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🧑‍🎨 | Tokujin Yoshioka, the designer of the torch relay "Torch", will be the final runner in Saga Prefecture.


Tokujin Yoshioka, the designer of the torch relay "Torch", will be the final runner in Saga Prefecture.

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The final runner is Tokujin Yoshioka (54), who was born in Saga and designed the torch of the torch relay.

The torch relay in Saga Prefecture reached the goal in front of the Prefectural Museum in Jonai, Saga City at around 10:8 pm on the XNUMXth.The final runner is Sa ... → Continue reading

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Olympic torch

Olympic torch(Maybe because of the Olympicsalone: Olympischer Fackellauf,British: Olympic Flame,Buddha: Flamme olympique) IsInternational Olympic CommitteeUnder the authority ofGreece OfOlympiaTo be lit upTue.Olympic OfSymbolBut also.

During the Olympic GamesMain stadiumContinue to be lit up.Its origin isAncient greeceGoing back in timeGreek mythologyAppear inPrometheus ZeusIn commemoration of stealing the fire from the source and telling it to humankindAncient olympicIt was lit during the holding period of.The torch1928 Amsterdam OlympicsSince it was introduced again inTorch relay The1936 Berlin OlympicsSince it was first introduced inModern olympicContinues to be part of[1].

Fire and torch relay

The torch is GreekOlympiaFired at the ruins using the sun,Delivered to the Olympic venue by the torchbearer.The ancient Olympics were held months before the opening ceremony of the OlympicsPeloponnese PeninsulaIn OlympiaHellerIt is being lit at the site of the temple.To the torch torch, a concave mirror that concentrates the sun's rays on one point,FurnaceGoddessHestiaEleven shrine maidens (played by an actress) who worship the torch are lit by holding a torch.

The torch is then transported by the torch relay to the host city of the Olympic Games.In addition to athletes and celebrities, the general public also participates in the torchbearer.It is customary for the first runner of the torchbearer to be a Greek person and the second runner to be a person from the host country.2020 Tokyo OlympicsTorchbearer becomes the first runner2016 Rio de Janeiro OlympicsShooting Women's 25m Gold Medalist(English edition), To the second runner2004 Athens OlympicsWomen's Marathon Gold MedalistMizuki NoguchiHowever, the first runner has been a man so far, and Koracaki will be the first woman to serve as the first runner.[2].

On the day of the opening ceremony, the torch relay will be ignited at the torch stand installed at the stadium, which is the main venue for the competition.

In the past, it was common for the final runner to move the fire from the torch to the torch rather than running toward the torch on stairs, but in recent years there have been various things such as archery arrows, ski jumpers, and fireworks installed at the stadium. The taste is becoming more elaborate.In many cases, the final runner or ignition "gimmick" is kept secret until the last moment and is generally served by a well-known athlete in the host country.It is considered a great honor to light the torch.The torch will be lit at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games and will continue to be lit until it is turned off at the closing ceremony.

All the fuel for the torch relay of the past modern Olympics until the 2014 Games,propane gasAlso known as[3].2021At the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic torch relay, the torch stand and some sectionsFukushimaMade inHydrogen fuelWas used[4].


Ancient timesGreekFor him, the fire was sacred, believed to have been stolen by Prometheus from the gods.Because of this, the fireOlympiaIt is found in many temples of.The fire continued to burn at the Hestia altar in Olympia.During the Olympic GamesZeusThe temple of Zeus' wife Hera was lit and praised Zeus.The torch in the modern Olympics is lit at the place where the temple of Hera was once built.

Modern olympicThen, the torch was not seen until 1928. NetherlandsArchitect'sJan Wils 1928 Amsterdam OlympicsIn doing so, he incorporated the idea of ​​incorporating a tower into the design of the Olympic Stadium and keeping the fire burning.In recognition of this, Vils has won a gold medal in the building category. 1928May 7, Amsterdam Electricity Bureau staff locallyKLMThe first torch was lit on the so-called "Marathon Tower", known as the ashtray.The idea of ​​the torch received a lot of attention and was adopted as a symbol of the Olympic Games.

After that, as the Summer Olympics1936 Berlin OlympicsSo, for the Winter Olympics1952 Oslo OlympicsThe torch relay was introduced for the first time in Japan, and became an annual event in the subsequent modern Olympics.[1].

Summer olympic

1936 Berlin OlympicsAt that time, the torch relay was invented.GermanyWas a sports official and sports scientist.The idea of ​​transporting the torch fired in Greece to Berlin isGermanic peopleThat is the successor to Greece, the origin of European civilization.Adolf HitlerIt was also suitable for the idea of.With Greece (Konstantin Kondylis) as the first runner, more than 3,000 runners set the torch from OlympiaBerlinCarried to.Was a German track and field athleteFritz Schilgen(Fritz Schilgen) was the final runner and lit the torch at the stadium.Since then, the torch relay has become part of the Olympics.

1948 London OlympicsThen.English ChannelThe ship was used for the first time to cross1952 Helsinki OlympicsThen the plane was used for the first time.1956 Melbourne OlympicsIn the case of, it is the host countryAustraliaSeverequarantineBecause ofEquestrianThe competition was held in isolation and the equestrian competition was heldStockholmThe torch was carried on a horse to.

In addition, elaborate production is used each time1968 Mexico City OlympicsThen the torch crossed the Atlantic Ocean, but I used a ship to move it, and the route wasColumbusI followed the route to the Americas as it was.As a notable means of transportation1976 Montreal OlympicsAt that time, the torch is electronicpulseThere was an attempt to convert to.This pulseAthensからsatelliteViaカナダDeliver tolaserA ray of light reignited.As another means of transportation,Native american OfCanoe,camel,ConcordeCan also be mentioned.

2000 Sydney OlympicsThen.Great Barrier ReefUnderwaterDiverIt was moved by and became the first underwater torch relay in history.

2004 Athens OlympicsAt that time, the first 78-day global torch relay took place.The torch traveled a distance of 11,300 km by the hands of approximately 78,000 people, the first of whichAfricaとLatin AmericaVisiting the past Olympic host cities2004I'm back in Athens, the venue for the Olympic Games.

2008 Beijing OlympicsThen, via 135 cities in the world, the highest peak in the world at an altitude of 8848 mEverestThe summit通過did.But,アルゼンチン-America-France-The United Kingdom-Australia-India-Japan- South KoreaIn various countries around the world, such asTibetDue to the effects of protests against the crackdown, there were a number of countries that extinguished the torch three times and changed the planned route.Also,Nagano cityIn Japan where the torch relay was held inZenkoji TempleHas canceled the use as a starting point, and the official sponsors Lenovo Japan, Samsung Japan, and Coca-Cola Japan have canceled the advertisement posting (all three companies are not due to the Tibetan problem) and there is confusion. occured.Detail is2008 Beijing Olympic Torch RelaySee.

2009XNUM X Month X NUM X Day,International Olympic CommitteeThe (IOC) has decided to abolish the global torch relay by holding the torch relay for the upcoming Olympics only in the host country, following the failure of the Beijing Olympic torch relay to operate smoothly.

At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it went through about 270 cities in the country, but due to financial difficulties etc., it declined the torch relay and some interference occurred.[5][6].

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, relays will be held in 47 prefectures nationwide in sections of 2-3 km, and in other sections the torch will be carried in the form of carrying the torch by car.[7]..The mileage per person at the relay was set to 1m, and it was required to run in about 200 minutes.Special costumes are prepared and it is planned to run with the accompanying car[7]..For this reason, the number of runners who needed more than 1964 at the 10 Tokyo Olympics has decreased significantly to about 1.[7]..The torch when transporting by car is not disclosed, and the route has not been announced in advance.[7].

Winter Olympics

Winter OlympicsIn, the first torch relay was held1952 Oslo Olympicswas.The place where the first torch relay was fired was not OlympiaノルウェーA pioneer of ski sports in(English edition)It was a fireplace in my house.1960と1994The torch was also lit there.

1956Torch relayRomeIt started from.Except for this year, the Winter Olympic torch relay started in Olympia.

1998 Nagano OlympicsThen, the design of the relay torch was bad, and especially when it was tilted forward, the trouble that the torch was extinguished by the running wind occurred frequently.It was pointed out that there was a lack of prior testing, such as fuel dripping when tilted vertically or slightly backward so that the fire would not go out, causing burns.

2014 Sochi OlympicsThen the torch is the first icebreaker in historyNorth poleWas carried to[8]. Also,Soyuz TMA-11MBy the torchInternational Space StationTwo Russian astronauts took a torch and took a spacewalk, and the first ever torch relay in outer space was held.[9].

The final torchbearer of all time

For many years, it has been a tradition for famous athletes and former athletes to be the final runners.Another famous final torchbearer is a French star soccer playerMichel Platini(1992), Boxing Heavyweight ChampionMohammed Ali(1996), Aboriginal track and field athleteKathy Freeman(2000) and others.

Other lesser-known figures have ignited the torch, which symbolizes the Olympic ideals.Served as a torchbearer at the Tokyo OlympicsYoshinori Sakai TheAtomic bomb dropped on HiroshimaWas done1945May 8,Hiroshima(Miyoshi City), SakaiSecond World WarIt symbolized the later reconstruction of Japan.1976 Montreal OlympicsSo two teenagers (one from a French-speaking region and one from an English-speaking region) symbolized Canada's harmony.2012 London OlympicsThen, seven teenage players nominated as "young people who will lead the next generation" by the famous British players in the past symbolized the future of England.

Below is a list of the final torchbearers of all time who ignited the torch at the stadium.

Summer olympic

Winter Olympics

Ignition to the torch stand

The reason why the torch attracts public attention is that the ignition of the torch is the climax of the opening ceremony.On the other hand, there are criticisms about the tendency to escalate with each round, as the "device" of ignition becomes complicated due to the show-up, which causes cost increase and trouble.

  • 1992At the Barcelona GamesParalympic OfarcheryAthletes ignited a fire arrow at the torch stand at the edge of the stadium.
  • 1994At the Lillehammer tournament, ski jumpers brought the torch to the stadium.
  • 1998At the Nagano tournament, there was a lot of talk about how to ignite the torch stand outside the opening ceremony.TwelveIto, who wore a costume with the motif of, climbed up at the elevator in the venue, approached the torch stand and set it on fire.
  • 2000At the Sydney Olympics, Freeman himself entered the pond and ignited it around the torch, and the object on the ring with the fire rose up and was set on the torch stand at the top.
  • 2002At the Salt Lake City Tournament, everyone took a torch and lit the torch.
  • 2004At the Athens Olympic Games, the torch was ignited to bow.
  • 2006At the Turin tournament, Belmond himself stood and ignited in front of the tunnel-shaped arch.A fire ran through the entire stadium and lit the torch.
  • 2008At the Beijing tournament, Li-Ning, who tied a wire rope, sprinted on a large screen stretched around the top of the stand, igniting an iron pipe directly under the torch stand.
  • 2010At the Vancouver tournament, four stanchions extended from the ground and four runners were scheduled to ignite at the same time, but due to a mechanical failure, one did not rise and three ignited.However, at the closing ceremony, the clown connected the plug and pulled it up with this happening in the wrong direction, and it could not be ignited at the opening ceremony.Catriona Le May DawnIs igniting[10]..In addition, the torch stand outside the venue was also ignited at this competition.
  • 2012At the London Olympic Games in London, long rods were laid out radially in the center of the stadium, igniting 204 torches, the same number as the number of participating countries that became like colored flowers.Then the torch stood up automatically, and everything stood up vertically to form one huge torch stand.
  • 2014At the Sochi tournament, a torch stand was set up at the medal plaza outside the opening ceremony venue, and when the ignition stand under the torch stand was ignited, the flame rose up the torch stand and the torch was lit.The audience was informed of the ignition by fireworks because they could not see the torch.
  • 2016At the Rio de Janeiro Games, a torch stand for the opening and closing ceremony was set up inside the stadium, and a torch stand for lighting the torch was set up outdoors during the tournament.At the opening ceremony, a small torch stand like a sphere was ignited, and the rising torch stand became a shining sun together with an object that imaged the sun behind, and the production was made to shine light on the venue.
  • 2018At the Pyeongchang Games, when an object with the image of ice under the torch was ignited, a ring-shaped rod extended and the torch just above was lit.
  • 2020At the Tokyo XNUMX Games, the torch stand for the opening and closing ceremony and the torch stand for the Games period were set up inside and outside the stadium, respectively.It has the shape of a sphere on top of Mt. Fuji, and when ignited, the sphere opened like a flower.

Torch stand

The torch stand and its stanchions are often unique and bold in design, and these are also related to how they are ignited during the opening ceremony. 1992Barcelona OlympicThen, a fire arrow to light the fire heads for the torch standarcheryWas released from. 1996Atlanta OlympicsSo the torch stand was like an artistic scroll adorned with red and gold.Paralympics of the same yearThen, a mountaineer with a paralyzed body climbed a rope hanging from the torch stand and ignited it.

ArchitectToyo ItoAccording to 2016, the same torch has never been used twice, including the Olympic Games held in the same city multiple times.[11].

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stipulated in its guidelines that the torch stand should be "installed in a place visible to all spectators in the stadium" and "installed so that it can be seen by people outside the stadium during the period". However, there have been exceptions in recent years. 2012London OlympicsThen, after ignition, it was moved to the front of the spectator seats of the stadium, and it was invisible from the outside.[12].

Torch stand of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

1964 Tokyo OlympicsThen, it will be a prelude to the invitation1958 OfTokyo Asian GamesThe torch stand was reused.

According to the Games Organizing Committee, the condition was that "the delivery time is 3 months and the production cost is 20 yen."It is said that it would take at least eight months to make a similar product, and the cost was one twentieth of the market price, so it was rejected by all major companies.The Organizing Committee was at that timeKawaguchi citylongMotoyoshi OhnoIn response, he requested the production of a torch stand in time for the Asian Games.OhnocastingNominated a master craftsman of making.However, Mannosuke retired from the front line, and Koichi Suzuki, the eldest son of Mannosuke, declined this request, saying that it was "not worth it", but Mannosuke said, "I will do this. Don't think about the profits and losses of your work, "he said.

Mannosuke, who started the production of the torch stand, was Mihei Okamura (later Mayor of Kawaguchi) who was the president of Kawaguchi Internal Machinery.Koshiro OkamuraI rented a workshop from my grandfather) and invited my third son to complete the mold two months later. Mannosuke died eight days later due to shock and overwork[13][14]..However, since the delivery date was less than one month, Bungo made the second torch stand without sleep and for two weeks with the cooperation of his brother and the craftsmen around him who were taught by Mannosuke. After work, I managed to meet the deadline[15],National StadiumIt was installed on the upper part of the stand on the south side of.Bungo says, "If I failed, I was going to get hungry and die."

Since this torch stand belongs to the Tokyo Asian Games, it was decided to build a new torch stand at the Tokyo Olympics.However, I heard the story of Suzuki father and sonIchiro KonoAt the discretion of the Minister in charge of the Olympics, it was officially adopted as the Olympic torch stand and was relocated to the upper part of the back stand that was added during the expansion work for the Olympics.

The torch stand is 2.1 in height m, maximum diameter is also 2.1 m and weighs about 4 tons[16]..Designed and designed by four people, including the designer of the National Stadium, the 4 horizontal lines represent the number of participating countries / regions at the Tokyo Asian Games, and the wave pattern represents the Pacific Ocean.

This torch stand was engraved by Bungo with the characters "Suzuman", which refers to the name of his father, Mannosuke, as the creator's name, and was left until the National Stadium was dismantled.After dismantlingNational StadiumDuring rebuildingGreat East Japan EarthquakeIt will be rented out to the disaster areas. In 2015MiyagiIshinomakiWas lent to Ishinomaki City General Sports Park[17]..The torch stand was exhibited in Ishinomaki City until March 2019, after which it was rented to Iwate and Fukushima prefectures and toured in both prefectures.[16]..Then, I returned to Kawaguchi City, where it was manufactured, from October 10th to March 6th, 2020.Kawaguchi StationEast Exit Kawaguchi Station East Exit Public Square (Cupo-laExhibited at (Plaza)[16][18]..After the exhibition was over, repairs such as replacing the combustion equipment were carried out at a factory in Kanagawa Prefecture, and then it was moved to the front of the east gate of the new national stadium on June 6 (initially scheduled for April 9). ..The open house was postponed in 4.2020 Tokyo Olympics-ParalympicIt is scheduled after the end (initially scheduled for July 2020 or later).

After that, a request came from Saitama prefecture to Bungo.At the venue where the torch is divided and lit at the competition venueToda Rowing CourseWas selected, so he asked me to build a torch stand for that purpose.Bungo made a thing with the same design as the national stadium in two-thirds the size.At the other competition venues where the torch was divided, a torch stand with a different design from the main venue was produced, but this torch stand became the only torch stand with the same design as the main venue.

In addition, Mannosuke's torch stand was also repaired, and in 2004, in Kawaguchi City.Aokicho ParkIt is located in2020 Tokyo Olympic Torch RelayThis place was selected as the starting point in Saitama Prefecture, and Akishige Suzuki, the fourth son of Mannosuke, was scheduled to be the first runner, but Kawaguchi City is the target area for the spread prevention priority measures such as the new coronavirus. Due to the fact that the relay was canceled on public roads, a departure commemorative ceremony was held in front of Mannosuke's torch stand.In addition, Akishige held a torch at the ignition ceremony (torch kiss) at the celebration on the last day in Saitama prefecture.

Burnt fire

What is a bonfire?TorchThat is.

in JapanNational Athletic MeetとNational Health and Welfare FestivalA bonfire relay is being held at (Nenrin Pick).

At the National Sports Festival, it is decided that the venue will have its own fire, and just before the event, the fire will be collected and ignited at the opening ceremony.Also,National disabled sports meetThe same applies to.

At the National Health and Welfare Festival, fire is lit at the general opening ceremony hall, a bonfire relay is held on the spot, and the bonfire stand is ignited by three generations of runners (from the 17th Gunma Tournament).

The exception isNational high school general physical education meetKumamotoConvention2001A bonfire was ignited throughout the New Century.

Bonfire stand

As a general rule, two bonfire runners climb the stairs and ignite on the spot as the ignition method of the bonfire stand.1998 OfKanagawa Tournament(Yokohama International Stadium), The bonfire was ignited by eight people for the first time in history, and it was attached to the bonfire stand with the momentum from the white smoke transmitted through the fuse.



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Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka(Yoshioka Tokujin,1967 -) isJapan OfDesigner,Artists.Kuwasawa Design Institutegraduate. 2020 Tokyo OlympicsThen.Torch relayResponsible for torch design[11].


Born in Saga prefecture in 1967.From childhoodLeonardo da VinciUnder the influence of, he studied painting such as oil painting and became interested in science.

Graduated from Arita Technical High School Design Department. In 1986Kuwasawa Design InstituteAfter graduating[1],Shiro KuramataとIssey MiyakeAfter studying design, he established Tokujin Yoshioka Design Office in 2000.[2]

Designed many global companies,ISSEY MIYAKEIncluding,Cartier,Swarovski,Louis Vuitton,Hermes,TOYOTAAnd so on.Held every year in ItalyMilano Salone International Furniture Fair(Salone del Mobile Milano)[3]Introduced new furniture brands such as Kartell, Moroso, Glass Italia and Driade. 

The work isNew York Museum of Modern Art,Pompidou Center (National Museum of Modern Art),Victoria and Albert MuseumPermanently held in major museums around the world[4].

AmericaNewsweekSelected as one of the "100 Japanese Respected by the World" by the magazine[5].

Winners of Design Miami / Designer of the Year, Elle Deco International Design Awards / Designer of the Year, Maison & Objet / Creator of the Year, etc.[2].

Representative works

Natural structure chair 2001-

The paper chair "Honey-pop" (2001) is a chair that changes from a flat surface to a three-dimensional one.By spreading 1 sheets of thin paper laminated to only 120 cm, it becomes a honeycomb (honeycomb) structure, and when a person sits down, the shape is fixed and completed.[6] "PANE chair" (2006) creates a structure by entwining 1 mm fine fibers, like the fiber structure of plants.In the production process, the shape of the chair is memorized by putting a lump of fiber in a paper tube, putting it in a kettle like baking bread, and applying heat.[7] Natural Crystal Chair "Venus-Crystal Chair" (2008) is a work that creates a crystal structure by growing natural crystals in a water tank and transforms it into a chair.

Glass Project 2002-

Beautiful benches using optical glass "Water Block" (2002), "Transparent Japanese House" (2002), chairs that disappears in the rain (2002), "Waterfall" (2005-2006), " He has published works such as "Glass Tea Room-Kouan" (2011) and "Water Block --PRISM" (2017).The glass bench "Water Block" has been exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris since 2011.[8]

Musée d'Orsay 2011-

ParisOrsay MuseumAt印象派Participated in the gallery renewal project.Ten works of the glass bench "Water Block" are permanently exhibited and used, along with paintings of Impressionists such as Manet, Degas, Monet, Cezanne, and Renoir.In harmony with the light drawn by the Impressionists, it creates a space where a new dialogue between history and modern times begins.

Crystallized Project 2008-

Natural Crystal Chair "VENUS-Crystal Chair" (2008) is a work that creates a crystal structure by growing natural crystals in a water tank and transforms it into a chair.Works such as "Swan Lake-Crystal Painting", "Destiny-Fate", and "Moonlight-Moonlight", in which one song becomes one painting, let music be heard in the process of crystal growth, and by the vibration of sound. It is completed by changing the shape of the crystal. "ROSE-Rose Sculpture" is a sculpture that crystallizes the pigment of the rose and expresses the energy of life.[9]

"Rainbow Church" 2010/2013

The architecture "Rainbow Church" created from 500 crystal prisms is a work that is completed by the viewer experiencing the light, focusing on the human sense of perceiving light.The light itself is expressed, and the spectrum emitted from the prism is projected over the entire space, creating a rainbow-colored architecture.[10]

"Glass Tea Room-Koan2011

2011, 54th Venice Biennale"Glass Tea House-Kouan" was announced as an architectural project at the International Art Exhibition, and in 2015, the Tendai sect of KyotoShoren-inIt was installed on the large stage of Shogunzuka Seiryuden in the precincts of the monzeki.[11] The national treasure, Seifudo Myo, which is one of the three great immovables in Japan, is dedicated to Shogunzuka Seiryuden, and you can overlook the city of Kyoto from the large stage at an altitude of 220 meters.This place symbolizes the Japanese culture that Emperor Kanmu visited in the 13th year of Enryaku (794), overlooking the Kyoto basin, was convinced that Kyoto was suitable for the capital, and started the construction of the capital. It is also said to be the place where the capital of Kyoto began.[12]


2000 Tokujin Yoshioka Design

2000 TōFU / Yamagiwa

2001 Honey-pop – Paper Chair

2001 THINK ZONE / Mori Building

2002 Water Block – Glass bench

2002 Transparent Japanese House-Transparent Japanese House

2002-2003 Chair that disappears in the rain –

2004 Souffle / Maison Hermès

2005-2007 MEDIA SKIN/au design project KDDI

2006 The Gate --Tokujin Yoshioka x Lexus

2006 Waterfall

2006 PANE chair

2007 Tornado / Design Miami

2007 Rainbow chair

2007 Tear Drop / Yamagiwa

2006-2008 Swarovski Ginza flagship store

2007-2008 VENUS – Natural crystal chair – Natural crystal chair

2007-2008 Crystallized Painting-Crystalized Painting / Moonlight / Destiny / Unfinished

2008 Eternal / Swarovski Crystal Palace

2010/1997 Snow

2009 Moon Fragment /Cartier

2009 Lake of Shimmer /Basel World/ Swarovski

2010 X RAY/ KDDI iida

2010 Stellar / Swarovski Crystal Palace

2010/2013 Rainbow Church – Rainbow Church

2011 Glass Tea Room-Koan/ 54th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition Glasstress 2011

2011 Orsay Art Museum in Paris, Impressionist Gallery Renewal Project

2013 Crystallized Painting – Swan Lake – Spider's Thread – Spider's Thread, ROSE – Rose Sculpture

2013 Wings of Sparkle / Basel World / Swarovski

2014 Cartier Time Art – Mechanic of Passion / Power Station of Art

2015-2017 Glass Tea Room-Koan / Kyoto Shogunzuka Seiryuden

2017 Spectrum /Shiseido

2017 Water Block – PRISM

2017 SF chair

2019 2020 Tokyo Olympicstorch[13]

2020 Light Crystal /Tokyo subway(Tokyo Metro)Ginza StationPublic art[14]

Main exhibitions

1998-2000 ISSEY MIYAKE Making Things /Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ace Gallery NY,Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art

2002 Tokujin Yoshioka Honey-pop, MDS / G

2005-2006 Tokujin Yoshioka x Lexus / Museum of Permanente

2005 Stardust / Swarovski Crystal Palace / Milano Design Week

2007 Tornado / Design Miami / Designer of the year 2007

2007 Tokujin x Moroso / Milano Design Week

2009 Story of… Memories of Cartier Creations /Tokyo National MuseumHyokeikan

2008 Second Nature Exhibition /21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

2010 Sensing Nature Nature Sense Exhibition /Mori Art Museum

2010 The Invisibles Snowflake / Kartell Gallery

2011 TWILIGHT – Tokujin Yoshioka / Moroso / Milano Design Week

2011 Tokujin Yoshioka: Waterfall / Sharman Contemporary Art Foundation

2011 Glass Tea Room-Koan / 54thVenice BiennaleInternational Art Exhibition Glasstress 2011

2011-2012/2014 Cartier Time Art / Bellerive Museum, Artscience Museum, Power Station of Art


2013 TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_Crystallize / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

2014 14th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition 2014

2015 Make Yourself Comfortable /Chatsworth house

2015 Tokujin Yoshioka Exhibition – Tornado /Saga Prefectural Art Museum

2015-2017 Glass Tea Room-Koan / Kyoto Shogunzuka Seiryuden


2017 TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA x LG : SF / Milano Design Week

2017 Tokujin Yoshioka Light and Glass / 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT[15]

2018-2019 Tokujin Yoshioka Glass Tea Room-Koan / Saga Prefectural Art Museum[16]

2019-2021 Tokujin Yoshioka Glass Tea Room-Koan / The National Art Center, Tokyo[17]

Permanent collection by museums around the world

New York Museum of Modern Art(MoMA) (USA)

Pompidou Center(France)

Orsay Museum(France)

Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris (France)    

Victoria and Albert Museum(V & A) (UK)

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum(America)

Vitra Design Museum(Germany)

The art in Chicago(America)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art(America)

St. Louis Art Museum(America)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts(Canada)

"Honey-pop" "Water Block" "ROSE"Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art(Japan)[18]

Israeli Museum(Israel)

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art Rium(Korea)

Major awards

  • 1997 JCD Design Award Grand Prize (Japan)
  • 2000 ID Annual Design Review (USA)
  • 2001 ID Annual Design Review (USA)
  • 2001 A & W Award The Coming Designer for the Future (Germany)
  • 2002 2001Mainichi Design Award(Japan)
  • 2005 Talents du Luxe (France)
  • 2007 57thNew Artist Award, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(Art Promotion Division) (Japan)
  • 2007 Good Design AwardGold Award (Japan)
  • 2007 Design Miami / Designer of the Year 2007 (USA)
  • 2008 Wallpaper Design Awards 2008 / Best furniture designer (UK)
  • 2008 DFA Design for Asia Awards / Grand Awards 2008 (Hong Kong)
  • 2009 Elle Deco International Design Awards / Designer of the Year 2009 (Italy)
  • 2010 The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010 (USA)
  • 2010 TOKYO Design & Art ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS / Artist of the Year (Japan)
  • 2011 A & W Architektur & Wohnen / Designer of the Year 2011 (Germany)
  • 2012 Maison & Objet / Creator of the Year 2012 (France)
  • 2016 Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA) 2016 (Italy)
  • 2017 Milano Design Award 2017 Highest Award (Italy)

Books / Works

  • "Tokujin Design" (Gap Publishing, Japan, 2001)
  • "Tokujin Yoshioka Design" English / Japanese version (Phaidon, UK, 2006)
  • "Second Nature" ("Second Nature"Kyuryudo, Japan, 2008)
  • "Invisible Shape" (Esquire Magazine Japan, Japan, 2009)
  • "Nature Sense SENSING NATURE" (平凡 社, Japan, 2010)
  • "TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA" (Rizzoli, USA, 2010)
  • "TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_Crystallize" (Seigensha, Japan, 2013)
  • "Kouan-Glass Tea Room" (Kyuryudo, Japan, 2017)

TV appearance

  • "Professional work style53rd (broadcast on June 2007, 6)NHK
  • "Passion continent(Broadcasted on May 2010, 6)Every day broadcasting
  • "Sunday Museum"Nature Sense Exhibition" (broadcast on September 2010, 9) NHK
  • "Feast of the finest beauty" (broadcast on March 2012, 3) NHK
  • "SWITCH Interview Masters(Broadcast on March 2014, 3) NHK
  • "Sunday Art Museum" "Glass Tea Room-Kouan" (broadcast on June 2015, 6) NHK
  • "Sunday Art Museum" "Tokujin Yoshioka Spectrum" (broadcast on February 2017, 2) NHK
  • "Sakura no Holy Fire Torch-The Heart of Japan-" (Broadcast on March 2019, 3) NHK
  • "Let's connect to tomorrow" "Exclusively adhere to behind the scenes of torch development!" Sakura no Haze-Birth Torch Relay Torch- "(broadcast on May 2019, 5) NHK[19]
  • "Tokyo intersection" "Torch relay torch" (broadcast on July 2019, 7)Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd.[20]
  • "Tokyo sky"Challenge of Takumi! Tokyo 2020" (February 2020, 2)TBS TV[21]
  • "Niimi Giants"Now is the power of art 9th GINZA SIX" (July 2020, 7) TV TOKYO[22]


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  2. ^ a b "Tokujin Yoshioka-Crystalize”. Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. 2020/12/23Browse.
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  4. ^ Centre Pompidou <Fauteuil Pane Chair>, MoMA
  5. ^ NewsWeek October 2007, 10 issue.As an industrial / space designer
  6. ^ V & A Search the collections
  7. ^ Domus
  8. ^ Musée d'Orsay homepage , Designboom
  9. ^ dezeen , Domus , Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum <Tokujin Yoshioka-Crystalize>
  10. ^ dezeen
  11. ^ Exite ism <Tokujin Yoshioka "Kouan-Glass Tea Room" at the Venice Biennale> Sankei News <Beauty Door Tokujin Yoshioka "Glass Tea Room-Koan"> dezeen
  12. ^ <Shogunzuka Seiryuden>
  13. ^ Olympic torch, cherry blossom motif Use waste materials from temporary housing in the disaster area Asahi Shimbun December 2019, 3
  14. ^ "Shiseido donates public art" Crystal of Light "to Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line" (Japanese) (PDF) (Press Release), Shiseido, (October 2020, 10), オ リ ジ ナ ルArchived as of October 2020, 11., https://web.archive.org/web/20201113083634/https://corp.shiseido.com/jp/newsimg/2981_c1y92_jp.pdf 2020/11/13Browse. 
  15. ^ "Tokujin Yoshioka Light and glass”. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT. 2020/12/23Browse.
  16. ^ "Tokujin Yoshioka Glass Tea Room-Koan". Saga Prefecture. 2020/12/23Browse.
  17. ^ "Special exhibition "Tokujin Yoshioka Glass Tea Room-Koan"”. The National Art Center, Tokyo. 2020/12/23Browse.
  19. ^ ""Let's connect to tomorrow" Broadcast so far”. NHK. 2020/12/23Browse.
  20. ^ ""Tokyo intersection" back number”. TV TOKYO. 2020/12/23Browse.
  21. ^ ""Tokyo Sky" Back number”. TBS TV. 2020/12/23Browse.
  22. ^ "Back number | Giants of Niimi: TV TOKYO”(Japanese). Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd.. 2021/1/5Browse.

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