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Reprint edition of a classical Mitsuya cider

Asahi Soft drinks will release a reprint edition of Mitsuya Cider on March 27th. The design and recipe are based on Mitsuya Cider which was sold in 1969. Mitsuya Cider is the oldest Japanese non-alcoholic cider first sold in 1884. It is a natural drinks without preservatives or artificial flavors.

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L’eau D’issey Pour Homme

Issey Miyake will release “L’eau d’issey pour homme” on April 22nd in Japan.  The theme is “A trip to the lagoon”.  It was created by perfumer Jacques Cavallier.  Yuzu and mandarin are used for the top notes, cardamon and sage for the middle notes, and vetiver and ambergris for the base notes. via: excite/ism

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“For those who continue to live…” by Tadao Ando

“For those who continue to live…100 million people are supporting” By Tadao Ando. via Translated by I never imagined this situation where everything dissapered at once, phisically and mentally, in such a large area. This is different from the great Kobe earthquake in 1995 in which damages were made in the urban areas. I just can’t think of a word to give to those who were hit by the earthquake. All we can do is to support them. It is, of course, important that we stand up as a country, but our country doesn’t have so much money. So each of us has to support them. In addition … Continue reading

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“Please help Japan” by Tokujin Yoshioka

Japanese product designer Tokujin Yoshioka sent this letter together with the video. ———————————- Dear friends, As you may already have known, Japan was hit by the largest earthquake ever recorded on Friday, March 11th. The huge quake and devastating tsunami has left the overwhelming damage to the country and we are still facing this terrifying conditions. As I have received the message from all over the world, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation for your warmest concerns. This is the time for us to think what we can really do. I have thought what I could do now, at this moment. I believe that … Continue reading

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The Norwegian Wood Poster Competition

    The motion picture adapation of Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s novel “Norwegian Wood” will be released on March 11.  UK based website Don’t Panic is running this competition. The top 10 posters will be shown at London’s Curzon Soho gallery from March 4-25. The winner will be chosen by a panel that includes director Trần Anh Hùng, Curzon Soho and well-known film poster designers All City. Other prizes for the winning poster include: a signed Norwegian Wood poster, a Murakami library, a CD soundtrack, a limited edition Stanley Donwood print and the chance to have your artwork distributed in Don’t Panic packs nationwide.   The competition closes February 28. … Continue reading

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One of our sponsors, | limited releases by independent creators, has started Christmas sales. Currently, Japanese products “Gumhook” and “Animal rubber bands” are 15-30% off, and they are planning to add new products on the list day by day until the end of the year.

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PechaKucha night for Haiti

“PechaKucha Night”, which was originally started in Japan, now has a network that covers 280 cities around the world. “PechaKucha”They decided to organize a charity event “Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti” and raise money for donation on February 20th, 2010. By using Ustream, each city will give a 10 minute presentation. The entrance fee for this event will be donated to Haiti. PechaKucha Night PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its … Continue reading

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Issey Miyake concept store designed by Nendo

Japanese design studio Nendo have designed a concept store for Issey Miyake, which is called 24 Issey Miyake. The concept stores will open this month in Tokyo. via:

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EU-Japan Design Competition

Following the success of last year’s second EU-Japan Design Competition, the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan is pleased to announce the launch of the 2008 edition of this contest for designers and design students between 18 and 30 years of age who reside in Japan. Organised in close cooperation with the EU member states’ embassies and cultural institutes, the competition also receives the support of Japanese institutions like the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organisation (JIDPO) and Japan Industrial Designers’ Association (JIDA). This annual competition aims to promote EU-Japan cooperation in the area of design and to raise awareness in Japan about European design and educational opportunities in Europe. … Continue reading

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Japanese Design

We decided to start a blog about Japanese design since it doesn’t look like there are many blogs about Japanese design. Japanese design is getting lots of attention in the international scene, and we hope that this blog will contribute to understanding of Japanse design.

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