CREATIVE-KANTO meets Singapore
An exhibition showcasing a collaborative project between
Japanese Makers Operating Regional Resources and Singaporean Designers

3 - 9 June 2016

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)


In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Singapore and Japan (SJ50) this year, Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore is proud to present an exhibition by Kanto-METI and DesignSingapore Council which showcases a collaborative project between Japanese creative "lifestyle" makers from the Kanto region and Singaporean designers.

About the Exhibition


Experience the lifestyle, hospitality and creativity of the Kanto region of Japan from Friday, 3rd June 2016 to Thursday, 9th June 2016 at JCC with a series of exclusive products ranging from tableware, furniture to miscellaneous goods which utilise Kanto’s regional resources by 42 skilled individuals and companies in the spirit of Japanese hospitality Omotenashi.

Visitors will experience a close-up view of raw materials, advanced technologies and fine craftsmanship of Kanto through a walk-through exhibition of Omotenashi. Moreover, visitors will observe first-hand, the potential of future collaborations in the field of creative industries between Japan and Singapore’s creative industries.

About Kanto

The Kanto region of Japan includes the Greater Tokyo Area and encompasses eleven prefectures: Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka and Niigata. It has been defined as the most highly developed, urbanised, and industrialised part of Japan, intertwining nature, city, tradition and the latest technologies.

City and nature co-exist in Kanto. Design technology and innovative ideas are constantly developed in the city and projected to the world. Outside of the city boasts some of their national treasures recognised locally and overseas – Mount Fuji, Tonegawa River, Lake Notan, Island Aogashima and Fukuroda Waterfall to name a few. These rich soils have enabled agricultural businesses to thrive in the region. High quality industrial products produced by traditional techniques are present with the Japanese belief in keeping man close to nature.



Since Kanto became the center of modern development, many skilled individuals and companies across different genres have come together to create a strong culture of abundant manufacturing in response to the needs of different lifestyles in Japan. Its history can be likened to a fabric wove with a high level of craftsmanship, encompassing traditional beauty and advanced ideas. Many advanced industrial human resources with professional knowledge and creative human resources with high sensitivity around the globe find new value in Kanto’s capabilities.

With its rich nature, natural resources and 40.4% of the Japanese population, the Kanto region alone produces 40% of Japanese economic strength and is the engine behind Japan’s economy.

Exhibition Period

Exhibition Period:

3 - 9 June 2016

Opening Hours:

Friday - Thursday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
6 June 2016: 10:00am to 3:00pm / Closed on Sunday, 5 June 2016


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



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4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
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