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HAPPENINGText: Jo Phirip

Design Festa! vol.24” was held on December 2nd and 3rd at Tokyo Big Sight. This big event with more than 6,000 artists and 2,600 booths has been introduced several times on Shift. This time, I would like to introduce “How to Walk at Design Festa” of my own.

The work of Mr. Shinobu Ishimori which was especially impressive

I spoke with many people at this event. Firstly, I took a train “Yurikamome line” from Shinbashi station to the venue Tokyo Big Sight, and happened to meet a girl with her illustration who was one of the exhibitors of Design Festa. I thought she looked like an art school student, but she actually had a very unique career; she studied the gene at the university, and now drawing pictures while working as a pharmacist.

Speaking with many other exhibitors at the venue, I found that they had various careers, including Illustrator, Photographer, Programmer, Theatrical company’s member and Chief executive etc.. Their home places were also various from Kyushu to Hokkaido, and also foreign countries. Speaking with various people is also one of the enjoyable features of this event, as well as watching their works.

The original characters and illustration works were remarkable.

Illustration works by Mr.Tomoya Ueda.

Handmade commodities (Japanese taste flog, fish etc..) by Miss Meyou.

This artist was single-mindedly drawing the picture on umbrellas. His usual activity base is Inogashira Park.

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