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  • Some weeks ago, NION organized a presentation by a Tokyo-based shoe craftsman, Noriyuki Misawa. While showing us his art pieces he walked through his artistic innovation and told us how he became one of the most unique shoemakers alive.

  • In Tokyo, we met Hiroko Seki, manager of the Royal Canvas Ginza Hotel, the first and only woman in her company in such a position, and auditor Katsumi Sugawara. They talked about a new hospitality style, equality and innovative working time models in Japan, and the positive influences of having lived abroad.

  • We not only organized a club event in Tokyo on behalf of the German Embassy, we also set up a panel discussion at SUPER DOMMUNE, where Sarah Farina, DASCO, Sapphire Slows and Naz Chris talked about the German and Japanese club scenes.

  • A year after NION Week, NION had another milestone. From 01. to 05. September, our partner organization from Japan, RELEASE; visited us in Berlin. We tailored a special learning journey…

  • Tenzan Lab in Prenzlauer Berg is currently hosting a solo exhibition by a Japanese artist, Ai Moliya. We visited their opening reception and interviewed the artist to explore the art and philosophy of Kintsugi as well as unearthing the Japanese concept of Mottainai.

  • Summer always enchants us with its charms and the end of that season is often sentimental. This year, NION Community celebrated the Sun in various ways.

  • The British Museum in London is hosting “Manga マンガ”, the biggest exhibition on manga outside of Japan to date. With “This is Manga – the Art of Urasawa Naoki” the Japan House London had yet another manga exhibition on display Up to late July.

  • NION Community members Birgit and Guillaume shared the disoveries around the topic cleaning they’ve made during their three month artist residency in Kyoto.

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