The theme of MONO JAPAN 2019 is GET INVOLVED!
MONO JAPAN is much more than just an exhibition where you’re merely viewing things from a distance. This year, we’ve developed a special programme to offer more opportunities to encounter, select, use and promote Japanese craftsmanship. We invite you to get involved and be involved!
About MONO JAPAN 2019 main visual
is also based around the theme of ‘Get involved!’ The photo was taken by Shinji Otani, who will also be taking portrait photos at the MJ STYLE ROOM in February.
Photography : Shinji Otani
Graphic design : Masaya Takeda
CERANIS : sake cups
i ro se : WIRE WORK TRAY, PAPER LEATHER TISSUE BOX, COFFEE CARAFE
Kodama Toki : Ceramicwares (MY DISH Oval Plate 28cm, LEVEL L75, LEVEL S95)
Nankei Pottery : Teapots
NISHIGUCHI KUTSUSHITA : WOOL JACQUARD SOCKS
MUJUN : Scissors, CHIKURIN
NStore：Shoes (Buddy GERMAN SHEPHERD SMOOTH)
Snow Peak : FIELD BARISTA COFFEE DRIP
TIME & STYLE : Chairs (a chair out of the cage, stoneware sculpture)
Hair and make-up stylist
Location: Room 28
This year, we will unveil a room of MONO JAPAN products styled by Dutch/Japanese Designers BCXSY (Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto). What’s more, amidst this room of Japanese products spiced up with Dutch creativity, you can get a makeover from a hair and make-up stylist Yasu Shoji and have your portrait taken by photographer Shinji Otani, who took the main visual photo!
Website: Tropenmuseum’s exhibition Cool Japan
Location: COMING SOON
Bas Kosters will travel next year to Japan, where his inspiration lies. With our theme "Get involved!", MONO JAPAN will involve him to share his love for Japan and create it into a MONO = an object made of little hearts! This handmade "Kawaii" hearts will be shown exclusively at MONO JAPAN!
Location: Room 28
At the fourth MONO JAPAN, visitors can vote for their favourite product. The product with the most votes will be crowned the winner of the MJ Award. The winner will be announced on our homepage and social media including Facebook after the event.