPLANE BROTHERS” (Directed by Hisashi Saito)

  • 1994

    “ZERO WOMAN : FINAL MISSION” (Directed by Hisashi Saito)

  • 1989

    “JULIET GAME” (Directed by Shoji KOKAMI)

  • 1989

    “HONNO 5g” (Directed by Kei Ohta)

  • 1988

    “JUST TWO OF US ; Futari Bocchi” (Directed by Koji Enokido)

  • 1986

    “1/2 Man” (Directed by Sogo Ishii)

  • 1984

    “ABNORMAL FAMILY” (Directed by Masayuki Suo)

-As other positions-

  • 2014

    Art Supervisor:”Mou Ichido” (Directed by Hiroyuki Itaya)

  • 2009

    Art Supervisor:”BANDAGE” (Directed by Takeshi Kobayashi)

  • 2007

    Art Supervisor:”THE WITCH OF THE WEST IS DEAD” (Directed by Shunichi Nagasaki)

  • 2006

    Art Advisor:”JAPAN SINKS” (Directed by Shinji Higuchi)

  • 2006

    CONCEPT DESIGN:”NIGHT TIME PICNIC” (Directed by Masahiko Nagasawa)

  • 1999

    ART PRODUCE:”GEMINI” (Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto)

  • 1990

    PAINTS:”SUKI!” (Directed by Takayoshi Watanabe)

  • 1990

    CHARACTER DESIGN:”INAMURA JANE” (Directed by Keisuke Kuwata)

Exhibitions

  • 2014

    PRODUCTION DESING EXHIBITION:”When Marnie Was There”
    (Edo-Tokyo Museum/Tokyo, JAPAN)Art Supervising and Production Design

  • 2014

    PRODUCTION DESING EXHIBITION:”Buildings in Studio Ghibli Animation Films 』
    (Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum/Koganei-city Tokyo, JAPAN)Concept Design

  • 2013

    RODUCTION DESING EXHIBITION:”The Film World of Kohki Mitani by Yohei Taneda and Yohei Taneda’s Other Production Designs ; TANEDA YOHEI NI YORU MITANI KOHKI EIGA NO SEKAIKANTEN ~KIYOSU KAIGI MADE NO EIGA BIJUTSU NO KISEKI, SOSHITE・・・”
    (The Ueno Royal Museum/Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2012

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART EXHIBITION:“Yohei Taneda Exhibition ‘Petit Louvre’ in Taiwan” Exhibition Tour
    (National Museum of History/Taipei city, TAIWAN)

  • 2012

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“Yohei Taneda Exhibition ‘CINEMA ARTS’ in Taiwan” Exhibition Tour
    (Songshan Cultural Park/Taipei city, TAIWAN)

  • 2012

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART EXHIBITION:“Yohei Taneda Exhibition ‘Petit Louvre’ in Taiwan”
    (Kaohsiung City Arts Zone Pier-2, P2/Kaohsiung City, TAIWAN)

  • 2012

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“Yohei Taneda Exhibition ‘CINEMA ARTS’ in Taiwan”
    (Kaohsiung City Arts Zone Pier-2, C1&C2/Kaohsiung City, TAIWAN)

  • 2011

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“The Secret World of Arrietty and Yohei Taneda” Exhibition Tour
    (The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art/Nagaoka city, Niigata JAPAN)

  • 2011

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION EXHIBITION:“Lifestyle 2050”
    (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation/Aomi, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2011

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“The Secret World of Arrietty and Yohei Taneda” Exhibition Tour
    (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art/Kobe city, Hyogo JAPAN)

  • 2011

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“The Secret World of Arrietty and Yohei Taneda” Exhibition Tour
    (The Museum of Art, EHIME/Matsuyama city, Ehime JAPAN)

  • 2010

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“The Secret World of Arrietty and Yohei Taneda”
    (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo/Kiba, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2010

    PRODUCTION DESIGN:“Petit Louvre in Karuizawa” Exhibition Tour
    (Musee d’art Mercian KARUIZAWA/Karuizawa, Nagano JAPAN)

  • 2010

    INSTALLATION/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“TANEDA’S COOLSINGEL CUBE”
    (Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)

  • 2008

    PRODUCTION DESIGN:“Petit Louvre”
    (Ghibli Museum, Mitaka/Mitaka city, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2004

    Supervisor:“Scenery of Cities from INNOCENCE”
    (Mori Urban Institute for the Future/Roppongi, TOKYO JAPAN)

  • 2001

    PRODUCTION DESIGN/FILM ART EXHIBITION:“Art and Visual Exhibition for a film ‘BETWEEN CALMNESS AND PASSION’”
    (Theater Mall, Fuji Television/Daiba, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2001

    PHOTO EXHIBITION:“Fake-Scenery Made and Filmed – From ‘SLEEPLESS TOWN’ to ‘HOTOKE’ and ‘BETWEEN CALMNESS AND PASSION’”
    (MINOLTA Photo Space/ Shinjuku, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2000

    PAINT DISPLAY:Contemporary Japanese Architecture “Towards Totalscape”
    (The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI)/Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)

  • 2000

    FILM ART EXHIBITION:“TOWN for the FILMS – From City Into Village, Japanese Film Architecture by Yohei Taneda”
    (The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI)/Rotterdam, THE NETHERLAND)

― and many others

Events and Concerts

  • 2014

    Concert Art Supervising:Perfume 5th Tour 2014 “GRUN GRUN ”

  • 2009

    Event Production Design:Nagasaki Huistenbosch Summer Festival Theater, Festival of Light “Fantomatico!”
    (Nagasaki Huistenbosch/Sasebo city, Nagasaki JAPAN)

  • 2008

    Event Production Design :Nagasaki Huistenbosch Summer Festival Theater, Festival of Light “Fantomatico!”
    (Nagasaki Huistenbosch/Sasebo city, Nagasaki JAPAN)

  • 2007

    Event Production Design:Nagasaki Huistenbosch Summer Festival Theater, Festival of Light “Fantomatico!”
    (Nagasaki Huistenbosch/Sasebo city, Nagasaki JAPAN)

  • 2004

    Event Produce:“BRAVO SASEBO FESTIVAL”
    (Sasebo city where the scene of a film “69 sixty nine” that Yohei Taneda worked on as a Producton Designer/Sasebo city, Nagasaki JAPAN)

― and many others

Stages

  • 2011

    STAGE DESIGN:“Bedge Pardon” Written and directed by Kohki Mitani
    (SETAGAYA PUBLIC THEATRE/Sangenjaya, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2004

    STAGE DESIGN:“THE STORY OF TWO WOMEN SOLDIERS” Written and directed by Yoji Sakate
    (The Pit, New National Theater/Hatsudai, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 2000

    STAGE DESIGN:“OMUKAE JUNBI” Written and directed by Hisashi Saito
    (Produce:SHIGEKI, Coorporated Produce:THIRD STAGE, Theater MOMO/Nakano, Tokyo JAPAN)

Commercial Films

  • 2014

    Suntory /Corporate Advertising Series

  • 2013

    ASAHI BEER/ASAHI SUPERDRY CRANK UP Directed by John Woo

  • 2011

    House Foods Corporation/House JAVA CURRY:JAVA-TTE HIROGARU, MUNE GA JAVA-TSUKU

  • 2010

    Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd./TANJO KOKUCHI, SEKAI NO CHIE

  • 2008

    NTT docomo/24 Hours Free Phone Calls for Companies:SHACHO TO SHAIN

  • 2008

    House Foods Corporation/House JAVA CURRY:ICHIBA, GAZEBO NO FUTARI

  • 2008

    Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Company, Limited/SAKAMICHI, SANPATSU

  • 2008

    TOKYO OLYMPIC Bidding Promotion for the 2016

  • 2007

    Sapporo Breweries Limited/Company Promotion:TSUKURU SHIKANAI

  • 2007

    House Foods Corporation/House JAVA CURRY:TENGOKU NO BEACH, TREE BARCONY

  • 2007

    MORINAGA & CO., LTD./Weider in Jelly:KARADA-DUKURI NO SUKINA OTOKO

  • 2006

    Kirin Brewery Company, Limited/NODOGOSHI NAMA series

  • 2006

    Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd./KIGYO, SHINTAKU

  • 2006

    Fujitsu Limited/FMV:HENSHIN

  • 2006

    NTT dokomo/FOMA TV Phone:RIYU, SAGASHIMONO, CHUSAI

  • 2005

    American Express Company/My life. My card. Ken Watanabe in KYOTO:HYOSHIKI, HODO

  • 2005

    UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd./Sugar-Free BLACK:Future Media

  • 2005

    Kirin Brewery Company, Limited/NODOGOSHI NAMA series

  • 2005

    Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd./Wakamusha:KIRE-AJI RYOKUCHA TOJO, RYOKUCHA HA KIRE-AJI

  • 2004

    House Foods Corporation/House JAVA CURRY:MORITAKA・EGUCHI TOJO, KARAI GA SHIAWASE TENNIS

  • 2004

    NTT/Spring Fiar:YARU FIGURE

― and many others

TV Programs

  • 2011

    Art Supervisor:WOWOW, the program to celebrate its 20th anniversary
    “short cut”(WOWOW/Written and directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2006〜

    PRODUCTION DESIGN:“THE CAMBRIAN PALACE”(TX/every Thu. 22:00~ On Air)

  • 2002

    CONCEPTUAL DESIGN:“PRIVATE DETECTIVE; MIKE HAMA” (YTV)

  • 2001

    IMAGE DESIGN:“SHITTO NO KAORI; Le parfum de la jalousie” (ANB)

  • 2001

    ART PLANNING:“MEOTO MANZAI” (TBS)

― and many others

Music Videos

  • Perfume “Cling Cling”

  • Takako Matsu “TOKI NO FUNE” “I STAND ALONE” “SORA NO KAGAMI”

  • Porno Graffitti “HITORI NO YORU” “SAUDADE” “APOLLO”

  • L’Arc~en~Ciel “KASO”

  • Lili Chou-Chou “KYOMEI~KUKYO NA ISHI~” “I WANNA BE”

  • Elephant Kashimashi “KODOKU NA TABIBITO” “KANASHIMI NO HATE”

  • Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra “HAPPY GO LUCKY” “BLUE MERMAID” “GOLD RUSH”

  • Tamio Okuda “TSUKI WO KOERO”

  • UNICORN “SUBARASHII HIBI” “YUKI GA FURU MACHI”

  • X Japan : hide “EYE’S LOVE YOU”

  • Tatsuya Ishii “WHITE MOON IN THE BLUE SKY”

  • Keisuke Kuwata “TSUKI”

  • JUDY AND MARY “BLUE TEARS” “Cheese ‘PIZZA’”

  • DREAMS COME TRUE “SOUDAYO” “ROMANCE”

― and many others

Graphics

  • 2012

    PACKAGE:Blu-ray / DVD “A Ghost of a Chance”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)Special Edition

  • 2012

    ILLUSTRATION:Charity single CD by Various Artists “All You Need Is Love”

  • 2010

    TITLE/CREDIT TITLE:“A Ghost of a Chance”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2010

    ILLUSTRATION:Yo Hitoto Album CD “KARENGAI”

  • 2009

    ILLUSTRATION:CINECITTA

  • 2008

    PACKAGE:DVD “The Magic Hour”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)Special Edition

  • 2008

    TITLE/CREDIT TITLE:“The Magic Hour”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2006

    PACKAGE:DVD “Suite Dreams”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)Special Edition

  • 2006

    TITLE/CREDIT TITLE:“Suite Dreams”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)

― and many others

Books

         
  • 2014

    Kadokawa one theme ” The way to make the Studio Ghibli Animation Film World -When Marnie Was There” Yohei Taneda (Kadokawa ) Japanese

  • 2014

    Exhibition “When Marnie Was There × Yohei Taneda Official Guidebook” (Kadokawa) Japanese

  • 2013

    Exhibition “The Film World of Kohki Mitani by Yohei Taneda and Yohei Taneda’s Other Production Designs ; TANEDA YOHEI NI YORU MITANI KOHKI EIGA NO SEKAIKANTEN ~KIYOSU KAIGI MADE NO EIGA BIJUTSU NO KISEKI, SOSHITE・・・” Art book (PIA) Japanese

  • 2010

    Exhibition “The Secret World of Arrietty and Yohei Taneda” Art book (Studio Ghibli) Japanese

  • 2009

    “Towards Somewhere Far Away ; DOKOKA TOKU-HE ” Yohei Taneda (Shogakukan Inc.) Japanese

  • 2008

    “TRIP for the FILMS ; ARTWORKS from ‘Shikoku’ to ‘The Magic Hour’ featuring ‘KILL BILL Vol.1′”Yohei Taneda (KADOKAWA GROUP PUBLISHING) Japanese

  • 2007

    “THE HOT SET ; YOHEI TANEDA PRODUCTION DESIGNER ANOTHOLOGY” Yohei Taneda (Media Factory) Japanese

  • 2004

    “INNOCENCE ; The Official Art Book” (“INNOCENCE” DVD Collector’s Box/Tokuma Shoten) Japanese

  • 2002

    “The Art of Kamaitati no yoru 2 ; MIKAZUKI-JIMA” Yohei Taneda (Chunsoft) Japanese

  • 2002

    “Jinsei Tsuji + Yohei Taneda shiki, Eiga zukuri no Tabi” a coauthor ; Yohei Taneda (Sekaibunkasha) Japanese

  • 1998

    “TOWN for the FILMS; ARTWORKS from ‘Swallowtail Butterfly’ to ‘Sleepless Town’” Yohei Taneda (Kadokawa Group Publishing) Japanese

Publication

  • 2014-

    ESSAY:“Yohei Taneda Space in the Film” Monthly Magazine ‘GOETHE ‘ Gentosha Inc. Under serialization

  • 2012

    ESSAY:“Sai・Bi・Fu” on the evening newspaper column, every Wednesday, Asahi Shimbun(Mar. 7th 2012 〜 Mar. 28th, all four-part series serialization)

  • 2011

    ESSAY:“Ozu-san no Chimitsu-na Eiga Sekai” DVD&BOOK, Yasuziro Ozu Masterpiece Collection “Ohayou”, Shogakukan Inc.

  • 2011

    INTERVIEW reprint:“Eiga Bijutsu no Yakuwari ha, Haikei ni Engi Saserukoto” Book “Shigoto no Hanashi, specialist 32 people talk about ‘Yarinaoshi and Kurikaeshi’ ” Interviewed by Shunsuke Kimura, BUNGEISHUNJU Ltd. / Interview from “Shigoto no Hanashi, Production Designer Yohei Taneda” Magazine “Shukan Bunshun”(Nov. 13th Issue)

  • 2011

    APPEARANCE:TV Program “Bokura no Jidai” Fuji Television(Feb. 2nd 2011 OA)

  • 2011

    DESIGN:“Taneda’s Cube” idea box No.131, Magazine “Numero TOKYO”(Double number of Jan. and Feb. 2011 issue)

  • 2010

    INTERVIEW:Film Craft ”Production Design” Fionnuala Halligan ( ILEX Press) English

  • 2010

    TALK EVENT:“Film maker’s perspective, The World of Yohei Taneda” The 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival

  • 2010

    INTERVIEW:“Front Runner, Production Designer Yohei Taneda” on Newspaper, Asahi Shimbun “be on Saturday”(Sep. 4th 2010)

  • 2010

    ESSAY:“from Yentown to Karengai” Magazine, Coyote “Saisho no Ippo” Switch Publishing Co., Ltd(No.44)

  • 2010

    CONCEPT DESIGN(feature article)& INTERVIEW:“The Secret World of Arrietty and Yohei Taneda”, Magazine “BIJUTU TECHO”(Sep. 2010 issue)

  • 2010

    INTERVIEW reprint:“Ii Deaikata wo Shiteiruka, Sokode Umaku Un wo Tsukameruka Doka” Book “NHK, Top Runner no Kotoba” MIKASA SHOBO CO., LTD. / Interview, from TV Program “Top Runner” NHK(Oct. 30th 1998 OA)

  • 2010

    INTERVIEW reprint:“Hasso wo Genten ni Modoshita hoga, Yori Simple de Chikara-zuyoi Hyogen ni Chikazuku Kotoga Dekiru” Book “Shakai wo Ugokasu Kikaku-jutsu” written and edited by Kundo Koyama, CHUKO SHINSHO Laclef / Interview from Radio Program “TOKYO SMART DRIVER” J-WAVE(Oct. 12th through 16th 2009 OA)

  • 2010

    ESSAY:“Eiga Bijutsu no Yakuwari” Monthly report of the Agency for Cultural Affairs(Aug. 2010 issue)

  • 2009

    INTERVIEW rerecord:DVD “Suzuki Toshio no Ghibli Ase-mamire” Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment / Appearance form Radio Program “Suzuki Toshio no Ghibli Ase-mamire” Tokyo FM

  • 2009

    ESSAY: “Production Design Best 10” Mook, Kinema-Junpo “All Time Best, Film Heritage 200; Japanese Film ver.”

  • 2009

    APPEARANCE:TV Program “Watashi ga Kodomo dattakoro” NHK(Nov. 1st OA)

  • 2009

    ESSAY&ILLUSTRATION:“Sorairo no Kawa, Oyabegawa” on “Etchu Sanka” Newspaper, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN(Oct. 3rd 2009 issue)

  • 2009

    ESSAY&ILLUSTRATION:Travel writing of Slovenia “Monogatari no Hisomu Kuni, Shimpi no Yama he”, In-flight magazine “SKYWARD” from JAL group(Sep. 2009 issue)

  • 2009

    ESSAY&PHOTO:“Scenografo ga yuku” Newspaper, Kyodo News(Aug. 4th 2009 issue 〜 all 5 issues, serialized)

  • 2009

    APPEARANCE:TV Program “JOUNETSU-TAIRIKU” TBS(Jun. 21st OA)

  • 2008

    ESSAY:“Tokyo, Maboroshi wo omou Machi” In-flight magazine, JAL group “SKYWARD”(Mar. 2008 issue)

  • 2008

    ESSAY:“Ang Lee size no Open Set, Satsuei-genba wo otozurete” Magazine, Kinema-junpo(Late Jan. issue)

  • 2006

    INTERVIEW:Conversation with Yohei Taneda “Listen to the Movies” Magazine, Kinema-junpo(Late Apr. 2006 issue through Late Nov. 2007 issue, serialized. Added a special interview with Dante Ferretti on Late Sep. 2009 issue / all 15 series)

  • 2005

    JUDGE:“THE SUPER DRY ART 2005”

  • 2005

    ESSAY&ILLUSTRATION:“TRAVELOGUE” on “Qui! La! La!”, Subscription Magazine(Jul. 2005 issue through Jun. 2006 issue, serialized)

  • 2005

    Product Design reprint:No.13 Shogi, Book “THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF NEW DESIGN PARADISE” Fusosha Publishing Incorporated / from TV Program “NEW DESIGN PARADISE” Fuji Television(Jul. 7th 2004 OA)

― and many others

Others

  • 2012

    CONCEPT DESIGN:A new opening title sequence for Nihon Eiga Senmon Channel

  • 2011

    SHORT FILM DIRECTION:“MIRAI YOSOUZU”(Lifestyle 2050, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

  • 2010

    TITLE BACKGROUND DESIGN:“A Ghost of a Chance”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)

  • 2004

    PRODUCT DESIGN:NEW DESIGN PARADISE “No.13 Shogi” (Fuji Television)

  • 2002

    ART DIRECTION:Video Game Program “Kamaitachi no yoru 2 ; Kangokuto no Warabeuta” (CHUNSOFT)

  • 1998

    STORE DESIGN:“bar LEM” (Azabujuban, Tokyo JAPAN)

  • 1997

    PRODUCTION DESIGN:“Miyuki Nakajima’s show, ‘YAKAI’ vol.8” (Directed by Kichitaro NEGISHI)

  • 1996

    PRODUCTION DESIGN:“Miyuki Nakajima’s show, ‘YAKAI’ vol.7” (Directed by Kichitaro NEGISHI)

― and many others

Awards

  • 2014

    “Kiyosu Kaigi” (Directed by Kohki Mitani)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 37th Japan Academy Prize.

  • 2012

    “Warriors of the Rainbow ; Seediq Bale”(Directed by Wei Te-Sheng)Taiwanese Film
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 6th Asian Film Awards.

  • 2012

    “A Ghost of a Chance”(Directed by Kohki Mitani)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 35th Japan Academy Prize.

  • 2011

    “Warriors of the Rainbow ; Seediq Bale”(Directed by Wei Te-Sheng)Taiwanese Film
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 48th Taipei Golden Hourse Festival.

  • 2011

    The decoration from Japanese Government, the Medal with Purple Ribbon.

  • 2011

    “Villain”(Directed by Lee-Sang Il)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 34th Japan Academy Prize.

  • 2010

    “VILLON’S WIFE”(Directed by Kichitaro Negishi)and “AIR DOLL” (Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda)
    The Award of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Film category of 2009 Art Encouragement Prizes, Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs.

  • 2010

    “VILLON’S WIFE” (Directed by Kichitaro Negishi)
    Won the Best Production Designer/The 33rd Japan Academy Prize.
    The Best Art Direction/The 64th Mainichi Film Awards.

  • 2009

    “The Magic Hour” (Directed by Kohki Mitani)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 32nd Japan Academy Prize.
    Nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/The 3rd Asian Film Award.

  • 2007

    “Hula Girls” (Directed by Lee-Sang Il)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 30th Japan Academy Prize.
    The Best Art Direction/The 61st Mainichi Film Awards.

  • 2007

    “The Wow-Choten Hotel ; The U-Choten Hotel” (Directed by Kohki Mitani)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 30th Japan Academy Prize.
    The Best Art Direction/The 61st Mainichi Film Awards.

  • 2003

    “KILL BILL Vol.1”(Directed by Quentin Tarantino)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/Art Directors Guild in the USA.

  • 1999

    “SLEEPLESS TOWN ; FUYAJO” (Directed by Lee Chi Ngai)
    Won The Best Production Designer/The 18th Hong Kong Film Awards.
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 22nd Japan Academy Prize.

  • 1997

    “Swallowtail Butterfly” (Directed by Shunji Iwai)
    Nominated for the Best Production Designer/The 20th Japan Academy Prize.


  • Sep. 13th 2014