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The 2015 J-Pop Summit Welcomes Illustrator Yusuke Nakamura

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Yusuke Nakamura at the 2015 J-Pop SummitThe 2015 J-Pop Summit 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. 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 August 8, 2015 and August 9, 2015 to meet fans and attendees and to autograph purchased copies of his illustration books, which will be offered for sale throughout the weekend.

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.

“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!”

The 2015 J-Pop Summit takes place on August 8 and 9, 2015 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.

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