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Japan shows its creative side at Tokyo Designers Week

"Hello design! Hello art! Hello you!"

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Japan is famed for its history of unique design, and Tokyo Designers Week is the biggest chance the country has to show it's still got it. Taking place across the city from October 30th until November 5th, the event brings together artists, students, architects, and technology companies in a celebration of all things design.

This year's event was built around the themes of "House" and "Play," but not all exhibitors stuck to the themes so strictly. Our visit managed to take in skateboards made from kimonos, giant rabbit art, Kinect-powered alarm clocks, giraffe-shaped skyscrapers, and over six hundred cellphones. Read on to see these and more.

Photos from TDW 2012


The slogan for this year's event was 'Hello Design!,' with the legend emblazoned onto these bags handed out to early attendees.