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Akiko Toya

Akiko Toya

Contents Director

TimeOut Tokyo

After spending her childhood in Manilla, she spent her middle and high school years in Bangkok.
Following her graduation from an university in Tokyo, she went on to becoming a director at TOKYO FM.
She currently serve as the contents director of TimeOut Tokyo, where she assume a variety of roles,
from interviewer, writer, editor, events coordinator, as well as sales and marketing.

Ario Ike

Ario Ike

creative director/writer

TABI LABO

Born in 1974 in Kanagawa, Japan.
Joined the web media company TABI LABO after working at an advertising agency for 18 years.
193cm tall, and loves to surf.

Nobuaki Kawahara

Nobuaki Kawahara

botanical director/flower designer

REN

Born in Tokyo in 1981. Co-Founder of REN and the fourth generation president of Tokyo Seika Corporation.
REN is founded from a Tokyo Seika Corporation that is established in 1919. It is a flower design project with a concept of "Botanical Redesign."
In 2011, he won the "Good Design Award" as First-ever prize winner from flower designer.

Ryo Kagami

Ryo Kagami

Producer

Kyoto Office, Dentsu

Ryo Kagami is the producer of the Kyoto branch of Dentsu.
Based in Kyoto, he has been heading the company’s global strategic enterprises,
while producing a number of culture-based projects such as ‘GO ON’, a project that aims to spread Japanese traditional crafts to international markets.
Not limited to devising marketing or branding strategies for existing products, he is always in pursuit of creating new enterprises and services that delivers new values,
while honouring the time-tested traditions of Japan and Kyoto.

Takayuki Tanaka

Takayuki Tanaka

Flower Artist/Chief Designer/Co-founder

UNITED FLOWERS Inc.

Takayuki Tanaka is a "blossoming" flower artist whose unique, self-made career started at a flower market.
Having graduated from a university in Tokyo, Tanaka worked at a publishing company as an editor prior to entering the flower and plant world.
His activities, spanning spatial decoration, art projects, landscape design and advertisement & communication design,
always use flowers and plants as communication tools.

Yuuna Okanishi

Yuuna Okanishi

Calligrapher/ Artist

Yuuna Okanishi was fascinated by the blackness of Chinese ink spread on white paper and its monochrome world since very young age.
Studied under Gyokusei Sekizawa for ink painting, Okanishi brings letters to life as calligrapher and expresses own rhythm and mind as artist.

Tomoyuki Sakakida

Tomoyuki Sakakida

Architect

New Material Research Laboratory

Since 2008 he has been directing New Material Research Laboratory,
an architectural practice established by Hiroshi Sugimoto, and in 2013 he became the partner architect.
He is currently teaching at Kyoto University of Art and Design.

Arata Sasaki

Arata Sasaki

Creative Director / Editor

HITSFAMILY

Born in Morioka Iwate in 1978. Co-Founder of HITSFAMILY Inc.
He has worked multihued field and made a proposal in combination with some skills.
Design, art, scholarship and literature. And He hosted some events and projects.
Examples of web magazine called HITSPAPER, creative conference called HIGH5, talksession event called NIT.

Naoko Tanijiri

Naoko Tanijiri

Food planner

HITOTEMA

After a successful career as a fashion stylist and helping to launch AlexanderLeeChang,
Naoko now supervises HITOTEMA, a reservation only restaurant in Tokyo.
As a food planner, she uses her experience of living in a large household and observing the
diets of three generations, to coordinate healthy foods that both delights and enriches.

Kotaro Wanatabe

Kotaro Wanatabe

Director / Design engineer

takram design enginnering

An award-winning design engineer, author, and entrepreneur, Kotaro lived and worked in different parts of the world,
such as Athens, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Brussels, among other places.
He speaks and lectures in Japanese, English and French. His essays and critiques can be found
in various books published in Japan and Hong Kong.

Yuji Tokuda

Yuji Tokuda

Creative director

canaria

After graduated from Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University, joined Dentsu as an art director.
Art directions and product developments of the advertising campaigns of
Kirin Beverage, Japan Tobacco, Laforet Harajuku, Fuji Xerox, etc..

Fumihiko Sano

Fumihiko Sano

Architect

studio PHENOMENON

Born in 1981 in Nara. At the construction company, dealing with traditional Japanese style.
Studied technique, material, and culture as a carpenter.Participates in construction of a tearoom, a Japanese  restaurant, hotel,  the State Guesthouse, and etc.
2011 Established FumihikoSano studio PHENOMENON.Dealing with the design and installation by making the best use of what learned as carpenter and Modern sence.

Masashi Kawamura

Masashi Kawamura

Creative director

PARTY

Born in Tokyo in 1979 and raised in San Francisco. Founder of PARTY.
He has worked around the globe in different agencies creating numerous award winning ad campaigns.
He was recently chosen as one of the Creativity magazine’s 2011 Creative 50, and Fast Company’s “100 most creative people”.

Shuwa Tei

Shuwa Tei

Born in 1968, Shuwa Tei established Intentionallies in 1995 with two colleagues.
The design company's portfolio spans a broad spectrum, including product design, environmental design, interiors and architecture.
Today, Shuwa Tei lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Nosigner

Nosigner

Born in 1981 in Yokohama. Nosigner is a founder of nosigndesign, social design innovation company.
He has been working for diverse types of design such as graphic and interior.

Kent Uyehara

Kent Uyehara

Kent Uyehara started FTC in 1986 when he was fifteen years old. Since then it's grown to become one of the most
recognized entities within skateboarding. Also, FTC has been deeply connected in street culture such as art, music,
street sports. FTC is famous for art deck series that has had guest artists such as Kieth Haring, Yoshimoto Nara,
Takashi Murakami, Doze Green, Evan Hecox, Kami, Mars-1, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Alex Trochut, Mike Giant and more.

Shun Kawakami

Shun Kawakami

Art director, Artist

artless Inc.

Born in Fukagawa Tokyo in 1977. Founder of artless Inc.
He has been actively involved in a wide array of creative endeavors including
art, design, branding, interactive, video, product, installation.

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