SuperDeluxe !! Thanks for 16 years !! / by Mark Dytham

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After 16 amazing years of thinking and drinking at our beloved SuperDeluxe, things will draw to a planned pause as the building becomes part of a large re-development project - such is Tokyo!

The story began in 1998 in Azabu Juban when we opened “Deluxe” - one of the first shared creative spaces in Japan.

私たちの愛するスーパーデラックスは、周辺の再開発プロジェクトに伴い、16年間の数々の思い出とともにその歴史に幕を下ろすこととなりました。それが東京。

物語の始まりは1998年、私たちは麻布十番に東京で最初とも言えるクリエイティブなシェアスペース「デラックス」をオープンさせました。

The original “Deluxe”

The original “Deluxe”

2002 saw us set up “SuperDeluxe”, a full year before Roppongi Hills opened. It quickly become an amazing creative kitchen for music, performance, art and design. 

その「デラックス」は成長を続け、2002年、六本木ヒルズがオープンする1年前に、私たちは更にグレードアップした「スーパー・デラックス」をオープンさせました

Since news broke, we have been humbled by your wonderful messages and numerous articles and posts.  James Hadfield wrote in the Japan Times:

オープン後もジャパンタイムスをはじめ、様々な反響をいただきましてありがとうございます。

“That it’s hard to imagine Tokyo without SuperDeluxe is testament to the unique place the venue has occupied within the city’s cultural landscape. When architects Klein Dytham set it up in 2002, they envisaged a place that could be something to everyone: live music venue, gallery, meeting hall, performance space and a lounge in which to enjoy the house-brewed Tokyo Ale.

SuperDeluxe - Full house: the amazing 25 person freeform "Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!"

SuperDeluxe - Full house: the amazing 25 person freeform "Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!"

“One of its early successes was PechaKucha Night, a sort of speed show-and-tell session for creative types that ended up spawning editions in more than 1,000 cities around the world. SuperDeluxe has also hosted fashion shows, screenings and exhibitions, but its contribution to the city’s music scene has perhaps been the most significant. Under the guidance of booking manager Mike Kubeck, the venue offered a home to experimental music at a time when few places would touch it. Countless luminaries from the worlds of free jazz, noise, improv and electronic music have played there over the years.

SuperDeluxe Legendary:  Morgan Fisher of Mott the Hopple with The 5,6,7,8's of Kill Bill fame

SuperDeluxe Legendary: Morgan Fisher of Mott the Hopple with The 5,6,7,8's of Kill Bill fame

Over time, the scene SuperDeluxe had helped nurture became atomized, spreading out to smaller venues inspired by its flexible, DIY ethos; it’s hard to imagine places like Soup, Forestlimit or Nanahari existing without it. Farther afield, it was a direct inspiration on Cafe Oto, London’s leading venue for experimental music.”  

You can read the full article HERE
リンク先より記事をご覧ください。

SuperDeluxe - The Noisy Hole: The inimitable Ujino and his 'Love Arm' and wipers

SuperDeluxe - The Noisy Hole: The inimitable Ujino and his 'Love Arm' and wipers

!!!The PechaKucha Phenomenon!!!
!!! From SuperDeluxe to 1,100 cities !!!

From a single one off event that gave architects and designers a chance to show and share their work with 20 images shown for 20 seconds each, SuperDeluxe was the birthplace of the PechaKucha phenomena which has speed to over 1,100 cities in 125 countries and has allowed 130,000 people take the stage and share their passions. Since the first event on 20th February 2003 SuperDeluxe has hosted an amazing 162 PechaKucha Nights. Join us for the last PechaKucha Night in SuperDeluce on 16th January. It's going to be a great party - and find out where PechaKucha Night will be moving to in Tokyo. All the details are HERE - it's another awesome set of presenters and special guests Morgan Fisher and friends will rock the house!

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建築家やデザイナーのための発表の場として企画した20スライドx20秒のプレゼンテーションイベントからすべてが始まりました。スーパーデラックスで産声をあげたこのイベントは、ペチャクチャナイトという名前で今や125カ国1100都市に広がり、13万人もの人々のクリエイティブなパッションを表現する場になりました。
2003年2月20日にスタートしたペチャクチャナイト東京は来週1月16日に162回を迎えます。是非このスーパーデラックスでの最後のペチャクチャナイトへお越しください。最後にふさわしいパーティとなるとともに、これからのペチャクチャナイト東京の行く先も発表します!
すばらしいプレゼンターの詳細についてはリンク先をご覧ください。

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