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A Penchant for Collecting Things

10/3/2017 Designer's Blog, Jun Saito Jun Saito 5 min read

There are things that I take pictures of because they’re just wonderful, and collect a lot of because I fall in love with them at first sight. These things are educational toys. Today I’d like to share with you the toys that I’ve found during my travels, and even some that I’ve bought in Japan. “Bauspiel” by Bauhaus I fell in love with this the…

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My Hobby (Part 3)

9/26/2017 Designer's Blog, Megumi Saito Megumi Saito 4 min read

Hello, I am the designer Megumi Saito. This is part 3 of my posts about my hobby, and you can read the previous posts here (part 1) and here (part 2). Today I’d like to talk about country names. When you look closely at the stamps we have in Japan today, their face values and “NIPPON” are always be printed on them. The reason for…

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New Gift Boxes for our Flower Vases Exclusively Available at GINZA SIX!

9/21/2017 Information Eriko Fujitani 3 min read

Our “Flower Vase” vases are very popular as small gifts and souvenirs. At our GINZA SIX store, we now offer gift boxes for our flower vases that are perfect for such gifts. Last weekend, we launched new box designs exclusively available at GINZA SIX! Vividly colored flowers and the word “Ginza” adorn the boxes. There are 4 kinds: 2 regular-sized boxes, and 2 mini-sized boxes…

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Announcing All of Our 2018 D-BROS Calendars!

9/13/2017 Information, Products Eriko Fujitani 7 min read

For all of you who have been looking forward to our D-BROS calendars every year, the wait is over! Just like in past years, our designers have come up with the highest quality calendars, reflecting their passion and dedication. For the first time ever, we are featuring all of our 2018 calendars in this magazine today! For 2018, KIGI designers Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe,…

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Sophisticated Handkerchiefs

8/24/2017 Designer's Blog, Kazuya Iwanaga Kazuya Iwanaga 7 min read

Hello, I am the designer Iwanaga. This is a continuation of my previous post, and it is about a product (handkerchiefs) available at the our newly-opened store in GINZA SIX. As I’ve written in my previous post, it took two years from the conceptualization of our kamon (family crest) products up until their launch. When it was decided that we would create a book that…

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Bamboo Chopsticks

8/18/2017 Aya Iida, Designer's Blog, Products Aya Iida 6 min read

In our studies into Japan’s traditional crafts, we have deepened our understanding of kamon (family crests), and at the same time, we’ve pursued our interest in obento (boxed lunch) culture which has a profound history. For modern bento boxes, we must also have the best chopsticks, so we’ve embarked on creating a new chopstick design. First, we researched the kinds of chopsticks that are out…

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Creator’s Diary 2018: From Start to Finish (Finished Product)

8/15/2017 Designer's Blog, Products, Ren Yamakawa Ren Yamakawa 5 min read

Hello, I am the designer Ren Yamanaka. This post is a continuation of my previous post about the Creator’s Diary. (If you’re interested in reading the first part, this is the link: “Creator’s Diary 2018: From Start to Finish (An Introduction).”) The subject of this post is the finished product, so I would like to talk about the colors of the covers, which is one…

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A Round-Table Discussion by Satoru Miyashita and KIGI at the 2017 ADC Gallery Exhibition

8/7/2017 Dialogue with Satoru Miyata, Editor's Blog, Interview Chi-na Lee 16 min read

“D-BROS at GINZA SIX” has won an ADC Member Award at the 2017 ADC Awards, which is regarded as the summit of Japan’s advertising and design fields. In commemoration of winning this award, a round-table discussion by Mr. Satoru Miyashita, and the members of KIGI, Mr. Ryosuke Uehara and Ms. Yoshie Watanabe was held last July 19th at the Ginza Graphic Gallery. We would like…