Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
JAGDA Handkerchiefs for Tohoku Children Part 2

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 37th Exhibition

JAGDA Handkerchiefs for Tohoku Children Part 2


--Handkerchiefs by Designers and Tohoku Children to Uplift Your Spirits-

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (Participating Organisations: Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc., Musashino Art University Design Lounge) proudly presents an exhibition "JAGDA Handkerchiefs for Tohoku Children Part 2" from 15 January to 17 February 2013.

In 2011 Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. (JAGDA) organised "Handkerchiefs for Tohoku Children" exhibition showcasing original handkerchiefs by its member designers. They were exhibited and sold across Japan and overseas, and with its profit, JAGDA presented 7,000 pieces to children in Tohoku region. To continue support for the affected areas, this year they produced handkerchiefs in collaboration with children in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima as Part 2 of the Handkerchiefs Project. The handkerchiefs created by 385 designers and 232 children are available at exhibition venues and online for wider audience. The sales will be donated to children who contributed drawings, so that they can find how to make use of it to rebuild their own communities.
We hope you will enjoy the handkerchiefs created in collaboration with children and designers to uplift your sprits.

Exhibition Outline
Title: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 37th Exhibition: JAGDA Handkerchiefs for Tohoku Children Part 2
Dates: Tuesday 15 January - Sunday 17 February 2013, 11am-7pm (open everyday)
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (Midtown Tower 5F)
Admission: Free
Organised by Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Produced byJapan Graphic Designers Association Inc. (JAGDA)

Project Outline
In July 2012 JAGDA conducted drawing workshops at four elementary schools in Tohoku region. The sales of handkerchiefs with these drawings will be donated to each school in July 2013, and the children will be encouraged to develop how to make best of it for their own local communities.
Contributing Schools:
- Otsuchi, Ando, Akahama and Otsuchi-kita Elementary Schools (Otsuchi, Iwate)
- Shiromaru Elementary School (Sendai, Miyagi)
- Naraha-minami and Naraha-kita Elementary Schools (Naraha, Fukushima)
- Shinchi Elementary School (Shinchi, Fukusima).
Exhibits: Square handkerchiefs(450mm×450mm, 100% cotton, made in Japan by Yaezawa Co., Ltd.)
Exhibitors: 385 graphic designers (JAGDA members) based on drawings by 232 children
Sales: 1,200 yen per handkerchief (tax-included / shipping cost excluded).
Spot sale at the Tokyo, Kumamoto (2-3 March only) and other exhibitions (TBA). At other venues, orders will be taken on site or online.
Travelling exhibitions: Kumamoto, Nara and more (TBA) from January through early June 2013.
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Photos from "Handkerchiefs for Tohoku Children Exhibition" in 2011