In Hirosaki-city, Aomori, boasting the biggest apple crop in Japan, “Hirosaki Design Week -Ringo-“ will be held from October 9th to 10th, during the apple harvest. Japan-based creators and local people will consider the future of Hirosaki as a part of the regional revitalisation project “Japan Design Week” led by Tokyo Design Week.
A product designer Syunsuke Kita and local artisans will discuss about the future of traditional crafts at the Hirosaki conference “Tsugaru-nuri” on 9th and “Hirosaki Ideathon” will be held on 10th with guests including Ken-ichiro Mogi, Akihito Nishino, Shizuka Tatsuno, Yoshiko Ikoma, Seiichi Hishikawa, and matohu, based on ideas about “gifts associated with apple” invited before the event.
At the Hirosaki park, a free music event “Hirosaki Sound-story festival Cross.S” will be held on 10th. At the best location, the inner citadel of Hirosaki castle, a music live and workshops are going to be performed by Ryota Fujimaki and Tabito Nanao.
Hirosaki Design Week -Ringo-
Date: October 9th – 10th, 2016
Place: Hirosaki-city, Aomori, Japan, (Hirosaki-city Apple Park, Yoshino-cho Brick Warehouse, Hirosaki Park and more)
Organized by Hirosaki Design Week Consortium
TEL: +81 0172 40 0494
Supported by Tokyo Design Week
Text: Ayumi Yakura