Thank you for joining us in the “Japanese Design Today” lectures

Nearly 200 people came to the “Japanese Design Today” lectures that took place on October 23, 2014. The event, which was co-presented by the Japan Foundation and Asian Library with the sponsorship of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and the Asian Studies Department,  featured two of the foremost experts on Japanese design. Professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi (柏木博) from Musashino Art University spoke on common elements of current Japanese design, including cute and minimal design. Mr. Yoshifumi Nakamura (中村好文), an architect and furniture designer, delved into the construction and design of a one-person, minimalist hut.

Japanese Design Today lecture

Introduction by Shirin Eshghi, Japanese Language Librarian, UBC Asian Library

Japanese DesignToday

Presentation by Professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Musashino Art University, with English interpretation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviews with Prof. Kashiwagi and Mr. Nakamura by Nikkei TV (in 2 parts):

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