d design travel FUKUI EXHIBITION ( 2024.2.2 - 2024.4.21 )

d design travel FUKUI EXHIBITION ( 2024.2.2 - 2024.4.21 )

An exhibition on the individuality of Fukui Prefecture

from the perspectives of "design" and "travel" at Shibuya, TOKYO.

Event Details

Dates|February 2, 2024 (Fri) - April 21, 2024 (Sun) 

Time|12:00-20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

Location|d47 MUSEUM (Shibuya Hikarie 8F) 

Admission|Donation (at the entrance)

*Admission is free. Please send us your kindness on your way out. Donations will be carefully used to fund D&DEPARTMENT's long-life design activities.


Cooperation: Fukui Prefecture Shinkansen Promotion Bureau, Exchange and Culture Department 

Special support: Shibuya Hikarie Creative Space 8/

*Last admission to the museum is 19:30, but you can enter the shop after that. The shop closes at 20:00.

*Event content is subject to change without notice. Please check the website and SNS for the latest information.

d design travel FUKUI EXHIBITION

at d47 MUSEUM

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Nowadays, the individuality of each region is being lost in the urbanization of modern Japan. In this individuality, there is a long-established local way of life. To reaffirm its importance, we have published a travel guide for each of the 47 prefectures, called "d design travel. This exhibition celebrates the launch of the Fukui edition, the 33rd prefecture.

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The "Kitamae Ship" that sailed on the Sea of Japan, the "Saba Highway" that connected the Imperial Court to Kyoto, the "Wakasa Bay" that is the gateway from the continent, and the "Hokuriku Shinkansen" that attracts a large number of tourists. Fukui Prefecture has developed its own unique culture by connecting with other prefectures and countries since ancient times. The added value such as "design" and "art" is the "standard" in Fukui. Fukui is no longer "simply amazing" (the slogan for the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen), but glamorous and progressive. And now that time is running parallel to Fukui, Fukui's standards will continue to be updated in the future. The characteristics of Fukui will change, but they will be handed down from generation to generation. This is the long-life "Fukui-ness".

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At this exhibition site, you could enjoy the unique items of Fukui Prefecture, specially borrowed tools, daily necessities, and handicrafts that are actually used in the area.

Most of the items in this exhibition were found by the editor-in-chief during his research, and all of them have a history and development. The more you learn about them, the more interesting they become, and the longer they have been part of the fabric of Fukui Prefecture.

We hope that through the exhibits, visitors will learn about the "designs" that exist and are unique to Fukui Prefecture.

We also hope that this exhibition and the Fukui issue will be an opportunity for you to get to know Fukui Prefecture, and indeed all of Japan, and to feel the importance of the "individuality of each location".

From the exhibition statement by Hideto Shindo (Editor-in-chief / Curator)

FUKUI BUSSAN MARKET, Showcasing Souvenirs

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The "Fukui Bussan Market" is also held at the exhibition, showcasing souvenirs from Fukui Prefecture that the editors of this book have come across in their research and would like to recommend, as well as "Fukui-style" crafts selected by d47 MUSEUM.

It features about 150 items of Fukui Prefecture's proud craftsmanship, including Echizen washi paper goods, accessories made of eyeglass shards, and dinosaur figurines, as well as delicious souvenirs such as craft beer, local Japanese sake, and so on. The picture below is “Space Mackerel Can” recommended by d47 museum staff. Please check it out at d47 museum shop!!

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Fukui Teishoku, Fukui’s “Home Grown” Meal

at d47 SHOKUDO

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set meal photo by yuji yamazaki

d47 Shokudo chefs traveled around Fukui Prefecture. They have sampled local specialties and traditional dishes and interviewed local producers to develop set menus that are unique to the area. 

The menu includes "Oroshi-soba" with spicy grated radish and broth, a rice ball with momi-wakame seaweed, "Abura-age (fried tofu)", spicy wheat gluten salad, pickled small sea bream, and “Heshiko”. 

The "Fukui Teishoku" is a dish that incorporates “Hoonko”-sustaining Fukui’s food culture with faith, as learned from the Kitamae ship and the Saba Highway. Hope you enjoy it at d47 SHOKUDO!!

The Fukui Teishoku is served in;

Location| d47 SHOKUDO (Shibuya Hikarie 8F)

Period| February 2, 2024 (Fri) - April 21, 2024 (Sun)

Closed| Wednesdays (Open if Wednesday is a national holiday)

*Limited quantities available daily.

*Period of availability and menu items are subject to change based on availability and other factors.

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