GET INVOLVED!


 

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

Products :
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)

From left: Yasu Shoji / Shinji Otani / BCXSY

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MJ STYLE ROOM

BCXSY

Designers

Shinji Otani

Photographer

Yasu Shoji

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! 



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Visit MONO JAPAN & Cool Japan exhibition in 1day!

MONO JAPAN day ticket will give you 50% discount on the Cool Japan exhibition + special workshops

Tropenmuseum Amsterdam’s exhibition Cool Japan showcases the world’s fascination with all things Japanese, from Hello Kitty to samurai and from well-known kawaii (‘cute’) street fashion to Japanese crafts and design. We’re proud to announce that products MONO JAPAN participants and a suit created in our collaboration MONO JAPAN x Bonne Suits x 6% DOKIDOKI are exhibited! 

If you buy a MONO JAPAN ticket, you will get a 50% discount on February 1 – 3 to the Cool Japan exhibition, so you can visit both events in one day! On February 2 and 3, the Tropenmuseum will also be putting on a special MONO JAPAN program, with talks and workshops by Dutch designers with a fascination with Japan. 

After visiting MONO JAPAN, you can exchange your ticket at the exit of the Lloyd Hotel for a bracelet to get a half-price discount at the Tropenmuseum.

Website: Tropenmuseum’s exhibition Cool Japan

 



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MONO JAPAN invites Bas Kosters!

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!



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MJ AWARD

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.