2015. 9. 09 Wed. - 2015. 9. 25 Fri.

    Exhibition in which MIC*ITAYA remixes GONTITI artwork himself.
    On 9/9(Wed.), a live CD&DVD recording last year's double KANREKI festival will be released, and on 9/24 (Thu.), the earth comfort music guitar duo "GONTITI" will lead a special band for an "Autumn Band Tour" at Namba Hatch.
    Mick Itaya, the package designer for the band, will hold an exhibition of GONTITI art remixes to celebrate the release of the live CD&DVD.
    At the exhibition, all GONTITI artwork created by Mick Itaya since his debut will be on display.
    GONTITI album art, which incorporates all of Mick Itaya's charms, including drawings, paintings, paper cutouts, and collages, has been remixed by Mick Itaya himself with his current sensibilities. The reconstructed original works will be exhibited and sold.
    Also on display will be artwork from the live CD&DVD recording of this double KANREKI festival.
    In addition to the original artwork, special goods and signed prints will be produced for this exhibition.
    Longtime GONTITI fans and new fans alike will enjoy this exhibition.
    Talk events with GONTITI and Mick Itaya, mini live performances, and autograph sessions will also be held during the exhibition period.
    Collaboration with Umeda Tsutaya Bookstore on the 9th floor of LUCUA 1100 will also be held to bring the collaboration of earth comfort music and art to life.
    Mick Itaya's major GONITITI artwork to date
    GONTITI & Mick Itaya Talk Event + Mini Live
    September 19 (Sat) LUCUA 1100 9F Umeda Tsutaya 4th Lounge
    Doors open at 15:30 / Start at 16:00
    Those who purchase GONTITI CD&DVD and Mick Itaya related products totaling 3,000 yen or more at DMOARTS and Tsutaya by the day of the event will receive an invitation ticket for one person.
    After the talk event + mini live, there will be a reception and autograph session at DMOARTS on B1F. (18:00~)
    In celebration of the exhibition at DMOARTS, GONTITI & Mick Itaya space will also appear at Umeda Tsutaya on the 9th floor. Related products will be on sale.
    GONTITI Double Kanken Festival 2014 [CD+DVD].
    That excitement is back again!
    GONTITI celebrated their 60th birthday together in the fall of 2014.
    From the commemorative concert "GONTITI Double KANREKI FESTIVAL," this 2-disc set includes a live CD of the Osaka concert and a DVD of the Tokyo concert.
    Special package with art direction by Mick Itaya!
    Sure to be enjoyed by core fans and newcomers alike! 
    Regular price: ¥3,780 (tax included)
    GONTITI Autumn Band Tour"!
    9/24(Thu) Namba Hatch Doors open 18:00 / Concert begins 19:00
    The band sound will be performed by Takefumi Haketa (pf), Shigeki Ichimoto (ba), and Hitoshi Kusunoki (dr)!
    Instrumental acoustic guitar duo consisting of Gonzalez Mikami and Chichi Matsumura.
    Formed in 1978 and debuted in 1983.
    The simple and gentle melodies they create do not choose who they listen to, where they listen to them, or when they listen to them.
    The Gonchichi sound, which naturally matches various situations, can be heard in our daily surroundings such as TV, radio, commercials, and movie music.
    Their music is "Very Special Ordinary Music" (literal translation: "very special, everyday music"), which has gradually become a natural part of people's hearts and minds, and is loved by a wide range of people regardless of age or gender.
    They have produced more than 40 albums to date, and more than a dozen have been released in the U.S., Asia, and other countries.
    Visual Artist
    Graduated from Tama Art University.
    Expressing the world of nature and mythology with fluid lines and bright colors, he is active in various fields including magazines, advertising, music, fashion, stage design, space design, product design, and publishing, and has held numerous solo exhibitions.
    His CD design for GONTITI, the logo mark for the founding of UNIQLO UNIQLO, wall paintings and objects for Tokyo Skytree "Solamachi," the mirror work "MIRRORS," and the Japanese light fixture "Suzumo Choto" won the Good Design Award.
    Stories and designs for BEAMS LIGHTS with MIC*ITAYA, a brand of BEAMS, are among his works. 
    TRA," a cassette magazine he designed and published in the '80s, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA New York.