JAPAN DESIGN WEEK is a mid- to long-term project with the mission of regional revitalization through creativity. Under strong leadership, we work to create organizations that can continuously tackle new activities, generate new attractions (products/tourism), and transmit information about their region to the rest of Japan and the world. With the initiative of local governments, regions hold unique DESIGN WEEK events that take advantage of local artistic resources. The project aims to nurture talent with regional pride and love for the local community.



SCHEDULED EVENTS

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ASUKA DESIGN WEEK 2018

VENUE: Ashihara City / Takatori Town / Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture
DATE:2016.7.16日(Sat) - 2016.7.17(Sun)

The origin of Japan is Asuka. Many institutions and events began here during the Asuka Period, including the country name, constitution, architecture, urban planning, bureaucracy, currency, time, literature, diplomatic relations, female leadership, administration changes.

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JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in London 2018ロゴ画像

JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in London 2018

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MATSUYAMA DESIGN WEEK

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JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Milano 2018

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FUJISAWA DESIGN WEEK

VENUE: Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture
DATES: 2016.11.25 (Fri.)-12.18 (Sun.)

A project to foster love for the community, discover and create new attractions for the region, and inspire a bright and cheerful image of Fujisawa. Different design themes were chosen for Tsujido, Enoshima and other regions of Fujisawa. Exhibitions included “Inspired by Hokusai Manga Exhibition” with works from young creators of Fujisawa City Art Space, a super robot exhibition to enjoy technology of the future, and a talk session from New National Stadium architect Kengo Kuma.

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JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Eindhoven 2017

Location: Milan, Italy
Venue: SuperStudio
Dates: 2018.4.17 (Tues.)-4.22 (Sun.)

We are excited to announce that JAPAN DESIGN WEEK—the design festival fusing tradition with new design and transmitting Japanese craftsmanship to the world—will host an exhibition at SUPERSTUDIO during Milano Design Week, the world’s largest design festival. The exhibition aims to share Japanese craftsmanship in a variety of genres, including domestic companies, artisans, designers, etc., with the world, giving the over 1 million visitors a chance to experience Japanese design and technology first-hand.

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URESHINO DESIGN WEEK 2017

Venue: Ureshino, Saga
Dates: 2017.2.5 (Sun.)-2.12 (Sun.)

A project with continuously increasing activities full of charm and regional pride. Held in tandem with Ureshino's famous Ataka Festival, Ureshino Design Week seeks to create a new image for the region by discovering new attractions and fostering pride within the community.

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HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK -SAKURA-

Venue: Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture
DATE: 2016.4.23(Sat) - 2016.5.4(Wed)

A part of the citizen’s movement to create a new "flower" in Hirosaki, this medium- to long-term branding project involves product development and events held throughout the year. The creative program also fosters regional pride by encouraging local participation and continuously developing original content.

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HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK -RINGO-

Venue: Hirosaki city, Aomori Prefecture
Dates: 2016.10.8 (Sat.)-10.10 (Mon./Holiday)

HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK consists of events and product development activities throughout the year based in Hirosaki, Aomori. Centered around the brand-building events “SAKURA” and “RINGO,” this project is carried out by regional government and the local community under the umbrella of the Hirosaki Design Week Constortium.

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HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK -WINTER-

Venue: Hirosaki, Aomori
Dates: 2017.2.11 (Sat.)-2.12 (Sun.)

A project to gather the community together to bring the cherry blossoms to bloom early on a giant snow wall. At the “Winter Hirosaki Ideathon,” guests joined with local creators and residents to brainstorm ideas for the following year’s event. Also held was an evening soirée, where famous creators and local residents were able to talk freely while enjoying a drink in one hand.

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JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Hong Kong 2017

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Venue: Annantalo Arts Centre
Dates: 2017.9.13(Wed) - 9.17(Sun)

During one of the biggest design festivals in Scandinavian countries, Helsinki Design Week, we will participate in the event as JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Helsinki 2017. Annantalo Arts Centre, located in the heart of Helsinki city. Contents of the exhibition will be the movie of JAPAN DESIGN WEEK, held in the cities of Japan for the purpose of tourist attraction, and glowing picture paintings "Poupelle Of Chimney Town" drawn by Japanese artist, Akihiro Nishino.

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JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Helsinki 2017

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Venue: Annantalo Arts Centre
Dates: 2017.9.13(Wed) - 9.17(Sun)

During one of the biggest design festivals in Scandinavian countries, Helsinki Design Week, we will participate in the event as JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Helsinki 2017. Annantalo Arts Centre, located in the heart of Helsinki city. Contents of the exhibition will be the movie of JAPAN DESIGN WEEK, held in the cities of Japan for the purpose of tourist attraction, and glowing picture paintings "Poupelle Of Chimney Town" drawn by Japanese artist, Akihiro Nishino.

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JAPAN DESIGN WEEK in Milano 2017

Venue: Milano Triennale Design Museum (Cubo A)
Dates: 2017.4.3 (Mon.)-4.9 (Sun.)

This exhibition included HIROSAKI DESIGN WEEK’s new design project using the region’s traditional Tsugaru lacquerware, DESIGN WEEK video art focusing on regional revitalization, works from top artists paying homage to Ito Jakuchu/Sharaku/Hokusai in the “Ukiyo-e Inspired Exhibition,” the “Takumi Exhibition” by creators and creative companies scattered across Japan, a solo exhibition from female calligraphic artist ”Sisyu,” and artist Akihiro Nishino’s Poupelle of Chimney Town.

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JAPAN DESIGN WEEK Administrative Office
Mail: info@japandesignweek.jp

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