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Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo is the spiritual and aesthetic home of the Japanese high-end interior design scene. With myriad ways to make your house feel like a home, we'll meet a variety of exhibitors with sensibilities ranging from playfully modern to classically Japanese. Reporter Lemi Duncan is our stylishly sensible guide, "On Site."

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

Schedule: Jun. 14 - 16,, 2017
Location: Tokyo Big Sight

Welcome to Interior Lifestyle Tokyo! Held right here in trend-setting Tokyo, this truly fabulous exhibition is all about the latest in lifestyle ideas and products. This major interior design event features an impressive variety of goods from household items to gifts, which are produced both in Japan and abroad by major manufacturers and independent designers alike. While not open to the public, it has many items that are sure to be of interest even to those outside the industry. Highlights from our coverage this year include some excellent eggshell-based products with superior form and function, fabulous fragrances from a 200-year-old firm, step ladders and stools with kawaii style, a bicycle stand that could double as an objet d'art, wooden toys that are as pleasing to look at as they are fun to play with, and a number of uniquely Japanese paper products; both modern and traditional.

  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
  • Interior Lifestyle Tokyo

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.

- Messe Frankfurt Japan
Shosankan 7F 1-3-2 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072 JAPAN

- Nihon Mtecs Ltd.
2-16-18 Komazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0012 JAPAN

- Kitchibe Co., Ltd.
19 Kanda-Konyacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0035 JAPAN

- Hasegawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1-17-25 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033 JAPAN

- Nino Inc.
3-4-27 Homennaka, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture 790-0042 JAPAN

- Comaam Toys Co., Ltd.
1-4-16 Sakae-cho, Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture 332-0017 JAPAN

- Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.
282 Yonejima, Takaoka-City, Toyama Prefecture 933-0076 JAPAN

- Mino Washi Museum
1851-3 Warabi, Mini-City, Gifu Prefecture 501-3788 JAPAN

Learn to Fix Your Camera

Photography is a popular hobby in Japan and around the world. But here the story isn't about taking pictures, it's about taking care of the things that take pictures. In this retro-tech installment of "+Style," we'll bring you all the tips and tricks you need to keep your analog camera in working order, from a very special camera repair class.

>Learn to Fix Your Camera

Repairing models of cameras from a few decades ago is a hobby that's been picking up in popularity. Going beyond just the appreciation of antiques, a growing number of shutterbugs want to repair their old camera, put in a fresh new roll of film, and start shooting. Many of these enthusiasts eventually come to a point where they'd like to repair their treasured cameras themselves. Enter Mr. Yoshiaki Taguchi, camera expert and instructor at the Tobu Culture School. Focused on getting amateurs up to speed, his courses take a hands-on approach; including detailed step-by-step instructions with images, and of course the help and advice of the master himself. Getting the movement of each part as close to perfection as possible is challenging, but very rewarding. Taking the time to get it right really lets you appreciate details like the camera's design, its weight and the feel of its movement.

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  • Learn to Fix Your Camera
  • Learn to Fix Your Camera
  • Learn to Fix Your Camera
  • Learn to Fix Your Camera
  • Learn to Fix Your Camera
  • Learn to Fix Your Camera

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.

- Hisamatsuyu
4-32-15 Sakuradai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-0002 JAPAN

Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing

In this very refreshing "Special Report," we'll join Great Gear host and "bathing beauty" Matthew Masaru Barron for a look at how an age-old Japanese institution, the public bath, is adapting and changing in the 21st century. We'll see two such facilities, each with a new and unique approach to keeping the bath waters flowing.

Japanese people love bathing, but in recent years, there's been a drastic drop in the number of public baths. Of those that are still around, many have become outdated. However, some public bath owners are making aggressive changes in order to save their businesses: offering fashionable yet affordable bathing experiences. One example is Natural Hot Spring Hisamatsuyu in Tokyo. With the aim of attracting new customers, the second-generation owner decided to give the baths a modern makeover. And then there's Ofuro Café Bivouac, one of Saitama's oldest sentos, it was reborn as a camping-themed day spa with impressive amenities, and plans to add more attractive services like facilities for kids. Both businesses have seen positive results from their investments, and prospects look good. This may well be the best time in history to take a bath here in Japan!

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  • Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing
  • Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing
  • Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing
  • Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing
  • Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing
  • Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing
  • Rejuvenating the Business of Bathing

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.

- Hisamatsuyu
4-32-15 Sakuradai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-0002 JAPAN

- Bivouac
939 Kubojima, Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture 360-0831 JAPAN

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