Ginza 7-chome Bookstore, a limited-time (April 1st to May 31st) bookstore where you can enjoy the world of design, has opened in Ginza 7-chome!

This event will bring together rare, interesting, and informative books, including the "Designer's Bookshelf," which sells "important books" selected by designers active in Japan and abroad, and the "Famous Shop Owner's Bookshelf," which will deepen and broaden the world of design.

Ginza 7-chome Bookstore is a limited-time (April 1st to May 31st) bookstore where you can enjoy the world of design. The venue is on the first floor of MMM in Ginza 7-chome. There will be a special shelf of "important books" selected by 21 designers across generations, a bookshelf of a famous store owner, and an exhibition of books by Fumio Tachibana and FRAGILE BOOKS, and there will be a collection of rare, interesting, and informative books. During the event, the neighboring ggg will be exhibiting the winning and nominated works of the international award "TDC 2024", which celebrates the visual expression of letters and words, until May 15th. Please come and visit us.

Designer's bookshelf

Ginza 7-chome Bookstore, with its subtitle "Ginza Book Club," particularly values the culture of recommending books to one another. For this special shelf, designers active in Japan and abroad were asked to select three "important books" from their homes or workplaces, and these will be sold with handwritten bookmarks explaining the reasons for their selection. 21 designers across generations will share their private collections of books that they have been fascinated by, sometimes overwhelmed by, and quietly stayed close to.

<Participating Designers>
Katsumi Asaba
Yuri Uenishi
Tomohiro Okazaki
Mariko Okazaki
Shunsuke Onaka
Kaoru Kasai
Hideyuki Saito
Shun Sasaki
Koichi Suzuno
Akiko Sekimoto
Shin Sobue
Fumio Tachibana
Seri Tanaka
Yoshihisa Tanaka
Ryoji Tanaka
Mina Tabei
Kazunari Hattori
HeiQuicci Harata
Mike Abelson
Yuri Abelson
Nobuhiro Yamaguchi

・Bookshelf of a famous store owner

I received an interesting book from a famous store owner who helps deepen and broaden the world of design.

<Participating bookstores>
Pajina / POST / räume.spaces / Toudou / nostos books / TRANS BOOKS / Nitesha / FRAGILE BOOKS

・Ginza 7-chome Bookstore GINZA BOOK CLUB 2024.04.01-05.31
Period: Monday, April 1, 2024 – Friday, May 31, 2024 *Closed on Sundays and public holidays Venue: MMM (Maison des Musées du Monde)
Address: DNP Ginza Annex, 7-7-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Phone: 03-3574-2380
Opening hours: 11:00-19:00

Organized by: MMM (Maison des Musées du Monde)
Planning Supervision + Book Director: Osamu Kushida Art Director: Kazunari Hattori Venue Configuration Cooperation: Yuki Higa (räume.spaces)

・Ginza 7-chome Bookstore Talk Event

We will be holding talk events with designers participating in "Designer's Bookshelf." We asked each designer to choose three "important books" from their home or workplace. Over the course of three talk events, we will talk about each designer's "three important books" and hear from them.

■Dates and times <br /> Okazaki Mariko: Saturday, April 27th, 16:00-17:30 Tachibana Fumiho: Saturday, May 18th, 16:00-17:30 Okazaki Tomohiro: Saturday, May 25th, 16:00-17:30 *Interviewer: Kushida Osamu

■Location, participation fee, capacity, and application method <br /> Location: Ginza 7-chome Bookstore, DNP Ginza Annex, 7-7-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Participation fee: Free Capacity: 10 people per session How to apply: Applications will be accepted by phone on a first-come, first-served basis from 11:00 on Wednesday, April 10th . Phone number: 03-3574-2380 (MMM)
*If you need to cancel, please let us know by phone.

■Speaker Profile

Mariko Okazaki
Graphic designer Born in Tokyo in 1984. After graduating from Keio University, she studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. After gaining practical experience, she went freelance in 2018 and founded REFLECTA, Inc. in 2022. She is deeply committed to the cultural field, including contemporary art, and explores editorial/structural design based on observation and conceptual thinking. In 2024, she won the TDC Award and the JAGDA Newcomer Award. instagram @maricomarico.o

Fumio Tachibana
Artist Born in Hiroshima in 1968. As an artist, he creates works using letters, paper, and books as materials and themes, and exhibits them both in Japan and abroad. In 2022, he will hold a solo exhibition, "Impression It's only a paper moon," at Art Tower Mito. In 2006, he started the publication "Kyutai," which he edits and designs himself (the latest issue is the 12th). His books include "Katachi no Mikata" and "Tachibana Fumio Sakuhinshu Leaves" (both published by Seibundo Shinkosha), as well as many other artist books, including "Kazeshita" and "Kasashita." Instagram: @tachibanafumiopro

Tomohiro Okazaki
Graphic designer Founded and started design studio SWIMMING in September 2011. Based on a graphic design approach, he flexibly connects areas centered on visual communication such as print, video, and exhibitions, and engages in design activities that are both cultural and economic, regardless of the scale of the work. Design work is an opportunity to face unknown worlds and phenomena, an act of connecting with people and society, and an opportunity to discover and get involved in ways of perceiving and structure of the world, and he finds these possibilities very appealing. instagram @oo_kk_aa

Osamu Kushida
Editor/Book Director Born in Tokyo in 1979. After working at Seigo Matsuoka's Editorial Engineering Institute, he went independent in 2014. Representative of EDITHON Co., Ltd. He presides over FRAGILE BOOKS, a private gallery and publishing label, and also serves as book director for MUJI BOOKS and publishing director for BON BOOK. He has planned and edited many books, including Seigo Matsuoka's "Editorial Model," the entire MUJI paperback "People and Things" series (Muneyoshi Yanagi, Yasujiro Ozu, Masako Shirasu, and others), the BONBOOK publishing label (Fumiko Takano, Masaru Gumoto, Philippe Weisbecker, and others), and Akio Tomari's "Kuchikeru (Special Edition)." His translations include the picture book "Minasoko" by Tara Books (Ryohin Keikaku).

◆MMM (Maison des Musées du Monde)◆

MMM was established in 2003 as a joint project between RMN (French National Museums Association) and DNP (Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.) under the name Maison des Musées de France (MMF). On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of MMF's opening, MMF expanded the range of information and products it provided, building on its activities up to that point, and in May 2013 it was renamed "Maison des Musées du Monde (MMM)" and reopened. As one of DNP's cultural activities, MMF has provided information on museums in France and exhibited and sold their official museum goods under the motto "Art in Life". The new MMM has further expanded its activities that have been cultivated mainly in France, linking art and life, and providing information on museums not only in France but also in the "world (monde)", exhibiting and selling museum goods. In addition, in conjunction with the activities of the Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg), which is adjacent to MMM and introduces graphic design from around the world, it also provides information on cutting-edge designers from around the world and introduces and sells art goods created by them. MMM will continue to expand the points of contact between global art, design and everyday life.

Address: DNP Ginza Annex, 7-7-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-3574-2380
Opening hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Sundays, national holidays, New Year's holiday, last day of March, last day of September *B1F library is closed on Mondays Website:
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