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Beyond Craft Japan

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Explore Japanese Beauty Through Materials and Craftsmanship

 

Starting in 2024, Design Shanghai features a new initiative called “Beyond Craft Japan" aimed at professionals in the architecture and interior industries as well as discerning consumers. This pavilion blends Japanese aesthetics, offering an opportunity to experience the depth and creativity of Japanese design. Visitors explore Japanese beauty through materials and craftsmanship, while also discovering new possibilities for cultural exchange between Japan and China.

2024 Participating Brands

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  • Since its establishment in Kyoto in 1949, KINPAKU-OSHI YAMAMURA has been engaged in the craft of applying gold leaf to traditional Kyoto industries (Kyoto Buddhist altars and Kyoto Buddhist artifacts) ...
  • Founded in 1953. The founder started the business in Kyoto where he would oversee numerous repair and restoration projects., and in 2018 the second generation founded the corporation. Currently, the s ...
  • Ogawa Washi boasts a history of 1,300 years and is the closest Washi production area to Edo (now Tokyo). During its peak, thousands of papermaking workshops in Ogawa produced various types of Washi pa ...
  • With a history spanning 95 years, the POLA ORBIS Group is dedicated to its philosophy of "Sensitize the world to beauty." Rooted in cutting-edge science and a profound understanding of culture and art ...
  • Sekisai inc. is a design brand based in Tokyo, Japan. We use 3D printing to create “Effective Skin” with special visual effects. Effective Skin is applied in a wide range of fields, from interior to a ...
  • Shinroku-Gama is a pottery studio located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and has been passed down through three generations. Mika Kyotani, the third-generation successor, is actively involved in the family ...