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“Do you remember Clambon?”


Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design, Laboratory 9

This is an exhibition by Tokyo University of the Arts Design Department Laboratory 9 (Design Embody) volunteers (students and alumni of the laboratory, and faculty members involved with the laboratory).


``When you were in elementary school, didn't you have a class where you read Kenji Miyazawa's ``Yamanashi'' and drew pictures?'' 


I thought this story was amazing because it stirs the imagination, and at the same time, I thought, ``What is Clambon?'' And I thought, ``That's great!'' I thought, ``Isn't it great to draw a picture while imagining something mysterious?'' I still remember how I felt.

Design Embody, which is the name of our laboratory several years ago, has the meaning of ``to embody.'' Just like ``drawing a picture while imagining Crambon,'' art and design are all about giving form to something vague and invisible, and expressing concepts that we don't yet know what it is. Isn't there?

I believe that ``creating something invisible'' and ``expressing things that go beyond unfamiliar, existing fields'' have the potential to lead to ``the richness of life.''

“Isn’t it wonderful to have a house decorated with things that don’t really make sense at first glance and have no function?”

Our laboratory has traditionally focused on spatial design and three-dimensional modeling, and we have always wanted to see our research lead to enriching people's lives.

I want to create a world in which things that seem to have no function actually have functions that make life more comfortable. And I hope that this laboratory can play such a role.


This time, I would like to confirm the current position of the laboratory through the works and activities of the members who have been involved with the laboratory since 2006. The exhibition space is not an ordinary exhibition stand, but a table made of chairs used for drawing at the University of the Arts, creating a space that is different from everyday life. Our laboratory is still in the process of development. Please feel free to take a look and give us your guidance and comments.


Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design, Laboratory 9 (Design Embody)

Professor Kazuyuki Hashimoto

[Exhibition information]


“Do you remember Clambon?”

Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Design, Laboratory 9


Date: March 31, 2023 (Friday) - April 20239th (Sun)

Time: 11:30-19:30 (last day 11:30-18:00)

Venue: TIERS GALLERY 5-7-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

free entrance

Sponsored by: “Do you remember Clambon?” Executive Committee

Exhibitors: Kazuyuki Hashimoto, Keisuke Yuzuki, Takashi Hokoi, Saori Anzai, Takako Kitsunezuka, Takuya Shoji, Yuriko Matsuda, Marino Aramaki, Etsushi Kurokawa, Atsushi Shindo, Yuo Yamada, Manami Washino, Yusuke Wakata, Takuto Ota, Hitomi Tanaka, Aoi Takai, Natsumi Takamoto, Mei Sekine, Tomoyo Shimada, Ryosuke Imamura, Miwa Ishida, Aruku Sugiyama, Yu Nankai, Hikaru Yamamoto (24 people in total)

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