Mono Japan

1 - 3 February 2019

Lloyd hotel

Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam

MONO JAPAN is a celebration of contemporary Japanese craft and design. It is an event and a platform devoted to sophisticated beauty grounded in tradition, enriched with contemporary thinking, and refined to perfection with uncompromising skills. MONO JAPAN represents the design that defies the gravity of the mundane and brings joy to the simplest rituals of every day.

Once a year, MONO JAPAN presents a carefully curated selection of exceptional Japanese products and introduces its makers to the European audience. It initiates and facilitates collaboration between Japanese and European artists and designers. The yearly event created in collaboration with and staged at the Lloyd Hotel includes presentations, workshops, and exhibitions as well as a public and B2B product fair.


Our Vision
MONO JAPAN connects the cultural sectors in Japan and Europe through the celebration of contemporary craft and design.

Our Mission
MONO JAPAN facilitates the discovery of authentic Japanese crafts and design in Europe through the creation of a fair business model that enables craftspeople and their techniques to survive.


MJ Team 2019

Director, Founder Emiko Chujo | Exhibitor Relations Sae Honda | Graphic Design & Art Direction Masaya Takeda | Webdesign & Development Jeroen Schippers | Editorial Manager Emi Tsutsushio | Text & Translation Sophie Knight | Customer Relations Hanako Matsunaga |  Office&Editor Suzanne Oudshoorn | Marketing&PR Fernando Persijn, Sophie Knight | Production Manager Rie Alkemade | Campaign Photographer Shinji Otani | Creative Direction & Partnership Gianna Tomiyama | Growth & Strategy Freddy Bucknell | Interns Yamina el Gaad

In collaboration with

Lloyd Hotel TIME & STYLE Tropenmuseum Bas Kosters Studio

Supported by

Kingdom of the Netherlands Stimuleringsfonds amsterdam inbusiness Japan Desk Gemeente Amsterdam Sekishu Washi KUBOTA

Preferred partners

Asahi Breweries Mitsubishi Motors Nederland SALIOT

Special Thanks

Our profound gratitude to the many people who helped us realise this event.

Bas Valckx (Embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands, Press & Cultural Officer), Bas Kosters, Bonne Reijn & Justus Cohen Tervaert (Bonne Suits), Chitose Ohchi (C&), Daan Kok (Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen), Erik van der Molen (Netherlands-Japan Association), Femke Riel (het Werkvan), INAMATT, Judith de Weert, Katsuhiko Ae (Ae Handkerchief), Kosuke Oho & Michiru Sasaki (WOW inc.), Maki Nakata, Ryosuke Matsuzaki (Qurosio), Marion Poortvliet (Crafts Council Nederland), Monique Zevenhuizen, Nana Yamazaki (Yamma Sangyo), Ranti Tjan (EKWC), Rie Nagasawa, Rieko Ishida, Ryutaro Yoshida (TIME & STYLE), Sabine Gimbrere (City of Amsterdam, International Office), Saga Prefectural Government, SAWANOTSURU CO., LTD. brewing SAKE in Nishigo, Samira Boon, Shinya Kobayashi (Coelacanth Shokudo / MUJUN), So Kubota (Kubota Sekishu Washi Paper), Suzanne Oxenaar, Shunji Ohashi, Yoshitoku Takahashi (JETRO), Yuiko Yokota (MUJUN), Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG CO., LTD. / LUFTZUG EUROPE).