Sunday, August 3, 2014

Yohei Taneda Exhibition

I've had the honor of performing at Yohei Taneda-san's "思い出のマーニー"  ["When Marnie Was There"] Exhibition tonight, alongside Takatsugu Muramatsu-san, accompanying on piano!  I look up to these 2 people very much.  They are both one-of-a-kind, incredible talents!

If you've seen the movie already -- or even if you haven't -- you should really see this exhibition while you still can!!  The intricate detail and thought that Taneda-san and his team put into this exhibition is so captivating from start to finish.  Photography is not allowed inside, but I was given very special permission to post photos from the inside to share with all of you!!!  These photos only show a few of the highlights to see when you go in person, and of course it doesn't quite capture all the detail and the actual 'feeling' of being there.  There really is a feeling there... the smell of the wood, the wind in the silo!  Please check this exhibition out in person while you still can!

SPOILER ALERT!!!  If you are planning on visiting the museum... maybe don't look at these photos!  Because it really was so eye-opening to be surprised by every new room, you may want to wait to see it in person first!

July 27 - September 15

Original drawings on display by Taneda-san as well as the Director, Hiromasa Yonebayashi-san.

It really feels like you're there in the Marsh House.

Beautiful hand-drawn wallpaper design

Amazing 3-D replicas of scenes with holograms and day to night changes!

Anna's Memories Room

Here is an original edition of "When Marnie Was There", found in a library in Santa Monica -- of all places!

With Takatsugu Muramatsu-san ~ Film Composer Extraordinaire

With Yohei Taneda-san ~ Art Director and Production Design Genius

From Marnie's Room, with Love,

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  2. Leave it to the Japanese to create such an incredibly detailed exhibition that brings the animated film to real life! They elevate art (and most things they do) to a whole new level. I got to see the film at the Hawaii International Film Festival's Spring Showcase earlier this month, and it did not disappoint… another classic Studio Ghibli film of the highest quality in every way, with such an emotionally pure and powerful story. And what a wonderful surprise treat to hear your song come on during the end credits! I had no idea at the time that you were involved with the film. Congratulations on such an incredible opportunity and honor, to work with Studio Ghibli and these legendary artists. Your unique talent continues to expand your career and open these doors that are truly the stuff of dreams.


    1. Thank you Robert! Working on this film is one of my biggest dreams come true! I'm so glad you enjoyed the film!