Modern and Traditional Design From Across Japan Converges at the d47 Museum

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all photos by oji masanori © spoon & tamago | click to enlarge

Japan is comprised of 47 prefectures, each with their own unique tradition of food and craft. And thanks to a new exhibition at the d47 Museum you can now get a flavor for design from across Japan under a single roof. Lined throughout the Design Bussan 2014 exhibition space are 47 tables that – you guessed it – represent each prefecture. And on display are carefully selected prime examples of both traditional craft but also craft that’s been merged with contemporary design. The result is an all-encompassing view of how Japanese design sensibilities are evolving.

The exhibition, curated by D&DEPARTMENT Inc.’s president Kenmei Nagaoka, runs through October 19, 2014. It’s located on the 8th floor of the Hikarie department store in Shibuya.

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d47 museum design bussan japan

d47 museum design bussan japan

d47 museum design bussan japan

we spotted the washi paper from kochi prefecture that artist cyoko tamai uses in her work!

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JICON ceramics designed by oji masanori

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We loved this Capime Dripper by Shiro Hamanaka. Unfortunately it was sold out.

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d47 museum design bussan japan

d47 museum design bussan japan

We were also pleasantly surprised to find this funazushi packaging design we wrote about 4 years ago.

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d47 museum design bussan japan

d47 museum design bussan japan

All the sake looked amazing. We wanted to drink it all.

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FUTAGAMI bottle openers by Oji Masanori

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d47 museum design bussan japan

2 Comments

  1. Do you know if there’s a exhibition book that can be purchased in English? Google translate didn’t translate the whole page of the exhibition link.

  2. I’ve been there two times.
    I loved it. Thank you for the info.
    It made me want to go back to all the regions I’ve been in Japan and to discover new ones!
    Also you can buy some articles at the shop.
    Cheers!

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