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Antique Jamboree 2015

On this show we often focus on the new. But the greatest gear from the past, handed down for generations, is also important. For this week's "On Site" report, join Tomoko Hayakawa at the 2015 Antique Jamboree. If you're looking for a treasure to complete your collection, or just hoping to take a trip down memory lane, look no further.

Antique Jamboree 2015

Schedule: Aug. 7 - 9, 2015
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

The largest antiques fair in Japan, this year the Antique Jamboree has drawn in 500 antiques dealers from all over. It's packed to the walls with both Japanese and Western antiques, as well as other interesting fare such as collectable toys. There's way more than you could look through in just one day, and every year, visitors line up well before opening time, hoping to make the most of it. And as soon as the doors open, they all make a mad dash to be the first to their booth of choice. Joining in the excitement, we've done our best to find the most interesting and unusual finds amongst the mountains of amazing antiques. Highlights from out latest jaunt at the Jamboree include gorgeous hand-tempered copperware, repatriated Satsuma porcelain from the 19th century, collectable cups for eating soba noodles, rebuilt European coffee grinders, classic tin toys from the 1950's, and much more.

  • Antique Jamboree 2015
  • Antique Jamboree 2015
  • Antique Jamboree 2015
  • Antique Jamboree 2015
  • Antique Jamboree 2015
  • Antique Jamboree 2015
  • Antique Jamboree 2015

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- Antique mall GINZA
http://home.att.ne.jp/sun/jambokun/antique/e.html
Organizer Office +81-3-3535-2115

From Ball to Bag

Fashion designers are constantly looking for new fabrics and materials. A company in Hiroshima took note of a new material that is being used to make volleyballs and basketballs, so they approached a famous ball manufacturer in the same city. We'll find out the results of this unusual collaboration on our "Gadgets" segment.

From Ball to Bag

People here in Japan love the sport of volleyball. And the city of Hiroshima is home to two world-famous makers of gear for the sport. One of them, Mikasa, is the manufacturer of the official game balls of the Volleyball World League. Not too long ago, a small clothing and accessory manufacturer in Hiroshima City called Yahashi Souin approached the sporting goods maker with an interesting proposal. They wanted to use the artificial leather that forms the volleyballs' outer layer to make bags. The final results are quite stylish, they feature the trademark yellow and blue colors of the original balls, and the material's unique properties make them lightweight and extremely durable. The company is also using materials from other kinds of balls, and with ball sports gaining popularity, their products could transcend the boundaries of street fashion and gain a much wider customer base.

  • From Ball to Bag
  • From Ball to Bag
  • From Ball to Bag
  • From Ball to Bag
  • From Ball to Bag
  • From Ball to Bag
  • From Ball to Bag

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- YAHASHI SOUIN CO,LTD
http://fukunary.co.jp/company/index.html (Japanese only)
Public Relations +81-82-875-1201

The Soothing Beauty of Light

On our "+Style" segment, we'll visit a designer of interior lighting whose works are meant to bring a feeling of warmth and peace to homes and apartments. There's a wide array of distinct products, some of which are sleek and modern, while others take their cues form nature. He's bound to have something to brighten your day!

The Soothing Beauty of Light

Di Classe is a brand of light fixtures and lamps designed in Japan under the concept of "the soothing beauty of shadows created by light." The brand divides its lineup into four series: the more classic-looking "Barocco," the environmentally-conscious "Earthliving," the naturally-inspired""Nature" line, as well as the simple and modern "Noble" series. The company's products can already be found in stores across the globe, in twelve different countries, including Europe and North America. We met with company president and designer Domei Endo who told us all about the concept behind the brand. He's working hard to get the people of Japan to switch their home lighting over from the harsh and bright fluorescent fixtures that are the current norm. Better still, many of his products also feature traditional or recycled materials making them as socially conscious as they are beautiful.

  • The Soothing Beauty of Light
  • The Soothing Beauty of Light
  • The Soothing Beauty of Light
  • The Soothing Beauty of Light
  • The Soothing Beauty of Light
  • The Soothing Beauty of Light
  • The Soothing Beauty of Light

Further Info:

Please note that some of the products or services featured in this program may be prototypes and not be sold at stores. NHK is not responsible for any damages, losses or injuries caused by the usage of these products or services.

- DI CLASSE Corporation
http://www.di-classe.co.uk/
Public Relations +81-3-3876-6610

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