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NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary exhibition at Matsuya Ginza Department Store

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of our foundation, we will hold the special exhibition “100 Sorori vases” at Matsuya Ginza Department Store.
With the aim of introducing the traditions and techniques handed down in our area, we worked with 100 stunning artisans in Takaoka City to give the special finishing to our Sorori vase, which is a key item in a long history of traditional tea ceremony.

While preserving the tradition, we together with the artisans would like to cultivate it and pass on to the next generation through this project.
*We accept the order for all Sorori vase based on build to order. The special brochure introducing every Sorori will be on sale on site.

During the same period, seasonal exhibition will be held nearby offering a beautiful spring like installation, in collaboration with Sinajina (Scenic bonsai) and Shimoo Design (wood crafts)

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NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary – special exhibition
Period: Jan 18th (Wed) to 24th (Tue) *till 6pm on the last day
Vennue: Gallery space on the 7th floor, Matsuya Ginza Department Store
Our president will give a public talk at the venue, from 2pm on Jan 22nd (Sun). *Presented in Japanese about 30 min

Seasonal exhibition “NOUSAKU + spring like installation”
Period: Jan 18th (Wed) to 24th (Tue) *till 7pm on the last day
Vennue: Wano-za stage on the 7th floor, Matsuya Ginza Department Store

In addition, customers who purchase over JPY 10,000 at the shop will receive a special gift.
*The gift is presented only to the first 100 arrivals and limited to one per customer.
We hope you to visit the shop during the period and enjoy the exhibitions.

The 83rd Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2017

We are pleased to announce our participation in the 83rd Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2017, held in Tokyo big sight from February 1st (Wed) to 3rd (Fri), 2017.
We will be exhibiting about 30 new items developed in collaboration with great designers and companies.
If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by at our booth to see the pieces. We look forward to seeing you on site.

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The 83rd Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2017
Date: February 1st (Wed) to 3rd (Fri), 2017
Time: 10am to 6pm, till 5pm on the last day
Venue: Tokyo big sight
Booth#: East Hall 1, B-6
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Sirha 2017

NOUSAKU will be exhibiting at the Sirha exhibition, held in Lyon, France from January 21st (Sat) to 25th (Wed). Gathering more than 180,000 visitors from around the world, the show is held every 2 years exclusively for professionals and known as one of the top trade fairs for the food service and hospitality industry.

This will be our third time to exhibit at the show counting from 2011, and we are pleased to introduce our professional collections designed by a French designer, Ms. Sylvie Amar along with new items released this year.

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Sirha 2017
Date: January 21st(Sat) – 25th(Wed), 2017
Venue: EUREXPO, Lyon
Booth#: Hall6, 6F92
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Season’s greetings from NOUSAKU

We wish you a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year.
This year our office and foundry will be moving to a new location in Takaoka city, with a café, shop, gallery and workshop in the same building.
We will do our best to live up to your expectations and hope to receive your continued patronage in this year.

President Katsuji Nousaku

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Holiday Notice from NOUSAKU

We would like to announce that our office in Takaoka will be closed for the following period.
Dec. 28th(Wed), 2016 – Jan. 3rd (Tue), 2017

For inquiries and orders received within the period, we will be back to you as soon as possible after our return to work.
Kindly note that our domestic retail shops are run under different schedule. Please contact each shop for details.

Limited edition: “Champagne glass – S“ is now on sale

Christmas and the New Year are around the corner, we would like to introduce the limited edition: “Champagne glass – S” which is available at our retail and online shops from this weekend.
In response to many requests from customers, we developed this tin version of our regular Champagne glass which is applied gold leaf inside.
It has been believed that water in a tin container does not spoil and tin enhances the flavor of sake, this tin glass is perfect to enjoy the great properties of tin, especially for this party season.

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Champagne glass – S
On sales: December 17th (Sat)
*Only available at our retail and online shops
Price: JPY 7,020 (incl. tax)
Capacity : approx. 130 cc

This is a limited supply item. Kindly contact each shop for the availability.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary event at Toyama Daiwa Department Store

Celebrating the 100th anniversary, we have been carried out the “100 Sorori vases” project, featuring 100 artisans based in Takaoka City.
In this project, 100 craftsmen based in Takaoka applied their special finishing to each Sorori vases so as to embody their craftsmanship and brilliant technique.
Introducing the background of the 100 vases, we are now holding the 3rd special exhibition at Toyama Daiwa Department Store, following Fukuoka and Osaka.

*We accept the order for all Sorori vase based on build to order. The special brochure introducing every Sorori will be on sale during the period.

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NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary – special exhibition
Period: Dec 21st (Wed) to 27th (Tue)
Vennue: Art salon on the 5th floor, Toyama Daiwa Department Store
TEL: 076-407-6876

In the meantime, our president will give a public talk at the venue, from 2pm on Dec 24th (Sat). *Presented in Japanese about 30 min

In addition, customers who purchase over JPY 10,000 at the shop will receive a special gift.
*The gift is presented only to the first 100 arrivals and limited to one per customer.

We hope you to visit the shop during this holiday season and enjoy the special exhibition.

Public Talk by our president and Tasting Event at Hakata Hankyu Department Store

It has been three months since we opened our shop at Hakata Hankyu Department Store and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support by holding a special event.
During the event, our president will give a public talk about the great properties of tin while serving drinks using both glass and tin cups for a tasting. We hope we could introduce the new way of enjoying your drinking time with our tin cups.

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Public talk by our president Mr. Katsuji Nousaku
“The great properties of Tin” *Presented only in Japanese

Date: Dec 17th (Sat), from 4 to 5 pm.
Venue: Welcome café on the 1st floor, Hakata Hankyu Department Store
Capacity: 20 people *reservation required
Charge: JPY 1,620 (incl. tax)
Drinks such as beer, wine and orange juice, and snacks will be served.

Note: Underage drinking is prohibited by law.
Please refrain from drinking and driving.
The seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
Please make reservation as early as possible.

Reservation is available from the following link.
http://hhinfo.jp/entry/hakata/event/detail/20161217NOUSAKU

We are looking forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU items are introduced at THE W* HOUSE

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU items are now introduced in THE W* HOUSE by Wallpaper*, a British lifestyle magazine internationally renowned with a focus on architecture, design, and fashions.
Our brass bells and flower vase TAMA has been selected in Hall section, Rooms category, along with a wide range of items which is excellent in design.
For the detail, kindly refer to the link above.

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New item release

We are pleased to announce that we have released the following 3 items.

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(Left) Wine Glass – Veloute   JPY 30,240 (incl. tax)
“Veloute” means smooth, mellow and velvety in French.
Assembled a glass bowl with a pure tin stem, this glass will make the flavor of wine mellower by the property of tin as the stem directly contacts with liquor poured.

(Middle)
Chopstick Rest – leaves – set of 2 JPY 3,240 (incl. tax)
Chopstick Rest – leaves – set of 5 JPY 7,560 (incl. tax)
Inspired by leaves floating in the wind, the simple yet elegant design makes the table playful and special.

(Lower right) Aya – Bangle   JPY 16,200 (incl. tax)
Taking advantage of the property of tin which is soft enough to bend by hands, this item can be shaped to fit to your size. Add your taste, it will make the perfect addition to any look.

These new items will be released on Nov 16th at our retail and online shops in Japan.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

[New arrival] Sake Cup – Oriental Zodiac – Rooster

The latest item of our Oriental Zodiac series, Rooster, was released on November 2nd.

Oriental Zodiac is based on a 12-year lunar cycle, and each year is represented by an animal.
2017 is a year of the rooster and it is said that people born in the year are honest, capable and talented.

This sake cup series launched in 2010 and rooster is the 8th animal, starting from Tiger.
Although it is designed as a sake cup, you can use it as a table accessory or an interior object to add enjoyment to your life.
Each animal comes in 2 types, 100% pure tin and it applied gold leaf inside.

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Kindly refer to the following link for the detail: Rooster / Rooster [gold]

“HIGHLIGHT”, a new design event hosted by DESIGN KOISHIKAWA

We are pleased to announce that our special items developed in collaboration with a gallery shop in Singapore, Supermama have been showcased at “HIGHLIGHT” hosted by DESIGN KOISHIKAWA.
As a satellite exhibition of Tokyo Design Week 2016, the event has been held from October 28th, gathering art and design from Japan and abroad.
The mirror-finished shiny brass flower vases designed by Mr. Voon Wong unveiled for the first time in Japan. Pure tin flower tray in the motif of the national flower of Singapore, orchid has been exhibited as well.

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If you have a plan to be in Tokyo during the period, we hope you to stop by at the event to see the pieces.

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“HIGHLIGHT”

Date: October 28th (Fri) – November 3rd (Thru), 2016
Time: 11am to 7pm
Venue: DESIGN KOISHIKAWA
(2F Sasaki Building B, 2-5-7 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
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Japan Creative Talk Session 2016

“Japan Creative” is the project which is firmly grounded in Japanese aesthetics and technologies with traditional roots, making “Japanese Creativity” accessible to the world.
Participating in the project, we developed the beautiful plate sets in collaboration with designers, Claesson Koivisto Rune and it will be showcased at “Japan Creative Talk Session 2016”, held in SEIBU SHIBUYA B building from Oct 25th to November 3rd.
In the meantime, our president Mr. Nousaku will give a public talk at the venue.
If you have a plan to be in Tokyo on the day, we hope you to stop by and enjoy the talk.

“Japan Creative Talk Session 2016”
Katsuji Nousaku (President of NOUSAKU) × Akie Kawagoe ( Scholar of traditional craft industry )
*Presented only in Japanese

Date: On October 28th (Fri)
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm (Opens at 6:30pm)
Venue: on the first basement floor, living edition in SEIBU SHIBUYA Building B.
Capacity: 50 people
* Numbered tickets will be issued around 6pm. Please be seated in numerical order.

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The 22nd Salon du Chocolat

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The 22nd Salon du Chocolat
Date: October 28th (Fri) to November 1st (Tue), 2016
Time: 9:30am to 7pm
Venue: Porte de versailless
Booth#: B45, next to JAPONESE EXPERIENCE
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Salon du Saké 2016

NOUSAKU will be exhibiting at Salon du Saké 2016, held in Paris from October 22nd (Sat) to 24th (Mon), 2016.
Known as one of the largest Japanese sake events in Europe, it gathers lots of buyers and people being familiar with Japanese Sake, and gives them an opportunity to socialize with Sake breweries.
From 22nd to 23rd, it will be opened to the public and you can enjoy special programs such as workshops by famous chefs and sommeliers.
If you have a plan to be in Paris during the period, we hope you to stop by at the event center.

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Salon du Saké 2016
Venue: NEW CAP EVENT CENTER

Open to the public and professionals
Date: October 22nd (Sat) – 23rd (Sun), 2016
Time: 11am to 7pm

Open to only professionals who was invited
Date: October 24th (Mon)
Time: 10am to 6pm
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NOUSAKU items won 2016金点設計奨 (Golden Pin Design Award)

We are pleased to announce that the following NOUSAKU items won 2016金点設計奨(Golden Pin Design Award) in the category of product design.

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- Wind bell – slim
- KAGO – square
- Flower vase – LASSO
- Brass Block

Hosted by Taiwan Design center, a governmental institution in Taiwan, 金点設計奨(Golden Pin Design Award) is known as the most prestigious and international design award in Taiwan.
This year 465 items won the award from among over 3,000 entries and the special “Best of Golden Pin Award” will be given to the only top 5% of the award winners.
Among our items, Flower vase – LASSO has been nominated as the finalist which is eligible to receive the best award.
The winner will be officially announced and commended in the ceremony held on December 1st (Thu).

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary event at Hankyu Umeda Department Store

Celebrating the 100th anniversary, we have been carried out the “100 Sorori vases” project, featuring one of our best-selling flower vases, Sorori.
In this project, 100 craftsmen based in Takaoka applied their special finishing to each Sorori vases so as to embody their craftsmanship and brilliant technique.
Introducing the background of the 100 vases, we are now holding the 2nd special exhibition at Hankyu Umeda, following Fukuoka Mitsukoshi.
*We accept the order for each Sorori vase but please be noted that these are produced on order.

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NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary – special exhibition
Period: Oct 19th (Wed) to 24th (Mon)
Vennue: Art stage on the 9th floor, Hankyu Umeda

During the period, we will introduce the elegant table setting using our items, arranged by Ms. Yoko Maruyama who is the specialist in table decoration.
Inviting her, our president Mr. Katsuji Nousaku will give a public talk as well. *Presented in Japanese

– Public talk of Mr. Katsuji Nousaku and Ms. Yoko Maruyama
Date: On Oct 22nd (Sat) PM 14:00 – 14:45
Vennue: Exhibition hall on the 9th floor

– Speech of Mr. Katsuji Nousaku
Date: On Oct 23rd (Sun) PM 14:00 – 14:30
Vennue: Art stage on the 9th floor

In addition, customers who purchase over JPY 10,000 at the shop will receive a special gift.
*The gift is presented only to the first 100 arrivals and limited to one per customer.

We will be preparing exclusive items such as sake cups and plates applied colored-silver leaf, and waiting for your visit during the special period.

Notice of closing NOUSAKU Milano shop

As of Sep 30th, 2016, NOUSAKU Milano shop closed down, due to unavoidable circumstances of a landlord.
We truly appreciate your patronage over the years and continued support.

Special event “Nousaku French Style” at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi

We are pleased to announce the special event “Nousaku French Style” in which we will showcase and introduce the elegant table settings using our items.
During the event, beautiful tin plates which embody the crescent moon and the special wine glass – Veloute is exclusively on sale at the shop.

– Special event “Nousaku French Style”
Period: Oct 5th (Wed) – 11th (Tue)
Venue: 5th Fl., Nihombashi Mitsukoshi TEL:03-3274-8931 (main number)

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– Available only at the shop
Small plate – crescent moon JPY 6,480 (incl. tax)
Oval plate – crescent moon JPY 6,696 (incl. tax)

– Presale at the shop
Wine Glass – Veloute JPY30,240 (incl. tax)
* You can enjoy the property of pure tin through this glass as the stem made of pure tin contacts with liquor poured into.

Moreover, we offer a special experience to enjoy the property of pure tin, using our sake cups, and to learn about our history through our president speech on Oct 8th.

-Speech of our president Mr. Nousaku *Presented in Japanese
Date: On Oct 8th (Sun) PM 1:00-

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Grand opening of NOUSAKU at JR Nagoya Takashimaya

We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our new shop at 9th floor of JR Nagoya Takashimaya department store on September 28th (Wed).
Celebrating the opening, the special sake cup set is exclusively on sale at the shop.
The cups have the local motif, a pair of golden Shachihoko which is the symbol of Nagoya Castle.
Applied gold leaf by craftsmen in Kanazawa, it would be a perfect gift for any special occasions.

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Sake cup – Shachihoko – set of 2
On sale: September 28th (Wed)
Price: JPY 12,960
*Only available at NOUSAKU JR Nagoya Takashimaya

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Grand opening of NOUSAKU at Hakata Hankyu

We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our new shop at 7th floor of Hakata Hankyu department store on September 14th (Wed).
Celebrating the opening, the special sake cups are exclusively on sale at the shop.
Each cup has the local motif which embody the spirit of this area. “Niwaka” – a funny mask used for a traditional performing art “Hakataniwaka”, and “Tobiume” – a shrine emblem of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, which is one of the famous shrines in Japan.

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[Right] Sake cup – Niwaka
[Left] Sake cup – Tobiume

On sale: September 14th (Wed)
Price: JPY 5,400 per each
*Only available at NOUSAKU Hakata Hankyu

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Limited edition: NAJIMI tumbler – “Japanese pampas grass” will be on sale

We are pleased to announce that the limited edition in this autumn: NAJIMI tumbler – “Japanese pampas grass” will be available at our retail and online shops in Japan.
Different from casting surface, it is given a special vibration finishing to portray the glass blowing in the autumn wind.
With its beautiful surface, the cup will be definitely add enjoyment to your drinks.

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On sales: September 22nd (Thu) * Only available at our retail and online shops in Japan.
Price: JPY 7,236 (incl. tax)
Capacity : approx. 350 cc

This is a limited supply item. Kindly contact each shop for the availability.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU new items 2016

We are pleased to announce the new release of the following 4 items.

NOUSAKU new items 2016

1 Flower vase – LASSO – MARU(Left), KAKU(Center), TAKAKU(Right)
2 Chopstick Rest – circle&square – set of 5
3 Round Plate – L – cloth texture(Left), cracked ice texture(Right)
4 Bell ring – Golden Brown(Left), Blue(Center), Pink(Right)

The pre-sale has been started at our retail and online shops in Japan from September 14th (Wed).
Kindly contact each shop for the availability. All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary event at Fukuoka Mitsukoshi Department Store

We are pleased to announce our 100th anniversary this year.
Celebrating the anniversary, we will hold a special exhibition featuring Sorori – bestselling flower vase at NOUSAKU Fukuoka Mitsukoshi.
We are showcasing 100pcs of Sorori which embody craftsmanship and finishing technique in Takaoka.
Every piece is applied different finishing by 100 craftsman such as coloring, engraving and polishing, making full use of their experience and creativity.
After Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, we will hold the same exhibition at other NOUSAKU shops in Japan sequentially.
*We accept the order for each Sorori but please be noted that these are produced on order.

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NOUSAKU 100th anniversary – Special Sorori exhibition
Period: Aug 30th (Tue) to Sep 5th (Mon)
Vennue: Exhibition hall at 8th floor, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi
TEL: 092-721-3111

Speech of our president Mr. Nousaku *Presented in Japanese
Date: On Sep 4th (Sun) PM2:00-

In the meantime, beautiful moon-inspired items will be exclusively on sale at this shop.
In addition, customers who purchase over JPY 10,800 at the shop will receive a special gift.
*The gift is presented only to the first 100 arrivals and limited to one per customer.
Please don’t miss your chance to get the item!

We hope you visit Fukuoka Mitsukoshi shop during this special period.

Doraemon items are exclusively on sale at our retail shops in Japan

Fujiko F. Fujio, who is the author of Doraemon, a popular comic and anime series across the world, is from Takaoka-city which receives a high reputation as a center of metal industry.

Based in Takaoka, we NOUSAKU developed the following Doraemon items using casting techniques handed down over 400 years in this area. It was a huge honor for us to be able to promote our hometown with this collaboration between the traditional crafts and the legendary manga series.

Dora emon items

1. Small plate – Time Kerchief JPY 4,536
2. Wind bell – Doraemon JPY 7,560
3. Chopstick rest- Himitsu Dōgu (Secret gadgets) – set of 5 JPY 7,560
4. Paper weight -Doraemon JPY 4,104

On sales:
Aug 3rd (Wed): NOUSAKU at Marier Toyama, Toyama Daiwa, Nihombashi-mitsukoshi, and GALLERY NOUSAKU
Aug 10th (Wed): Hankyu Umeda
Aug 30th (Tue): Head office, NOUSAKU Fukuoka Mitsukoshi
Sep 14th (Wed): NOUSAKU at  Palace Hotel Tokyo, Matsuya Ginza, Hakata Hankyu and our online shop

All of us look forward to your visit.

Sake pitcher / cup – moon set

From the old days in Japan, people has enjoyed waxing moon and admired the full moon in autumn season known as Tsukimi, a moon-viewing celebration, drinking sake and having good food.
Following last year, we are pleased to announce that the Sake pitcher/ cup – moon set will be exclusively on sale at our retail and online shops in Japan, from August 20th (Sat).
This moon-inspired items will surely enhance the enjoyment of Tsukimi.

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Sake pitcher/ cup – moon set
Sake Pitcher – moon[gold], Sake Cup – moon, Sake Cup – moon[gold]
Price: JPY17,928
On sales: August 20th (Sat)

This is a limited supply set. Kindly contact each shop for the availability.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

NY NOW summer 2016

NOUSAKU will be exhibiting at upcoming NY NOW summer 2016, held from August 21st (Sun) to 24th (Wed) at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Along with our regular items, we will showcase special items in collaboration with supermama and beautiful plate set designed by Cleasson Koivisto Rune under ‘Japan Creative’ project.
If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to visit the show to see the pieces.

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NY NOW summer 2016
Date: August 21st (Sun) – 24th (Wed), 2016
Time: 9am to 6pm, till 2pm on the last day
Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Booth#: Hall 3B in the HOME area, booth #3062 “NIPPONSAN”
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Summer Holiday Notice

Our foundry in Takaoka and the office will be closed for the following period;
Aug. 11th (Thu) – 16th (Tue), 2016.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For inquiries and orders received during the period, we will be back to you after 17th of August.
Kindly note that our retail shops are run under different schedule.
Please contact each shop for details.

Special exhibition TOYAMA MODEL and talk show at Taiwan design Museum

Toyama design center, which receives high reputation for their great effort in design industry, will hold the special exhibition at Taiwan Design Museum in Taipei from Aug 4th (Thu) to 13th (Sat.)
Featuring ‘TOYAMA MODEL,’ their product development methodology, they will introduce the process as well as their activities in marketing and branding.
On Aug 10th they will hold a talk show about a product development and the design, inviting our president and Ms. Rina Ono, the designer of KAGO series, as speakers.
NOUSAKU wind bells and KAGO series will be showcased as the past works so we hope you to visit the museum if you have a chance to be in Taipei during the period.

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Special exhibition TOYAMA MODEL – the Productization Method of Toyama Design Center
Date: August 4th (Thu) – 13th (Sat) ※Closed on Monday
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Talk show will be held on 10th at 3:25 pm – 5:00 pm
Vennue:Taiwan Design Museum
No133, Guangfu S.Rd.,Xinyi Dist.,Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C)
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Grand opening message from the president

NOUSAKU is pleased to announce the opening of our new shops in Hakata and Nagoya this September.
Featuring easy access to the city center, both shops are located in the department store which is directly connected to the main station in each city.
Here, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation since we could not have such an opportunity without your warm support. We will continue to introduce our craftsmanship and concentrate on developing items which liven up your daily life.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

President & CEO
Katsuji Nousaku

GRAND OPENING INFORMATION
NOUSAKU Hakata Hankyu 7th floor                  On Sep 14th
NOUSAKU JR Nagoya Takashimaya 9th floor   On Sep 28th

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