Second biggest city following Tokyo with the center of economy in the Kansai region
Osaka prefecture is located in the Kansai region of the mainland island of Honshu. Osaka ranks the second in terms of population following Tokyo and it is the center of economy in the Kansai region.
After a capital was moved from Osaka to Tokyo in 17th century, Osaka flourished as a center for merchants and has developed its own culture.
The most popular tourist spot is a downtown area called Dotonbori. A big billboard of a sweet company, Ezaki Glico along Dotonbori Canal occupies an building and it’s one of the signatures of Dotonbori.
Tsutenkaku is a landmark tower in Osaka and attracts people with a view of Osaka from its observatory.
Current Tsutenkaku is the second generation that was rebuilt in 1956 after the original one went on fire.
Okonomiyaki - Japanese style pancakes made with flour, eggs, tempura scraps (tenkasu), cabbage, and pork belly slices with sauce and dried bonito flake and green dried seaweed on top
Takoyaki - famous street food in Osaka, which is made by flour, egg, octopus, and dark sweet takoyaki sauce.
Kushikatsu - skewers of deep fried meat and vegetables eaten by dipping once into sauce
Sakaiuchi Hamono are knives made in Osaka. To keep strength and sharpness of knives, it is made of the mixture of soft iron and metal.
Osaka is a birth place of glass ware production. In the middle of 18th century, a merchant from Osaka brought a method of glass making from Nagasaki where it imported glass products from Western countries to Tenma area in Osaka.
FUJITA METAL MFG.CO.,LTD.
Frying Pan Story offers 480 variation of made-to-order frying pans with different materials, size, inner coating, outer color and handle type. You can also have a handle engraved to create your special frying pan.
Ikuta is known for a manufacturer of randoseru, backpacks for Japanese elementary school students with their quality materials and top-notch techniques. This small shoulder bag was made of genuine leather not used for making the backpacks.
STB Higuchi Co., Ltd.
360-degree toothbrush for effective oral care
This is a new concept of toothbrush with ultra fine bristles all around by applying special welding techniques that have been developed over 60 years. It enables you to brush your teeth more efficiently and effectively.
Well-balanced, mellow and elegant flavor for a wide range of foods
FRYING PAN STORY
Ikuta Co., Ltd.
Genuine leather bag made of materials for Randoseru
A made-to-order frying pan with 480 variations
Soladey Rhythm2 Toothbrush
Shiken Co., Ltd.
Discover the future of brushing
Soladey Rhythm2 is an unprecedented toothbrush that makes use of sound waves and electronic power to maintain your teeth’s smoothness. Remove stubborn plaque and fight off cavity-causing bacteria with sonic vibrations that keep your teeth healthy and sparkling even 12 hours after brushing. The honeycomb-shaped bristles clean deep between teeth and around molars, and the combination of binchotan charcoal and silver ions inhibit bacterial production.
2020 1st session Gold Award
Omoshiroi Block is a unique memo pad designed based on the belief of sustaining memories in sculpture. It looks like a memo paper cube at first but as the paper on the pad is used up, an intricate paper art embedded inside is gradually revealed. The concept of “memory × moment × sculpture” expresses the company’s hope that users will enjoy the passage of time as they use each sheet. The products are inspired by beautiful designs, including famous architectural landmarks of Japan, world heritage sites and national treasures, as well as Japanese culture in general. Omoshiori Block that brings you back to your wonderful memories of your Japan journey every time you use it.
Thoroughly enjoy making things beautifully.
KLON AUTOMATIC WATCH
Titan Art Co., Ltd.
2020 1st session Award
KLON watches are made in the pursuit of simplicity — a vital concept for the brand — while creating unique face designs that stand out. Only black and white tones are used, while alphanumeric symbols take on the role of creating eye-catching looks suitable for any occasion. Made in Japan, the AUTOMATIC WATCH is self-winding piece with a minimal design. The crown is placed at 12 o’clock to ensure ease of use for both left and right-handed wearers, and gives it an analog stopwatch feel. Turn the watch around to find a skeleton back case, which allows you to see beautiful mechanisms at work inside. The KLON AUTOMATIC WATCH series is the epitome of minimalism and is a stylish accessory for any occasion.
KANAMO is a flower vase, or an art object, that expresses fluctuation. It was created by CHROMES Corp., a company specializing in production of made-to-order ornamental metals for luxury brand shop displays. Since this is a custom-made product, it can be transformed into various interior items. Inspired by the shimmering water and the beautiful ripple wave of light, CHROMES Corp. has incorporated its long-cultivated techniques to express fluctuation in its design.
To create irregular and complex shapes, skilled craftsmen put time and effort in each process from bending stainless-steel plates to create unevenness, welding and polishing— all carried out by hand. Because of this, every item is unique, made only for each specific customer. It glitters with light refracting on the rippling surface of the metal. The ever-changing moments are solidified into a shape, so that they can be gazed at any time. The Japanese concept of enjoying such natural beauty is embodied in KANAMO.