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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Japanese confectionery&Lacquered doll [Ouchi Monatan series]
Business Owner
Yamaguchifugetsudo
Category
Activities for regional/community building
Company
Yamaguchifugetsudo (Japan)
Award Number
18G161276
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

“Ouchi Monatan” the red-bean-paste filled with wafers, which is modeled on the traditional Japanese lacquer ware in Yamaguchi city, called “Ouchi Ningyo”. The doll is a small couple of dolls with smiley face crafted by skilled artisans. It was created to respect the lord and his wife who ruled the city more than 650 years ago. It had been a tradition to give the dolls to newly married couple to wish happy married life. But such tradition was gone and only 5 workshops with skilled artisan remains. We collaborate with those workshops to create a new sweet with the shape of “Ouchi Ningyo” and successfully getting new attention from younger generation by finest ingredients and cute package. We hope “Ouchi Monatan” will contribute the re-recognition of “Ouchi Ningyo” as the symbol of the city.

Producer

Sachiko Watanabe, Yamaguchifugetsudo

Director

Sachiko Watanabe, Yamaguchifugetsudo

Designer

Sachiko Watanabe, Yamaguchifugetsudo + Atsuko Takenaka, Design Studio takenocco

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More information

http://yamaguchi-fugetsudo.com/

Already on the market
2016/11/22
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