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2016

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub: My favorite of GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2016~The selected pieces from juries

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September 29(Thu) - October 23(Sun)

・The collection of the favorites chosen by the jury members ・76 members include designers, architects and journalists

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "Design Anatomy: A method for seeing the world through familiar objects"

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October 14(Fri) - January 22(Sun)

Every day, we are surrounded by an uncountable number of products in our lives. Mass produced products blending into our daily lives are something taken for granted; yet in reality, these products go through diverse processes and multiple stages, including raw material, taste, and packaging. The process of diligently deciphering each of these steps is precisely what “Design Anatomy” is all about. At this exhibition, the results of "dissections" to date are shared in addition to a new focus on five products. Furthermore, the exhibition introduces the case of dissection of familiar products as part of the educational program. This exhibition provides the opportunity to contemplate on again the relationship between society, life and design, as well as the role and potential of design itself.

Diplo Jewelry POP-UP FAIR

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September 23(Fri) - September 30(Fri)

Whitney is a female diplomat and a jewelry designer, working in both worlds as a modern professional woman. We will be showcasing her rare jewelry collection in-store for a limited time. With an appreciation for Asian aesthetics, her work is all handmade with deepest care by Japanese craftsmen. She has designed modern and simple art-like pieces by making use of traditional techniques such as engraving and hand forging. The jewelry can be worn for daily use and it has been loved by many women around the world. Please feel free to take a look during the fair.

MIDTOWN RELAX PARK 2016

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September 2(Fri) - October 2(Sun)

Our incredible open-air lounge allows you to completely enjoy an elegant urban outdoor experience, backed up with a carefully selected menu of delicious delights! A whole range of seasonal events will be held which you can participate in yoga or watch movies on our verdant green lawn, or just sit back and relish a long and comfortable fall evening.

MIDPARK LOUNGE

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September 2(Fri) - October 2(Sun)

In the verdantly green Midtown Garden a special lounge appears for a limited period only, allowing you to enjoy the "elegant urban outdoors." The lounge is operated by none other than The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, world-renowned for the incredible extent of their customer service, and proposes a carefully selected menu that strikes the perfect accompaniment to the gentle fall breeze. Enjoy a luxurious night along with a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne.

MIDPARK YOGA

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September 3(Sat) - October 1(Sat)

Our popular free yoga event allows you to recover from the exhaustion of summer, relaxing in the fall breeze while performing some much needed maintenance to body and mind. With the cooperation of Konami Sports Club and on a spreading lawn of green, each lesson is led by a different instructor and gives you to experience a different style of yoga, such as the dynamic poses of "Ashtanga Yoga" or to get back to yoga's roots with "Hatha Yoga". Furthermore, the night of Sep 15 (Thu) is a full moon. Fuyuko Kurihara will take the class that night, letting you achieve a deep state of yoga relaxation beneath the beautiful fall moon. Breathe from your core while receiving power from the large, round harvest moon, and reset the pent-up exhaustion of the summer.

MOËT MIDPARK CINEMA

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September 16(Fri) - September 25(Sun)

Not content with just an outdoor lounge, we are also bringing you a thrilling outdoor cinema! Relax on a lush lawn of greenery in the heart of Tokyo and take in a wonderful movie. Beneath the liberating fall skies you can enjoy a selection of movies that also feature Moët & Chandon in their joyful celebratory scenes, such as "The Great Gatsby", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and so on.

Washi-paper Candle Garden - TOHOKU 2016

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September 9(Fri) - September 11(Sun)

The Washi-paper Candle Garden involves people writing messages on traditional Japanese paper, lovingly created by hands by students, which is then used to create candles. Every year, the Tama University Sadayuki Murayama Seminar "Nippon-Daisuki Project” visits the regions affected by the 2011 The Great East Japan Earthquake and has the people living there write down their current feelings. This year they visited 40 cities, towns and villages in the region and produced washi-paper candles packed with the feelings from 3,000 people, flickering beautifully alongside paper created by the children of the Tohoku region.

Suntory Museum of Art / Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School

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September 10(Sat) - October 30(Sun)

Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) is regarded as the most talented of the students trained by Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828), who revived the Rimpa style in Edo. Kiitsu’s style carried on the Rimpa tradition of lavish beauty while adding vivid color contrasts, a rich design sense, and a freshness that speaks to us today. Kiitsu is thus an artist who has recently been attracting increasing attention. This long-awaited exhibition brings together his masterpieces from collections in Japan and overseas, for a rare opportunity to explore his oeuvre in full.

FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo History Museum / Exhibition of Works by Narahara Ikko, ‘Where Time Has Vanished’

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June 1(Wed) - September 30(Fri)

Narahara Ikko held his first solo exhibition Ningen no tochi (Human Land) in 1956, the year he worked, among others, with artists Ay-O (a.k.a. Takao Iijima) and Ikeda Masuo; an exhibition that generated great response and made him known as photographer to the Japanese public and the Japanese art world. Documentary photography from an individual point of view was what opened the way for new photographic expression after World War II and it was Narahara Ikko who was one of the pioneers of this style.

MIDTOWN RELAX PARK 2016

MORE INFORMATION

September 2(Fri) - October 2(Sun)

Our incredible open-air lounge allows you to completely enjoy an elegant urban outdoor experience, backed up with a carefully selected menu of delicious delights! A whole range of seasonal events will be held which you can participate in yoga or watch movies on our verdant green lawn, or just sit back and relish a long and comfortable fall evening.

MIDPARK LOUNGE

MORE INFORMATION

September 2(Fri) - October 2(Sun)

In the verdantly green Midtown Garden a special lounge appears for a limited period only, allowing you to enjoy the "elegant urban outdoors." The lounge is operated by none other than The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, world-renowned for the incredible extent of their customer service, and proposes a carefully selected menu that strikes the perfect accompaniment to the gentle fall breeze. Enjoy a luxurious night along with a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne.

MIDPARK YOGA

MORE INFORMATION

September 3(Sat) - October 1(Sat)

Our popular free yoga event allows you to recover from the exhaustion of summer, relaxing in the fall breeze while performing some much needed maintenance to body and mind. With the cooperation of Konami Sports Club and on a spreading lawn of green, each lesson is led by a different instructor and gives you to experience a different style of yoga, such as the dynamic poses of "Ashtanga Yoga" or to get back to yoga's roots with "Hatha Yoga". Furthermore, the night of Sep 15 (Thu) is a full moon. Fuyuko Kurihara will take the class that night, letting you achieve a deep state of yoga relaxation beneath the beautiful fall moon. Breathe from your core while receiving power from the large, round harvest moon, and reset the pent-up exhaustion of the summer.

MOËT MIDPARK CINEMA

MORE INFORMATION

September 16(Fri) - September 25(Sun)

Not content with just an outdoor lounge, we are also bringing you a thrilling outdoor cinema! Relax on a lush lawn of greenery in the heart of Tokyo and take in a wonderful movie. Beneath the liberating fall skies you can enjoy a selection of movies that also feature Moët & Chandon in their joyful celebratory scenes, such as "The Great Gatsby", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and so on.

Washi-paper Candle Garden - TOHOKU 2016

MORE INFORMATION

September 9(Fri) - September 11(Sun)

The Washi-paper Candle Garden involves people writing messages on traditional Japanese paper, lovingly created by hands by students, which is then used to create candles. Every year, the Tama University Sadayuki Murayama Seminar "Nippon-Daisuki Project” visits the regions affected by the 2011 The Great East Japan Earthquake and has the people living there write down their current feelings. This year they visited 40 cities, towns and villages in the region and produced washi-paper candles packed with the feelings from 3,000 people, flickering beautifully alongside paper created by the children of the Tohoku region.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub: My favorite of GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2016~The selected pieces from juries

MORE INFORMATION

September 29(Thu) - October 23(Sun)

・The collection of the favorites chosen by the jury members ・76 members include designers, architects and journalists

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "Design Anatomy: A method for seeing the world through familiar objects"

MORE INFORMATION

October 14(Fri) - January 22(Sun)

Every day, we are surrounded by an uncountable number of products in our lives. Mass produced products blending into our daily lives are something taken for granted; yet in reality, these products go through diverse processes and multiple stages, including raw material, taste, and packaging. The process of diligently deciphering each of these steps is precisely what “Design Anatomy” is all about. At this exhibition, the results of "dissections" to date are shared in addition to a new focus on five products. Furthermore, the exhibition introduces the case of dissection of familiar products as part of the educational program. This exhibition provides the opportunity to contemplate on again the relationship between society, life and design, as well as the role and potential of design itself.

Suntory Museum of Art / Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School

MORE INFORMATION

September 10(Sat) - October 30(Sun)

Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) is regarded as the most talented of the students trained by Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828), who revived the Rimpa style in Edo. Kiitsu’s style carried on the Rimpa tradition of lavish beauty while adding vivid color contrasts, a rich design sense, and a freshness that speaks to us today. Kiitsu is thus an artist who has recently been attracting increasing attention. This long-awaited exhibition brings together his masterpieces from collections in Japan and overseas, for a rare opportunity to explore his oeuvre in full.

FUJIFILM SQUARE Photo History Museum / Exhibition of Works by Narahara Ikko, ‘Where Time Has Vanished’

MORE INFORMATION

June 1(Wed) - September 30(Fri)

Narahara Ikko held his first solo exhibition Ningen no tochi (Human Land) in 1956, the year he worked, among others, with artists Ay-O (a.k.a. Takao Iijima) and Ikeda Masuo; an exhibition that generated great response and made him known as photographer to the Japanese public and the Japanese art world. Documentary photography from an individual point of view was what opened the way for new photographic expression after World War II and it was Narahara Ikko who was one of the pioneers of this style.

Diplo Jewelry POP-UP FAIR

MORE INFORMATION

September 23(Fri) - September 30(Fri)

Whitney is a female diplomat and a jewelry designer, working in both worlds as a modern professional woman. We will be showcasing her rare jewelry collection in-store for a limited time. With an appreciation for Asian aesthetics, her work is all handmade with deepest care by Japanese craftsmen. She has designed modern and simple art-like pieces by making use of traditional techniques such as engraving and hand forging. The jewelry can be worn for daily use and it has been loved by many women around the world. Please feel free to take a look during the fair.

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