Research for Design— Nishiki Market and the Food of Kyoto

Kyoto Institute of Technology - Kyoto Design Lab Tokyo Gallery

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Nishiki Market has long been known as the center of food culture in Kyoto, delivering ingredients of the highest quality to prominent Ryotei restaurants in areas such as Gion. However, with its increase in popularity as a sight-seeing spot, Nishiki Market recently has begun to experience cultures and sights different from before. Kyoto Design Lab [D-lab] held workshops from 2015 to 2017 exploring the relationship between food and the city through student field work in Nishiki Market and proposals in response. When reconsidering Kyoto’s food culture through rigorous research, it became clear that there exist various systems that do not directly relate to food but have an immense influence on it, such as ecosystems, cultural behaviour, urban infrastructure that gives birth to production, distribution and consumption and the twenty-four seasons in the Japanese lunar calendar that underlie the concept for the said systems. This exhibition shows not only research on the food of Kyoto and Nishiki Market, but also design proposals that express new interpretations of the twenty-four seasons.

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from March 03, 2018 to April 22, 2018
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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