Sketches for Music

A deluxe full color recreation of over 750 sketches and artworks created by the outstanding multi-talented artist.

Shintaro Sakamoto formed his band, Yura Yura Teikoku when he was a student studying graphic design at Tokyo’s Tama Art University. After graduating with a BFA, he has since gone on to create all the artwork for the band and for his own solo works, including flyers, album jackets, merchandise, and music video animations. At the same time, he has actively produced artworks for other musicians and various media outlets over the past 30 years, building a career as a visual artist alongside his work as a musician. A collection of his work Shintaro Sakamoto Artworks 1994-2006 was published in 2006.

This new collection brings together work created by Sakamoto between the years of 1993 and 2018. Sakamoto uses drawing materials such as pencil, pen, acrylic, and spray paint. Although materials and techniques used vary, all of the 750 pieces, except for canvas paintings, were created on A4 (210 x 297 mm) copy paper because they were intended to be scanned, colored, edited, and reconstructed on a computer. For this collection, we photographed these works in their original form, and laid them out chronologically in their actual size without editing or retouching. In this volume are the primordial origins of the final visual works that made their way into the world as record jackets and much more.


Title: Sketches for Music

Author: Shintaro Sakamoto


Format: soft cover / All Color

736 pages / Size: 315mm x 225mm

Item Weight: 1.8KG

isbn: 978-4-903090-49-8

Price: 5500 yen

Publisher: Presspop Inc.

Release date: October, 2018

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2018.9.20 | zelone records

Additional performances in Kochi

Shintaro Sakamoto LIVE

opening act: Daigo Otani
Date: 21th October 2018
Open:18:00 / Start: 19:00
Tcket: ¥4,000(without1drink)
How to Ticket
1、Speacial mail order(For many applicants lottery)
mail address:
※Ticket postage fee required separately( 500 yen)
Receiving valid period (lottery valid period)
Thursday, September 20 – Thursday, September 27
Please fill in your name, address, telephone number, desired number of sheets,
and send it by e-mail. (Valid only during the reception period)
(One person posting per person, up to 2 sheets)
In the case of acceptance completion or winning, we will reply details by e-mail.
2、13th(Sat)and 14th(Sun)October
It is held at Shimanto City campsite in Kochi prefectureKawa Rock Festival
(Both days, from 10 o’clock till sunset)We will release it at the venue (free entry).(Limited on both days)
more info: 080-6284-5957
2018.9.19 | zelone records

No Tittle

2018.9.5 | zelone records

Additional performances in Tokyo and Kyoto by Shintaro Sakamoto!


Shintaro Sakamoto LIVE2018
Shintaro Sakamoto / YO LA TENGO ”W-Additinal Performance”

Date: 11th October 2018

Time: 18:00 / 開演: 19:00

Advance Ticket: ¥7,000(with tax / without 1drink)
*eplus pre-order – up to two tickets per person (lottery system)
14th August 2018 12:00~ 〜 20th August 2018 ~18:00

Ticket : 1st September
■e+ (pre: 8/21 12:00 – 26 23:59)
■pia (P-code: 125-354)
■Lawson (L-code: 76461)
more info : SMASH 03-3444-6751 


Shintaro Sakamoto LIVE2018

Date: 18th October 2018
Time: 18:30 / 開演: 19:00
Venue: Tak Tak
Advance Ticket: ¥4,500(with tax / without 1drink)
*eplus pre-order – up to two tickets per person (lottery system)
14th August 2018 12:00~ 〜 20th August 2018 ~18:00
Ticket : 1st September
■ Pia  0570-02-9999 P-code:124-062
■Larson 0570-084-005 L-code:56588
■Mobile GREENS! Ticket 

more info:GREENS 06-6882-1224


2018.8.7 | zelone records

坂本慎太郎 中国巡演 2018


It seems that Sakamoto Shintaro’s Chinese tour has be decided.

Luuv Label呈现
坂本慎太郎 中国巡演 2018

9月7日: 深圳 B10现场
9月8日: 杭州 MAO Livehouse
9月9日: 北京 疆进酒 OMNI SPACE
9月7日: 深圳 B10现场
时间:2018年9月7日 金曜日
場所:深圳南山区华侨城创意文化园北区C2栋北侧 B10 Live
Open 19:00 / Start: 20:30   票价: 预售260元/现场300元
9月8日: 杭州 MAO Livehouse
时间:2018年9月8日 土曜日
場所:杭州上城区中山南路77号尚城1157・利星3楼MAO Livehouse
OPEN 19:30 / Start: 20:30  票价:预售280元/现场330元
9月9日: 北京 疆进酒 OMNI SPACE
时间:2018年9月9日 日曜日
場所:北京市西城区天桥南大街9号天桥艺术中心b103疆进酒OMNI SPACE
OPEN 19:30 / Start: 20:30   票价:预售280元/现场330元
2018.6.30 | zelone records