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The spirit of Japanese Design and Craft



Understated at first look, this medal case fulfils three roles: “to contain,” “to carry,” and “to display,” whereas encapsulating the Japanese aesthetic inside its particulars.

Carved right into a round type to symbolize the Japanese flag and incorporating the standard color of indigo, every bit is meticulously created by Japanese craftsmen. Special care was positioned to make sure that it complemented the medal when being displayed and had a satisfying tactile high quality, opening and shutting mechanism, and even sound.

The medal case is constructed out of ash wooden from Hokkaido. This materials has lengthy been used for making tennis rackets, skis, bats, railings, and furnishings, and is totally embedded in our lives and the world of sports activities. Its hardy nature and strikingly lovely wooden grain personifies the power and great thing about the athletes.

In the Abashiri District of Hokkaido, is the city of Tsubetsu, residence to a inhabitants of 4,400 and Yamagami Mokko, a woodworking manufacturing unit that has been in operation since 1950. Yamagami Yuichiro, who will ultimately develop into its third-generation president, and designer Yoshida Shinya – each age 35 – collaborated carefully, albeit from afar, within the pursuit and realisation of world-class Japanese design and craft.

Furthermore, this medal case design will probably be utilised by each the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The emblem on the floor is gorgeous to behold and for visually-impaired athletes to really feel as effectively. Various processing methods have been examined to attain this desired impact.