Project Sunshine for Japan
International Poster Exhibition OSAKA

Thanks our Exhibition Executive Committee in Osaka we will present the 100 Posters and of the project Sunshine for Japan and the Posters of our guests from September 9th to 19th, 2014 at Creative Network Center Mebic Ogimachi in Osaka.

Tuesday, 9th ‒ Friday, 19th of September, 2014

The Exhibition is open daily between 11am ‒ 9pm (On Saturday, Sunday and national holidays between 11am ‒ 7pm), Admission free

Location: Mebic Ogimachi, 3rd floor, KTV Ogimachi Square

Please find the Information in japanese language on the Website of the Creative Network Center Mebic Ogimachi here.

Poster design by Yukichi Takada

Opening ceremony will be on Monday, 8th of September at 6:30pm (Admission free) with participation of the founder and curator of the Project Sunshine for Japan, Mansoureh Rahnama accompanied by the young artists Rie Yamanouchi and Duncan Brotherton.

Reception Party 8:00pm to 00:00, Admission ¥1,000

Furthermore we have invited some of the winner of our international poster competition from Kansai, for a open talk in a round table on Monday, 15th of September

Invited Designers: Kaz Oomori, Toshio Kamitani, Toshiyasu Nanbu, Yuki Nishimura
International Jury member of Project Sunshine for Japan: Shinnoske Sugisaki

Special guests on this evening: Yoshimaru Takahashi, Takaharu Hara and Yukichi Takada

Our sincere thanks goes to all our partners and supporting organisations for the excellent engagement and dedication in the last few years for keeping the project in the cultural memories. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of the supports of the Exhibition Executive Committee OSAKA, Creative Network Center Mebic Ogimachi, DAS Designers Association; JTA, Japan Typography Association; JAGDA, Graphic Designers Association, Osaka and Peace Boat, Disaster Volunteer Center.

Organizer: Project Sunshine for Japan, Exhibition Executive Committee OSAKA
Co-Organizer: Creative Network Center Mebic Ogimachi
Supported by DAS Designers Association; JTA, Japan Typography Association; JAGDA, Japan
Graphic Designers Association, Osaka
Cooperation; Peace Boat, Disaster Volunteer Center

日本を応援するポスター100選 Project Sunshine for Japan 展


オープニングトーク 9月8日(月) 6:30 pm 参加無料
プレゼンテーション「ドイツからの報告」マンスーレー・ラーナマ/Project Sunshine for Japan 設立者
トークセッション 山之内理枝/環境芸術家・めぶくアートプロジェクト ダンカン・ブラザトン/コーディネーター

9月8日(月) 8;00 pm 1,000円

Project Sunshine for Japan
2011年夏、Facebookを通じた呼びかけに対して、全世界から500点を超える作品が応募され、その中からオンライン審査によって100枚のポス ターが選出されました。審査員にはドイツのUwe Loesch氏をはじめ、イタリア、イギリス、アメリカ、カナダ、ベネズエラ、アイスランドなど8カ国からデザイナー9人が招かれました。
また今年春には、世界から寄せられた各界の著名人の福島への想いを「Project Sunshine for Japan フクシマについてのポスター、文集、詩」として発行され反響を呼んでいます。

日本を応援するポスター100選 Project Sunshine for Japan 展
9月9日(火)− 19(金) 11:00 am − 9:00 pm 土日祝・最終日は7:00 pm まで
メビック扇町 関テレ扇町スクエア3F 入場無料

特別参加/高橋善丸、原孝治 招待作家/高田雄吉 国際審査員/杉崎真之助

 日本グラフィックデザイナー協会 JAGDA
 日本タイポグラフィ協会 JTA
 総合デザイナー協会 DAS

We would like to thank all people and oganisations for the generous support of our book launch on the Frankfurt Book Fair.

A very special thanks goes to Consulate General of Japan in Frankfurt, Book Fair Frankfurt and Rafei Film Production.

Our Origami-business card holder present our book and the Japanese Matinee on the pin board of the press centre at the Book Fair Frankfurt.

Created by Naemi Reymann

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Our book on Book Fair Frankfurt at Hall 4.1 publishing house: Kettler Verlag


Sunshine for Japan – Japanese Matinee
at the Book Fair Frankfurt

Following the motto “Your colours can brighten the land of the rising sun again!” we started the “Project Sunshine for Japan” after the devastating triple disaster in Japan in March 2011. We will display the project at the world’s largest book fair on October 13th, 2013 – as a Japanese matinee in Book Fair FrankfurtAsia Lounge, 6.1 D15 in Frankfurt.

It is a worldwide campaign in the form of a poster competition in support of the survivors of the disaster in Fukushima. Around 400 international designers from 40 countries participated in the competition. The response and the quality of the works were overwhelming. A jury of renowned personalities selected the 100 best posters and amongst them, 6 posters received recognition and awards. Sponsors supported the presence of the posters in the form of several exhibitions. The exhibition was held in the following locations: … the University of Applied Science Dusseldorf, Trade Fair Tokyo, the Japanese Cultural Institute in Cologne, … the ATC Gallery in Osaka, on the Peace Boat in Nagoya and Kobe Ports with over 5000 visitors, and the “Global Conference for a Nuclear Power Free World 2” in Tokyo, Kulturort Depot (Cultural Centre Depot) Dortmund, “House of Artists” in Teheran with over 1500 visitors and the ”Vesal e Shiraz in Souratgar Gallery” in Shiraz.

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide cross-cultural understanding. The participation of various artists and designers from many cultures show.. the different ways of dealing with disasters of this kind, which is very impressive. It enables a worldwide cultural exchange ….as well as the formation of an international network of young creative people and established creative directors and corporations.

On Sunday, October 13th, 2013, from 11am, some selected posters of “Project Sunshine for Japan” will be inaugurated with an exciting musical and literary Sunday’s performance at the world’s largest book fair in Hall 6 in Frankfurt. The exclusive cultural event will be in the presence of some designers, writers and curators of the project involved as Japanese matinee with a book signing. Prominent guests are expected. (Requested)

The catalogue published in March 2013 presents the award-winning posters for the first time in the form of a comprehensive publication and supplements them with numerous literary articles by international authors -from 15 countries in 13 languages- dealing with the three-fold disaster in various ways. The texts are by Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Kevin Chen (Taiwan), Mustafa Ijaz (Turkey), Naemi Reymann (Germany), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan), Gert Scobel (Germany), Günter Grass (Germany), Izumi Yamaguchi (Japan), Rui Zink (Portugal), and more. The book cover is designed by Uwe Loesch.

Sunshine for Japan – Japanese Matinee

International cultural event with artistic and musical representation
Mansoureh Rahnama

Literature & Non-Fiction, Music, Design

Type of event:
Book presentation, origami workshop, musical reading

Sunday, October 13th, 2013
11am to 1pm

Asia Lounge, 6.1 D15
Book Fair Frankfurt
(Ausstellungs- und Messe GmbH
Frankfurter Buchmesse)
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

English / German

Book Fair Frankfurt

Publisher: Verlag Kettler
Project Sunshine for Japan
c: tive e.V.
MIYABI – Schönes aus Japan

Mansoureh Rahnama (Founder and Curator)
Naemi Reymann (Designer and writer)
Akiko Inagawa (Musician)
Sakura No Ki Daiko Frankfurt (Japanese Taiko Percussion) will be performed by:
Ljiljana Bulic
Claudia Arnold
Margarethe Wenninger
Manfred Ludanov
Origami-Workshop will feature the experience of:
Noriko Onodera
Hiroko Morikawa,
will be supported by the cultural department of Consulate General of Japan in Frankfurt
Further designers and authors involved in the project
Publisher: Verlag Kettler

Further Information about the presentation and workshop can be find on the website of the Book fair Frankfurt in English and German languages.

Further Information for the Press is available here.

Further Information:
Mansoureh Rahnama
Mobile phone number: +49 179 43 92 352

The poster of Project Sunshine for Japan will be displayed from July 12th 2013 in the cultural centre of Vesal e Shiraz at Souratgar Gallery in Shiraz. Shiraz is the capital of Fars Province, is located in the southwest of Iran and is known as the city of poets, gardens, wine, flowers and nightingales.

Thanks the Iranian Graphic Designers Society, Association of Visual Arts & Handicrafts of Fars and the department of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Persian Gulf our exhibition will be held from July 12th to 17th in Vesal e Shiraz at Souratgar Gallery in Shiraz. The opening ceremnony is on July 12th at 6:30pm local time.

We would like to thank all of the people and the supporting organisations involved in displaying the posters of Project Sunshine for Japan in Shiraz; the centre of Iranian culture and the birthplace of great iranian poets such as Hafiz Shirazi and Saadi.

Please find all information in Persian Language under the links bellow:

Project Sunshine for Japan in Shiraz_Iranian Graphic Designers Society

Project Sunshine for Japan in Shiraz_Rang Magazine

You can download the Virtual Exhibition Tour here
Project Sunshine for Japan Poster for the Exhibition in Shiraz

Poster Design by Ali Razmpa

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The Tsunami of Japan brought the posters of Project Sunshine for Japan to Iran. A pleasure presents our 100 posters during the Graphic Design Week 2013 on April 16 at House of Art Iran-Tehran. The Graphic Design Week is an annual program of Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS).

April 16th, 2013 at 5pm in the presence of some prominent Iranian designers.

More info in Persian language about the Exhibition in Tehran.
More information in Persian language about the Graphic Design Week 2013.

The exhibition in Tehran with a great success. Over 1500 people have visited the exhibition during the Graphic Design Week 2013 in House of Art Iran-Tehran.


Poster design by Ali Asghar Hosseini

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Project Sunshine for Japan will be presented on April 5th, 2013  at 7 pm on Creative Stage Bochum, on Dampfgebläsehaus, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

More Information:

Presentation on Creative Stage Dortmund:

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