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  • [MIHONCHO HONTEN] KI・HOU・SHI Tactile × Visual

Dates: July 19th, 2019 (Fri.) - August 23th, 2019 (Fri.)
closed on Saturday, Sunday, official holidays and August 13rd & 14th, 2019


KIHOUSHI GL-FS has been added to the KIHOUSHI series,
which was developed with a focus on both feel and functionality.
To mark the launch of this new product and to demonstrate its
enhanced visual expressiveness, TAKEO has organized an exhibition
by four pairs of creative professionals. Each produces a visual world on
paper that is rich to the touch, embodying the appeal of the KIHOUSHI
series in providing both tactile and visual stimulation.


Organizer: TAKEO Co., Ltd.
Direction: Aoshi Kudo (Communication Design Laboratory.)
Participating creators: Ibuki Kaiyama × Sara (atelier hi)
Aki Kanai × Taku Sasaki (KOKUYO Co., Ltd.)
  Saori Cojima × Koki Shimada (SHIMA ART & DESIGN STUDIO)
  Rei Mitsui × Tomohiro Tachi (Rei Mitsui Architects × Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
The KIHOUSHI series KIHOUSHI, paper that ‘packages feelings,’ was developed
under the direction of designer Aoshi Kudo (b. 1964).
This series of packagingpapers allows you to fully enjoy the of rich feel paper.Two colors are available—neutral black,
and a white paper that achieves a high level of whiteness
without fluorescent dyes.KIHOUSHI papers are FSC-certified
with a high softwood content that provides strength,
and special surface coatings that enhance folding performance.
They offer versatility, allowing a diverse range of applications
in addition to packaging, such as for covers of softcover
books and cards.
  Introducing the KIHOUSHI series
Venue & Date:  
Tokyo Exhibition   
Date: July 19th, 2019 (Fri.) - August 23rd, 2019 (Fri.)
  closed on Saturday, Sunday, official holidays and
  August 13rd & 14th, 2019
  • 3-18-3 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    101-0054 Japan
Nagoya Exhibition  
Date: July 17th, 2019 (Wed.) - July 20th, 2019 (Sat.)
Venue: Higashisakura Hall  map
  2-6-30 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken,
  461-0005 Japan
Osaka Exhibition  
Date: August 7th, 2019 (Wed.) - September 11th, 2019 (Wed.)
  • Yodoyabashi MIHONCHO map
  Yodoyabashi odona 1F, 4-1-1 Imabashi, Chuo-ku,
  Osaka-shi, Osaka 541-0042  Japan
Profiles: Aoshi Kudo
  Creator, creative director, and president of
Communication Design Laboratory.
  Graduated in design from the Tokyo National University of Fine
Arts and Music (now known as Tokyo University of the Arts).
Worked at Shiseido until 2005, then established
Communication Design Laboratory (CDL) with
designer and "visioner" Keiko Hirano. Work covers
a broad range of areas, including direction and
design for Shiseido cosmetics products and packaging,
and communication design for Oita Prefectural Art
Museum. Handled concept making and naming
as part of TAKEO’s development process for KIHOUSHI.
  - Ibuki Kaiyama × Sara (atelier hi)
  Ibuki Kaiyama
  Furniture designer and artist. Graduated with a master's
degree in design from the Graduate School of Fine Arts
at Tokyo University of the Arts. Worked as an in-house
designer for Hida Sangyo Co., Ltd. and then established
atelier hi with Sara in 2012. Works for the soundness and
sustainability of woodland by using tree branches directly
in his designs. Launched his own Japanese wood-themed
brand Ibuki Hand Craft in 2013. Launched kinoe series
of furniture developed jointly with Hida Sangyo Co., Ltd.
in 2016. For kinoe, he has won the Special Matching
Award at the Wood Furniture Japan Awards, the Good
Design Award, and the COOL JAPAN AWARD 2019.
  Sara (Sara Kajino)
  Woodblock artist. Graduated with a master’s degree in
design from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo
University of the Arts. In addition to her artistic practice,
creates illustrations for books. Established atelier hi with
Ibuki Kaiyama in 2012. Publications include Shumatsu
Monozukuri no Hon 1: Mokuhanga de Kawaii Zakka
(Handicraft projects for the weekend 1: Miscellaneous
items with woodblock printing) (Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha).
Books featuring her illustrations include Usagi ga Kiita
Oto (What the rabbit heard) by Akiko Kamijima, the four
books in the Aoi Tori no Hon (Blue bird book) series by
Yukari Ishii, and Kisetsu wo Shiraseru Hana (Flowers
that declare the seasons) by Akehiro Shirai. In 2018,
she won the following awards for Usagi ga Kiita Oto
in the exhibition catalogue category at the national
Catalogue Fair—the National Federation of Small
Business Associations Chairman’s Prize, the Hitomi
Sago Prize, and the Category Silver Prize.
  - Aki Kanai × Taku Sasaki (KOKUYO Co., Ltd.)
  Joined KOKUYO Co., Ltd. in 2008. Work in a range of
professional capacities, with special expertise in graphic
design (Kanai) and product design (Sasaki). Collaborations
include THINK OF THINGS, the KOKUYO Tokyo 2020
Olympics Official Supporter website, art direction for
that depicts a message in architectural spaces, and the
office furniture brand ofon.
Aki Kanai
  Graduated with a master's degree in design from the
Graduate School of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the
Arts in 2008. Awards include a special in-house prize in
Designer Award, and the Tokyo ADC award.
  Taku Sasaki
  Graduated from Tama Art University with a major in product
design in 2008. Awards include the 2005 KOKUYO DESIGN
AWARDS Merit Award, a special in-house prize in the 2014
  - Saori Cojima × Koki Shimada
  SHIMA ART & DESIGN STUDIO is a creative studio run
by Saori Cojima and Koki Shimada. Established in 2016,
It provides comprehensive design work, handling all types
of media from paper to space design, with a particular focus
on visual communication using pictures, illustrations,
and words. Cojima and Shimada also work independently
as artists. Through multifaceted creative and artistic activities,
including the establishment of the textile product brand WARP
WOOF 139° 35° in collaboration with textile artists, they
explore creativity and techniques for bringing aesthetics
into everyday life.
Saori Cojima
Born in 1987 in Chiba Prefecture. Received master’s degree
in design from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013. Worked
for three years at Tokyo University of the Arts as an adjunct
education and research assistant. Established SHIMA
  Koki Shimada
  Born in 1986 in Saitama Prefecture. Graduated in design
from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012, and joined Image
Convey Service. Left Image Convey Service and joined
  - Rei Mitsui × Tomohiro Tachi (Rei Mitsui Architects × Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)
  Rei Mitsui
  Director of Rei Mitsui Architects. Born in 1983 in Aichi
Prefecture. Studied Japanese tea rooms while conducting
research for his master’s degree in the history of Japanese
architecture at the University of Tokyo. Worked at Shigeru
Ban Architects before establishing Rei Mitsui Architects
in 2015. Major works include the renovation of a former
tailor shop (kanban-style building) in the Nihonbashi district
of Tokyo, A-gallery in the Jingumae district of Tokyo, and
Yanagi-koji South Corner in the Futako Tamagawa area
of Tokyo. Awards include the U-35 / Under 35 Architects
exhibition 2017 Gold Medal.
  Tomohiro Tachi
  Associate Professor, Department of General Systems
Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,
University of Tokyo. Born in 1982. Received a Ph.D.
in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2010,
and subsequently went on to become Assistant Professor
at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University
of Tokyo before assuming his current position. Studies
Computational Origami and Structural Morphology. Has
been applying the mathematics of origami to origami
design since 2002. Has developed software for designing
origami, including Origamizer and Freeform Origami, which
is made available on his website. Awards include
the National Academy of Sciences’ Cozzarelli Prize (2015)
and the Young Scientists’ Prize for Commendation for
Science and Technology by the Japanese Minister of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2016).


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