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An OFF TO MEET-Themed Spring Event
SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET

Featuring artworks that can only be experienced “here and now” and special menus
Hosted in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi area from Sunday, March 15–Sunday, April 5, 2020

January 16, 2020
Nihonbashi Sakura Festival Executive Committee
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

The Nihonbashi Sakura Festival Executive Committee will host SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi area from Sunday, March 15–Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Naoki Ono, editorial director of Kokoku magazine, has been welcomed as the creative director for this year’s festival, the seventh time the festival has been held. The festival will be held under the theme of OFF TO MEET and will roll out a variety of content enabling contact with real value that can only be experienced “here and now.”

Moreover, Offline Nihonbashi will also be held on the weekend of March 28–29, coinciding with SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET. This is a two-day special event where participants are urged to switch off their smartphones and put some distance between themselves and the digital world so they can feel real value throughout their entire bodies. Long-standing and famous establishments based in the foody neighborhood of Nihonbashi will hold a food market featuring special menus provided only on the weekend of the event, while there will be live concerts that can only be seen in the area and a number of various other events including a book market with the prospect of chance encounters.

SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET

Dates Sunday, March 15–Sunday, April 5, 2020
Inquiries Nihonbashi Information Center Tel: 03-3242-2334 (10:00–21:00)
Organizer Nihonbashi Sakura Festival Executive Committee
Members Nihonbashi Kitazume-Shotengai, Muromachi 1-Chome Neighborhood Association,
Muromachi 2-Chome Neighborhood Association, Nihonbashi Muromachi Area
Management, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.


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List of SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET Events

SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET

Dates Sunday, March 15–Sunday, April 5, 2020
Inquiries Nihonbashi Information Center Tel: 03-3242-2334 (10:00–21:00)
Website SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET Official Website(scheduled to open on February 27)
Japanese:https://nihonbashi-sakurafes.art/
English:https://nihonbashi-sakurafes.art/en/
Organizer Nihonbashi Sakura Festival Executive Committee
Members Nihonbashi Kitazume-Shotengai, Muromachi 1-Chome Neighborhood Association,
Muromachi 2-Chome Neighborhood Association,
Nihonbashi Muromachi Area Management, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Supporters Chuo City and the Chuo City Tourism Association
Special sponsorship Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Sponsors OVOL Nihonbashi Building, COREDO Nihonbashi, COREDO Muromachi 1-3, COREDO Muromachi Terrace, Tokyo Station City Management Council, TOKYU LAND CORPORATION,  Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd., NIPPON TOCHI-TATEMONO Co., Ltd., Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. Main Store, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, YUITO, YUITO ANNEX (Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.), Hamadasyuzou, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD., others
Cooperation the Nihonbashi Renaissance Project team, Meikyo “Nihonbashi” Preservation Society, Nihombashi Restaurant Association, Nihombashi-miyoshikai, Nippachi-kai, Ningyocho Shopping Street, the Amazake Yokocho Store Association, Higashinihonbashi Yagenbori Store Association, others (planned)

SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET Director

Creative Director Naoki Ono
(Editorial director, Kokoku magazine; representative, HAKUHODO monom)

Joined Hakuhodo, Inc. in 2008. Following stints as a space designer and copywriter, established the monom creative team specializing in product development. Outside of Hakuhodo, he supervises YOY, a design studio that designs furniture, lighting and interiors. He has received numerous awards including the Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Good Design Best 100 in the Good Design Awards and Japan Space Design Association’s Gold Prize. He has worked as a part-time lecturer at Musashino Art University since 2015.

Art Director: Naonori Yago (Art director, graphic designer)

Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1986. Worked on advertisements for Laforet HARAJUKU and an invitation note for its private party and more. Orchestrated the brand design for JAL LCC ZIPAIR Tokyo Inc., producing its logo, symbols, aircraft livery design and uniform direction. Provided visual book design for ROPPONGI HILLS FASHION. Produced CD jackets for artists including Akiko Yano, THE YELLOW MONKEY, RADWIMPS, Masaki Suda and Chara. Designed books for photographers including Mikiya Takimoto, Kishin Shinoyama and Yoshiyuki Okuyama. Scheduled to hold Basara, his first large-scale solo exhibition, at LAFORET MUSEUM in February 2020.

Venue composition: Yusuke Oono
Representative and architect, DOMINO ARCHITECTS

Born in Germany in 1983. Representative and architect at DOMINO ARCHITECTS. Completed a Master of Architecture at the University of Tokyo. Started his own business in 2016 after working at carrilho da graca arquitectos in Lisbon and noiz architects in Tokyo and Taipei. Active in various types of design from architecture to apps. Has worked concurrently as an adjunct professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts since 2011.

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