■ 1. Catch up
Hello everyone. This is Takahiro Sato, aka Tak, the designer. Unfortunately, it is raining here in Nikko today due to an approaching typhoon. I am writing this essay at TORCH Camping & Coworking Space, a place in Nikko where you can camp and work.
-From TORCH's website-
”More than a campground, it is a playground where you can camp, work, and meet friends in the wild.
TORCH Camping & Coworking Space is a camp field for enjoying the outdoors in the wild, an event space, a coworking space for working in nature, workshops, training activities, etc., all in one "place", torch.
We hope that the combination of Nikko's magnificent nature and the outdoors will create new seeds of fire through encounters between people, local Nikko residents and people from all over the country through play and work.”
I visited TORCH for the first time this past Monday and was so impressed with the concept that I signed up for a monthly coworking membership.
Located near the World Heritage Site of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, you can also work while camping in nature, and SUP schools and other activities are held at nearby Lake Chuzenji.
The owner, Mr. Fukuda, is also a friendly person, and we hit it off with each other as we have many things in common, such as our previous work with kimono and business experience overseas! We have been talking with KUDEN about collaborating with them on a variety of projects.
As I write this manuscript, I am thinking that it would be wonderful if we could have an exhibition of KUDEN clothing, try-on sessions, photo shoots, and an exhibition of the characters of the animators and comics artists who work for charity.
TORCH Camping & Coworking Space
For those of you from overseas, please come visit Nikko, where I live, when you travel to Japan. It is a beautiful place rich in nature and home to the World Heritage Site "Shrines and Temples of Nikko"
Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Nikko-zan Rinnoji Temple, and Nikko Futaarasan Shrine, all located within the mountain of Nikko. 103 buildings (9 National Treasures and 94 Important Cultural Properties) and the "ruins (cultural landscape)" surrounding these buildings.
The G7 Ministerial Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Activities, which will soon be held in conjunction with the G7 Hiroshima Summit in 2023, will be held in Nikko City on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Nikko City (The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko).
KUDEN's clothes are produced and delivered to you in Nikko, a place rich in nature and history.
Nikko City PR Video
"NEW DAY, NEW LIGHT. Declaration"
version 60 seconds