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ZAKKA – Goods and Things –

  • ZAKKA – Goods and Things –

    21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
    26 February – 5 June 2016

    Have you ever heard of “zakka”, now a design and fashion phenomenon around the world?

    Meaning “miscellaneous goods”, the word used to denote a variety of tools and utensils that were indispensable in everyday life, such as buckets, kettles and brooms.

    Time has changed, and it now covers all sorts of “goods”, ranging from tableware, accessories and cosmetics, to things of no practical use, often with a connotation of something cool and stylish.

    The exhibition retraces the environment and sensitivity surrounding “zakka” and explores its allure from a design perspective, while defining the term loosely as “that which exists like the air in our living space and adds subtle colour to it”.

  • Place name 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
    (in Japanese) 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
    Dates 26 February – 5 June 2016
    *Closed on Tuesdays (except for 3 May 2016)
    Opening hours 10 am – 7 pm (last admission 6:30 pm)
    Price ¥1100
    (University students: ¥800, High School students: ¥500, Junior High School students & younger: free)
    Address 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT (Tokyo Midtown Garden)
    9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 5 min walk from Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Métro Hibiya Line)
    • 5 min walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.


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