Setagaya Culture Life Information Center, Seikatsu-Kobo - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Setagaya Culture Life Information Center, Seikatsu-Kobo. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Living Design Museum 2017

    Living Design Museum 2017

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    • Media: Product - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-09-18 - 2017-10-15

    A exhibition about how household appliance design has been changing our lives since the 1950s. More »

  • poster for Creole Japan Travel - Folk songs by anonymous singers

    Creole Japan Travel - Folk songs by anonymous singers

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    • Media: Video and Film - Sound - Talks
    • 2017-06-17 - 2017-07-23

    “Singing traveler” Mio Matsuda introduces a range of traditional folk songs discovered on her travels through Brazil, Hawaii and Japan. As author of the CD book “Creole Japan,” Matsuda uses the word...More »

  • poster for Days Japan Photography Exhibition 2017: Living on the Earth, Creating a Future

    Days Japan Photography Exhibition 2017: Living on the Earth, Creating a Future

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-06-11

    Days Japan established the “Days International Photojournalism Grand Prize” in 2005. As Japan’s first ever high-profile photojournalism award, the internationally acclaimed competition evaluates work from...More »

  • poster for Fashion and Festivity 1: Journeys of Red

    Fashion and Festivity 1: Journeys of Red

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    • 2017-04-05 - 2017-05-14

    The color red is an integral part of life in Japan. Since ancient times it has had lucky and celebratory meanings and remains a symbol of the beauty and richness of traditional Japanese culture. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Shimatsu wo Kaku Exhibition

    Shimatsu wo Kaku Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation - Video and Film - Performance Art - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-03-26

    The artist group “Shimatsu wo Kaku” led by playwright Daisuke Kishii presents 51 days of exhibits and performances by artists and actors with perspectives on lifestyles.More »

  • poster for Japonder 2016 - Becoming a Lion

    Japonder 2016 - Becoming a Lion

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    • Media: Crafts - Video and Film
    • 2016-10-07 - 2016-11-13

    What are overseas students studying in Japan? What are their thoughts and feelings of being in Japan? Japonder attempts to touch upon leading international research and social issues through overseas students...More »

  • poster for Days Japan 2016 - Living on This Earth - Making the Future of this World

    Days Japan 2016 - Living on This Earth - Making the Future of this World

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-05-28 - 2016-06-19

    The Days Japan “Days International Photo Journalism Award” is globally acclaimed for its recognition of reverence of nature and humanity and its respect to the position of victims. This year has seen a...More »

  • poster for Made in Occupied Japan 1947-1952

    Made in Occupied Japan 1947-1952

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2016-03-26 - 2016-04-17

    In the period between 1947-1952 as the free market was opened in Japan under American occupation, GHQ managed the production of products in the country and exported goods under the stamp of “Made in Occupied...More »

  • poster for It’s About Time

    It’s About Time

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2016-03-05 - 2016-03-21

    In today’s modern world we live by the clock and the calendar. Tracing the rhythms of this planet and the varied rhythms produced by the life forms living here, this exhibition considers the diverse and...More »

  • poster for The Triangle of Sangenjaya

    The Triangle of Sangenjaya

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2016-01-30 - 2016-02-28

    Exploring the distinct identity and history of Sangenjaya through architecture and customs, taking a snapshot of an area steeped in time. [Related Event] Talk Event “Setagaya Local Walks” Date:...More »

  • poster for Washi no Ito – The Japanese Paper Fashions of Koji Hamai

    Washi no Ito – The Japanese Paper Fashions of Koji Hamai

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts
    • 2015-12-26 - 2016-01-24

    Japanese washi paper, an indispensible part of Japanese style and life, can also produce clothing. Fashion designer Koji Hamai draws on cutting-edge materials and the knowledge of washi experts in his...More »

  • poster for Shigeru Ban “Paper Tube Structure and Disaster Relief Projects”

    Shigeru Ban “Paper Tube Structure and Disaster Relief Projects”

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2015-11-28 - 2015-12-20

    One the key characteristics of architect Shigeru Ban is his ability to utilize everyday familiar materials, such as paper tubes and forge them into unique structures and building processes. From “Paper...More »

  • poster for Casa Project

    Casa Project

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    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-10-20

    Featuring the work of Houko, recent winner of the Setagaya Art Award, recycling unused umbrellas into bags and accessories through the Casa Project. [Related Event] Workshop Disused Umbrella Remake Date:...More »

  • poster for “The Craft of the 7 Seas - Vol. 6 - The Indian Ocean and Sumba Island

    “The Craft of the 7 Seas - Vol. 6 - The Indian Ocean and Sumba Island

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts - Talks
    • 2015-08-28 - 2015-10-04

    Continuing the voyage across the world’s seven seas, in this volume we arrive at the Indonesian island of Sumba and examine the traditional weaving techniques of ikat and other textiles. Through the rich...More »

  • poster for Tanama  “From the A-bomb Epicenter to Setagaya - 70 Summers On”

    Tanama “From the A-bomb Epicenter to Setagaya - 70 Summers On”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2015-08-05 - 2015-08-09

    Sasebo, Nagasaki born photographer Tanama has for 3 years now joined with the Setagaya Friendship Association, a group of A-bomb victims living in Setagaya, and here unveils a series of 50 portraits of...More »

  • poster for The Picture Book Illustrations of Koshiro Hata—I am an Alien

    The Picture Book Illustrations of Koshiro Hata—I am an Alien

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Talks
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-08-21

    “I am an Alien” was a picture book designed to introduce children to the fascinating world of the universe , filled with stars, planets and comical conversations. [Related Event] Talk “The Stories...More »

  • poster for Days Japan Photography Exhibition 2015

    Days Japan Photography Exhibition 2015

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2015-05-29 - 2015-06-21

    Japan’s leading Photo Journalism magazine “Days Japan” unveils winning works from the Days International Photo Journalism Award from the tragedies of Gaza, the scares of Ebola and conflict in Ukraine,...More »

  • poster for Setagaya Art Market - Tsunagari 2015

    Setagaya Art Market - Tsunagari 2015

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    • Media: Illustration - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Product
    • 2015-04-04 - 2015-04-19

    Now in its 23rd volume Setagaya Art Flea market returns with another platform of encounters with the work from 10 artists from around the world. Venue: Seikatsu Koubou Gallery 3FMore »

  • poster for The Wonderland of Beech Forest Zones

    The Wonderland of Beech Forest Zones

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    • Media: Illustration - Product
    • 2015-02-27 - 2015-03-16

    Beech tree forests are to be found in East Asia, Northern Europe and Northern America and amongst these East Japan has the biggest natural beech forest where one can still catch a primal sense of the early...More »

  • poster for Sheep and Hands - Clothing and their Makers - A Way of Life

    Sheep and Hands - Clothing and their Makers - A Way of Life

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2015-01-10 - 2015-02-15

    Artist Takehiko Sanada explores the cultures which have evolved around wool in Japan and introduces the work of craftspeople in this field. [Related Event] Talk Event February 15(Sun) 14:30-16:00 Venue...More »

  • poster for Unleashing Time vol.1 - Screening + Workshop

    Unleashing Time vol.1 - Screening + Workshop

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2014-12-21 - 2014-12-23

    Releasing time from its form seen in clocks and calendars this series of events allows audiences to sense a different flow of time. Time Field Workshop vol. 1 “Light a Long Night with a Torch” Date:...More »

  • poster for Days Japan Photography Exhibition 2014

    Days Japan Photography Exhibition 2014

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-11-28 - 2014-12-15

    In an exhibition of award winning works selected for the Days International Photo Journalism Prize, an array of leading photography questions what we may do in the face of global issues facing the world...More »

  • poster for Mods Suits and Youfuku no Namiki

    Mods Suits and Youfuku no Namiki

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-11-14 - 2014-12-23

    In 1960s Britain Mods brought music and fashion together in a unique form, iconified by the three button suit jacket. Youfuku no Namiki is a tailor shop based in Umegaoka specializing in tailor made Mod...More »

  • poster for The Sea of Okhost and the Irga of Uilta

    The Sea of Okhost and the Irga of Uilta

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts - Video and Film
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-11-03

    The “Seven Seas and Crafts” series introduces the handicrafts of peoples living near oceans. The fifth exhibition presents Irga designs by the Uilta people, who reside on Russia’s Sakhalin Island on the...More »

  • poster for Setagaya Design Project Exhibition

    Setagaya Design Project Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Crafts
    • 2014-09-06 - 2014-09-28

    Setagaya Design Project is the new work of the popular creator of “Shibusan,” winner of the 3rd “Hisho” Setagaya Art Award in the Lifestyle Design category. Produced by Setagaya Ward factories and labs...More »

  • Setagaya Folklore Graphic

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2014-07-18 - 2014-08-31

    Graphic designers present their interpretations of folktales from Setagaya. [Related Event] Children’s Summer Workshop “Let’s Make a Book with Original Stamps!” Date: Aug. 9 (Sat) 10:00–12:00 Participants:...More »

  • poster for Words and Photographs - Seeds of Memory - Fukushima-Tokyo

    Words and Photographs - Seeds of Memory - Fukushima-Tokyo

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-05-23 - 2014-06-08

    3 years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake this exhibition offers a space to the thoughts, words and photographs of those who once lived in Fukushima. Venue: WorkshopB(4F) / Seikatsu Kobo Gallery(3F) [Related...More »

  • poster for Take a Break with Japanese Tea in Sangenjaya

    Take a Break with Japanese Tea in Sangenjaya

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    • 2014-04-25 - 2014-05-18

    Tea has been a source of relaxation and enjoyment in Japan ever since its arrival from China 1300 years ago. An exploration of the many aspects of tea provides insights into the culture and mentality of...More »

  • poster for Paper Flowers That Bloom in the Land of Yellow Earth

    Paper Flowers That Bloom in the Land of Yellow Earth

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-02-28 - 2014-03-16

    China’s Shaanxi Yanchuan region, located in the Loess Plateau, extends from the source of the Yellow River to its central region. Many of its people live in cave homes called Yaodong. On New Year’s Eve,...More »

  • poster for “The Craft of the 7 Seas - Vol. 4 - The Gulf of Guinea and the Adire of the Yoruba People”

    “The Craft of the 7 Seas - Vol. 4 - The Gulf of Guinea and the Adire of the Yoruba People”

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-02-23

    In the 4th volume in this series introducing the lifestyles of people living upon the sea through craft a special feature is given to the Yoruba people, who live mainly around the Nigerian region of the...More »

  • poster for Takehiko Sanada Exhibition

    Takehiko Sanada Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Talks
    • 2013-12-20 - 2014-01-19

    With the theme “to gather,” this exhibition of prefab coats made from rice by the clothing artist Takehiko Sanada is an opportunity to think about what it means to truly live richly. [Related Event] Talk...More »

  • poster for Design For Celebrational Gatherings

    Design For Celebrational Gatherings

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2013-12-20 - 2014-01-19

    Held at the same time as Takehiko Sanada’s rice clothing exhibition, this exhibition presents straw and straw paper New Year’s decorations made by young creators working in clothing, carving, dyeing, packaging,...More »

  • poster for 3rd “Hisho” Setagaya Art Awards Lifestyle Design Exhibition: Made in Shibuya

    3rd “Hisho” Setagaya Art Awards Lifestyle Design Exhibition: Made in Shibuya

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    • Media: Product
    • 2013-10-11 - 2013-10-27

    The “Hisho” Setagaya Art Awards were established to support young artists working in the fields of next-generation culture and art. The winner of last year’s Lifestyle Design Category was the “Shibusan...More »

  • poster for Japonder 10

    Japonder 10

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-10-06

    The title “Japonder” comes from “Japon” (French for Japan) and “ponder,” a coinage invented by the first group of student participants. This year’s program features presentations and exhibitions by students...More »

  • poster for Rei Ricketts “Bag, All Right!”

    Rei Ricketts “Bag, All Right!”

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    • Media: Product
    • 2013-07-17 - 2013-08-25

    An exhibition of cute, humorous bags from bag artist Rei Ricketts, presenting a collection promising to raise smiles and emotions. Venue: Seikatsu-Kobo Gallery 3FMore »

  • poster for 15 Years of Lifestyle Design: The Ordinary and the Extraordinary

    15 Years of Lifestyle Design: The Ordinary and the Extraordinary

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    • Media: Photography - Product - Performance Art
    • 2013-03-15 - 2013-04-01

    With perspectives from both those living in Setagaya Ward and around the world, this event asks what is needed for a comfortable life amid the myriad of global environmental and societal issues.More »

  • poster for 14 Years Old Dress

    14 Years Old Dress

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2013-02-09 - 2013-02-24

    Textiles workshop and exhibition about designing your own dress.More »

  • poster for Days Japan: Living on Earth, Making the Future

    Days Japan: Living on Earth, Making the Future

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2013-01-20 - 2013-02-03

    Features photography from a contest presented by the magazine Days Japan.More »

  • poster for "Traditional Japanese Food" Exhibition

    "Traditional Japanese Food" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2012-11-23 - 2013-01-14

    This exhibition focuses on the activities of a group based in the Shonai region who explore its traditional food culture, crops, and Buddhist vegetarian (shojin) cuisine, executing cultural exchange projects...More »

  • poster for Atelier Bravo Exhibition

    Atelier Bravo Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2012-10-13 - 2012-11-18

    This exhibition features paintings and illustrations produced at Atelier Bravo.More »

  • poster for Atelier Jiwa Exhibition

    Atelier Jiwa Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting
    • 2012-07-29 - 2012-09-02

    Works by artist group Jiwa and pieces produced in collaboration with local elementary school students.More »

  • poster for "Turkish Igne Oya and the Mediterranean Sea" Exhibition

    "Turkish Igne Oya and the Mediterranean Sea" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-06-24 - 2012-07-22

    This exhibition showcases Turkish "Igne Oya" needlelace work from the collection of Ikumi Nonaka, who runs the traditional Turkish craft shop Mifuri in the seaside town of Antalya.More »

  • Masayuki Nishie "Strange Land"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-05-25 - 2012-06-17

    First large-scale photography exhibition by Masayuki Nishie inspired by his extensive research and travels in Africa, the Arab world, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, and Papua New Guinea.More »

  • poster for "Elegant Colors and Motifs from the Edo Period" Exhibition

    "Elegant Colors and Motifs from the Edo Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2012-04-07 - 2012-05-20

    This exhibition introduces visitors to the elegance of Japan's traditional colors.More »

  • poster for "14 Year Old Dresses" Exhibition

    "14 Year Old Dresses" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-03-24 - 2012-04-01

    On display are photos of dresses made during a design workshop aimed at 14 year-olds.More »

  • poster for "I'm so sleepy" Exhibition

    "I'm so sleepy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Party - Talks
    • 2012-03-02 - 2012-03-18
  • poster for "Setagaya 100 Years from Now" Exhibition

    "Setagaya 100 Years from Now" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2012-02-03 - 2012-02-26

    On display are videos, paintings and sound pieces by 7 artists that envision Setagaya in 100 years from now.More »

  • poster for "Celebratory Japanese Rituals: Wrapping, Tying, Folding" Exhibition

    "Celebratory Japanese Rituals: Wrapping, Tying, Folding" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-12-23 - 2012-01-29

    Second part of a series of exhibitions showcasing origami and other paper crafts given and presented at a variety of occasions throughout the year.More »

  • poster for "Hand Work and the 7 Seas: the Arctic Sea and Inuit Wall Hangings" Exhibition

    "Hand Work and the 7 Seas: the Arctic Sea and Inuit Wall Hangings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-11-12 - 2011-12-18

    Features wall hangings from the collection of the Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, alongside sewing and fishing tools and other lifestyle items, alongside videos introducing the society and culture...More »

  • poster for Taki Tamada Exhibition

    Taki Tamada Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-10-14 - 2011-10-16

    On display are works by the cardboard sculptor Taki Tamada that were produced during workshops held this summer.More »

  • poster for "Family Portraits" Exhibition

    "Family Portraits" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-10-09 - 2011-11-06

    On display are family portraits taken by eight photography studios located in Setagaya.More »

  • poster for "Boojil's Colorful World" Exhibition

    "Boojil's Colorful World" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Talks
    • 2011-08-19 - 2011-09-11

    On display are travel-themed illustrations, manga and essays.More »

  • poster for "Digital Day Vol. 6" Exhibition

    "Digital Day Vol. 6" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2011-08-09 - 2011-08-14

    On display are new Surrealist works by 10 artists created using computer technology.More »

  • poster for "The Heart of Japan through Washi Paper" Exhibition

    "The Heart of Japan through Washi Paper" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-08-14

    This exhibition showcases paper dolls, decorative paper adorned with summer motifs and patterns, and other crafts and objects that embody a distinctive Japanese aesthetic informed by the four seasons.More »

  • poster for "Kids Workshops 2011"

    "Kids Workshops 2011"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-07-09 - 2011-08-28

    A variety of kids workshops including sessions on product design, food, the science of images, and more.More »

  • poster for "Design: From Materials and the Physical/Considering the Future of Product Design" Talk Event

    "Design: From Materials and the Physical/Considering the Future of Product Design" Talk Event

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2011-06-25 - 2011-07-02

    Two talk events on design and products in tangent with the current "Stack-ing Design" exhibition. See the official website for further details.More »

  • poster for "Stack-ing Design" Exhibition

    "Stack-ing Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2011-06-16 - 2011-07-12

    The art of stacking things, as seen in traditional Japanese wooden craft techniques, has long been a key component of knowledge used to make life richer and more pleasant. This exhibition, produced in...More »

  • poster for "Record Sleeve Collecting: The Allure of Sleeve Design" Exhibition

    "Record Sleeve Collecting: The Allure of Sleeve Design" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Product - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2011-04-10 - 2011-05-08

    Explores the trend for buying record sleeves purely for their design, without any relation to the music on the record or CD. It features a documentary on the subject, plus selected record and CD sleeves...More »

  • poster for "Prayer Design: Miki no kuchi" Exhibition

    "Prayer Design: Miki no kuchi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-12-18 - 2011-02-06

    On display are slender wooden "miki no kuchi" implements that are used to adorn flasks of wine offered to the gods.More »

  • poster for Makoto Ozu Exhibiton

    Makoto Ozu Exhibiton

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-07-18 - 2010-08-22

    Exhibition by cross-stitch designer Makoto Ozu featuring embroidered insects, sports cars and more. Related events and talks also scheduled. See website for details.More »

  • poster for "Design for Lefty" Exhibition

    "Design for Lefty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2010-07-01 - 2010-07-14

    This exhibition by the young design firm Delibab features design solutions to the problem of making products that can be used easily even by left-handed people.More »

  • poster for "Orissa Odissi" Exhibition

    "Orissa Odissi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Crafts
    • 2010-05-27 - 2010-06-13

    Orissa is an old coastal city off the Bay of Bengal that is home to countless historic ruined temples, including the Konark Sun Temple, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Curated by Masako Ono,...More »

  • poster for "Tingatinga Art from Tanzania" Exhibition

    "Tingatinga Art from Tanzania" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-28 - 2010-05-21

    The Republic of Tanzania, whose Tokyo embassy is located in Kami-Yoga in Setagaya ward, is a country blessed with a rich natural environment and several wildlife protection areas. This exhibition features...More »

  • poster for Setagaya Art Flea Market Vol. 13

    Setagaya Art Flea Market Vol. 13

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2010-04-24 - 2010-04-25

    13th installment of the lively and popular art flea market. See website for details.More »

  • poster for Seikatsu-Kobo Poster Exhibition

    Seikatsu-Kobo Poster Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2010-04-01 - 2010-04-20

    Exhibition of posters for events held at Seikatsu-Kobo in 2009.More »

  • poster for "Sister Cities Exchange: Bunbury Citizens' Photography" Exhibition

    "Sister Cities Exchange: Bunbury Citizens' Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-03-18 - 2010-03-29

    On display are photographs taken by citizens and children from Bunbury, Australia, sister city to Setagaya ward, Tokyo.More »

  • poster for Takehiko Sanada "Setagayan Project '10 Vol. 3: I'm Home"

    Takehiko Sanada "Setagayan Project '10 Vol. 3: I'm Home"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-02-27 - 2010-03-14

    Since 2007, the Setagayan Project has been distributing cotton seeds to residents that can be grown on condominium verandahs, on the terraces of homes, and in gardens. For 2010, clothing works created...More »

  • poster for "Electric Formula Car Workshop for Middle School Students" Exhibition

    "Electric Formula Car Workshop for Middle School Students" Exhibition

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    • 2010-02-03 - 2010-02-22

    Exhibition showcasing the results of three hands-on environmentally conscious workshops involving hybrid and electric cars. On display are photos showing participants studying energy systems and putting...More »

  • poster for "Eating Time" Exhibition

    "Eating Time" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2009-11-21 - 2009-12-20

    Time often makes food taste better. Tastiness is not only achieved through fresh ingredients and good cooking skills. This exhibition presents the life of preserved foods prepared in Taimagura, a location...More »

  • poster for "Dissasemble -What's Inside Home Electronics?"

    "Dissasemble -What's Inside Home Electronics?"

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    • Media: Product
    • 2009-10-10 - 2009-11-15

    Laptop computers, DVD recorders, vacuum cleaners and microwave ovens. This exhibition will allow visitors to look at the insides of such home electronics to understand their mechanisms from a scientific...More »

  • poster for "Forests_Living" Exhibition

    "Forests_Living" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2009-07-28 - 2009-08-09

    "Forests_living" points to living forests, living with forests and a "living room" for conversing about forests. Participants to this exhibition are all people who live with the forests. The spaces filled...More »

  • "Introduction to commercial space design history ver. 2.0 : Is interior design evolving?" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-07-19 - 2009-07-19

    With the returning of Nobuo Moriya from Europe at the beginning of the 20th century along with rapid economic development and a rush of construction work in the '50s, interior design in Japan experienced...More »

  • poster for Cochae "Kami-nication!"

    Cochae "Kami-nication!"

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-07-10 - 2009-07-29

    The cute expressions of origami unit Cochae's work revive in us the primordial pleasure of transforming a flat surface into a three dimensional shape. From the earliest "Collage Origami" show in 2003 prepared...More »

  • poster for "New Lifestyle Design -The Present and Future of Usability-" Exhibition

    "New Lifestyle Design -The Present and Future of Usability-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Talks
    • 2009-06-20 - 2009-07-05

    Contemporary life is filled with things that are beautifully designed and also functional and easy-to-use. The recent inclusion of elements related to the environment, health and safety is, however, changing...More »

  • poster for "The Döbling District Photography Exhibition"

    "The Döbling District Photography Exhibition"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-05-28 - 2009-06-14

    Setagaya has a sister-city relationship with the Döbling district in Vienna, Austria and this year marks the 25th anniversary of the relationship. This exhibition showcases photographs taken by a group...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Setagaya Line Story" Exhibition

    "Tokyo Setagaya Line Story" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2009-05-10 - 2009-05-24

    The Tokyu Setagaya Line was originally a branch line of the former Tamagawa Denki Tetsudo's Tamagawa Line, aka Tama-den. The Tokyu Setagaya Line started operating on May 11th, 1969, and this year marks...More »

  • poster for Setagaya Art Flea Market Vol. 11

    Setagaya Art Flea Market Vol. 11

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2009-04-25 - 2009-04-26

    Setagaya Art Flea Market is a place to get to know more about the Setagaya ward. This is the 11th installation showcasing a wide range of works created by local artists.More »

  • poster for "Setagaya Art Flea Market Connection 2009" Exhibition

    "Setagaya Art Flea Market Connection 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Crafts
    • 2009-04-16 - 2009-04-26

    This exhibition is a promotional event for the Setagaya Art Flea Market Vol. 11 to be held at Carrot Tower on April 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun). On display are illustrations, objects, photographs and T-shirts...More »

  • poster for "Setagaya Art Flea Market Connection 2009" Exhibition

    "Setagaya Art Flea Market Connection 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Product - Ceramics
    • 2009-04-16 - 2009-04-26

    This exhibition accompanies the "Setagaya Art Flea Market vol.11" to be held on April 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun) on the 3rd to the 5th floors of Carrot Tower. A wide range of works created by local creators...More »

  • poster for Takehiko Sanada "Setagayan Project '09 Vol.2 'Cotton Garden'"

    Takehiko Sanada "Setagayan Project '09 Vol.2 'Cotton Garden'"

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-03-08 - 2009-03-22

    This exhibition is a presentation of field projects conducted by fashion designer Takehiko Sanada, who explored the "wealth of the heart" through garments. "Making a Yarn Forest" workshop presented...More »

  • poster for "Touching the Images" Exhibition

    "Touching the Images" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-02-06 - 2009-02-15

    For many people, "pictures" used to only refer to photographs that are taken with a film camera, but nowadays, "pictures" exist in wide-ranging forms, from digital photography, cell phone pictures, to...More »

  • poster for Itami International Crafts Exhibition

    Itami International Crafts Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2009-01-17 - 2009-01-31

    The Museum of Arts & Crafts in Itami, a center of sake production, holds biannual exhibitions of jewelry, sake vessels and tables. In 2008, the museum focused on sake vessels and received submissions...More »

  • poster for "Fonts Found in Setagaya" Exhibition

    "Fonts Found in Setagaya" Exhibition

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-01-10 - 2009-02-01

    Walking around a typical neighborhood, all sorts of fonts used for store signs, posters and maps can be seen. How much do we know about the fonts surrounding us, and what type of fonts are used in Setagaya?...More »

  • poster for "Tamana Araki & The Seven Colors of Mexico" Exhibition

    "Tamana Araki & The Seven Colors of Mexico" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Installation - Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-12-04 - 2008-12-14

    Mexico is filled with a joy of life. Even death, "muerte," is considered as an "amigo." Sustainable lifestyle is rooted in their culture. For example, they use maguey, the ingredient of tequila, and nopal...More »

  • poster for "Miyakojima Nature Activity 2008" Exhibition

    "Miyakojima Nature Activity 2008" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-10-31 - 2008-11-28

    Things found on this beautiful island of Miyakojima - the friendship city of Setagaya Ward. 26 children from Setagaya and Miyakojima spent time on the island, absorbing the beautiful culture and environment....More »

  • poster for "Motteku-ten"

    "Motteku-ten"

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    • Media: Product - Party - Talks
    • 2008-10-08 - 2008-10-26

    What do you take with you when you go out with kids? It probably depends on the occasion. This exhibition features items by 10 groups of designers, who have come up with things you will always want...More »

  • poster for "Japonder 5" Exhibition

    "Japonder 5" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2008-09-27 - 2008-10-03

    The exhibition title "Japonder" comes from "Japon" (French for Japan) and "ponder", a coinage invented by the first group of students to participate in this exhibition. The show features a variety of works...More »

  • poster for Setagaya Art Flea Market Vol. 10

    Setagaya Art Flea Market Vol. 10

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    • Media: Crafts - Party
    • 2008-09-20 - 2008-09-21

    10th Setagaya Art Flea Market showcasing items created by 80 groups of creators from the Setagaya community. Workshops are also scheduled. More »

  • poster for "Right Dog" Exhibition

    "Right Dog" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-09-11 - 2008-09-24

    In Japan, it is mandatory for dog owners to register their dogs at the city office. This is regulated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare under the Rabies Prevention Law. At the time of registration,...More »

  • "Digital Day" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2008-08-26 - 2008-08-31

    Computer graphics work by a group of artists in their 40s to 60s. This is their 3rd exhibition. More »

  • poster for "Children's Games: Picture Books Exhibition"

    "Children's Games: Picture Books Exhibition"

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2008-08-02 - 2008-09-07

    This exhibition presents Kenji Matsuda's original illustrations from the picture book "Darumasan ga koronda!" (literally translated as "the Darma doll fell down") which has been published in Japanese,...More »

  • poster for Kunihiko Katsumata "Dwelling"

    Kunihiko Katsumata "Dwelling"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-07-03 - 2008-07-27

    "Shaseijutsu" is a series of exhibition featuring works by emerging photographers from Setagaya. The second edition of the series features Kunihiko Katsumata. His work captures changing scenery, reflecting...More »

  • poster for Ossu! Shugeibu "Before & After"

    Ossu! Shugeibu "Before & After"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-05-31 - 2008-06-22

    Ossu! Shugeibu is a group of seven guys who create various types of handmade objects. They turn everyday items into something unexpected. This exhibition introduces their new works and the roots of their...More »

  • poster for "Setagaya Art Flea Market Connection" Exhibition

    "Setagaya Art Flea Market Connection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Photography - Sculpture - Media Arts
    • 2008-05-03 - 2008-05-25

    This exhibition accompanies the "Setagaya Art Flea Market" to be held on May 17th (Sat) and 18th (Sun) on the 3rd to the 5th floors of Carrot Tower. A wide range of works created by local creators who...More »

  • poster for "Wrap the Setagaya - Wrapping Paper from Setagaya" Exhibition

    "Wrap the Setagaya - Wrapping Paper from Setagaya" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Crafts
    • 2008-04-10 - 2008-04-30

    This exhibition presents a wide variety of wrapping paper used at sweet shops, bakeries, meat shops, flower shops, sushi shops and many other kinds of stores in Setagaya. Numerous kinds of designs are...More »

  • poster for Risa Kayahara Exhibition

    Risa Kayahara Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2008-03-16 - 2008-03-31

    "Shaseijutsu" is a series of exhibition featuring works by emerging photographers from Setagaya. The first edition of the series features Lisa Sugahara. Her works will be also on display at Seikatsu-Kobo...More »

  • "Shunkin" Performance

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2008-02-21 - 2008-03-05

    This is the second co-production between Setagaya Public Theatre and Complicite’s Artistic Director, Simon McBurney. This time McBurney collaborates with nine Japanese actors, based on the novel and essay...More »

  • poster for "Reading Setagaya" Exhibition

    "Reading Setagaya" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2008-02-19 - 2008-03-13

    This exhibition aims to introduce Setagaya Ward from the "alien"'s viewpoint. Easy-to-understand illustrations based on researched data paint a lively picture of the area. Once every five years, the...More »

  • poster for Takehiko Sanada "Setagayarn Project 08 Vol. 1 Niwa wo Amu"

    Takehiko Sanada "Setagayarn Project 08 Vol. 1 Niwa wo Amu"

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-02-01 - 2008-02-17

    Based around Setagaya Ward, "Setagayarn Project" is a field project which explores lifestyles for family happiness through art and design. "Niwa" (garden) is the main focus of this project, defining the...More »

  • poster for Kanako Yaguchi "Fold, Cut, Open - into the Forrest of Kirigami"

    Kanako Yaguchi "Fold, Cut, Open - into the Forrest of Kirigami"

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-01-18 - 2008-01-30

    Kanako Yaguchi works with Kirigami, paper cutouts. Her work consists of delicate shapes and colors. She visualizes landscapes from a trip, daily thoughts, and motifs found in nature. -Lamp Shade Workshop January...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Fuji "'Kaeru Continues Endlessly"

    Hiroshi Fuji "'Kaeru Continues Endlessly"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2007-10-06 - 2007-11-04

    Hiroshi Fuji transforms garbage and used items into art. For this exhibition, he has created chandeliers out of plastic bottles and birds using toy parts. These works are installed inside Carrot Tower...More »

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