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The Japan Traffic Culture Association (公益財団法人 日本交通文化協会) has shared some news on the upcoming Katsuhiro Otomo's project presentation that will take place on December 12, 2020.

Otomo has supervised the creation of a large covex shape plate mural conformed out of 499 pieces of painted ceramic, titled "ELEMENTS OF FUTURE" based on an original illustration created by himself. The mural will be installed  at "Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza" on the Ookayama Campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology (東京工業大学 大岡山キャンパス). 


This second book by Stefan Riekeles, ANIME ARCHITECTURE: Imagined Worlds and Endless Megacities, presents the fantastic environments created by the most important and revered directors and illustrators of Japanese animated films. Anime Architecture celebrates the cityscapes of animated films such as:

AKIRA (1988) directed by Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋)
■Patlabor: The Movie (1989) directed by Mamoru Oshii (押井 守)
■Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993) directed by Mamoru Oshii (押井 守)
■Ghost in the Shell (1995) directed by Mamoru Oshii (押井 守)
Metropolis (2001) directed by Rintaro (りんたろう) Screenplay by Otomo
■Innocence (2004) directed by Mamoru Oshii(押井 守)
■Tekkonkinkreet (2006) directed by Michael Arias
■Rebuild of Evangelion (2007, 2009) directed by Hideaki Anno (庵野 秀明)

Unprecedented access to vast studio archives of original background paintings, storyboards, drafts, and film excerpts offers readers a privileged view into the earliest stages of conception, development, and finished versions of iconic scenes.


Publisher: Thames & Hudson 
Release date: 2020-XI-17
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Size: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.4 inches
Retail price: $45
ISBN-10: 0500294526
ISBN-13: 978-0500294529


Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3dOtyjK

Signed and dedicated copies: http://riekeles.com (Worldwide shipping)


Creare Atami Yugawara Kobo (クレアーレ熱海ゆがわら工房) have just shared in their Vimeo channel a video of the ceramic relief designed by Katsuhiro Otomo they produced in 2015 titled “Kinka Doji Riding the Waves Accompanied by Fujin and Raijin” (キンカドウジフウジンライジンヲシタガエテハトウヲコユルノズ)that was installed in the Sendai Airport.

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