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
Email: project_sunshine2011@yahoo.com
Website: projectsunshineforjapan.wordpress.com

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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Project Sunshine for Japan
Posters, Stories and Poems about Fukushima

This book is dedicated to the victims of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor disaster in Fukushima 2011. As the first reports of the suffering experienced by the victims in Japan were received, Mansoureh Rahnama in Germany used her initiative to found Project Sunshine for Japan, launching an international poster competition, in which approximately 400 designers from 40 countries participated. This book presents for the first time all of the 100 best posters, chosen by an international jury of renowned designers. The images are supplemented by numerous contributions by authors from 15 countries –printed here in a total of 12 languages –and their English translations. The texts range from poems, short stories, works of fiction and descriptions of events, to factual pieces and initial reactions from the scientific world. The different perspectives discussed are divided into four chapters: Faith, Disaster, Reflection and Continuance.

この本をフクシマの地震、津波と原発事故の犠牲者の方々に捧げる。 日本から、被災者の苦しみを伝える最初のニュースが届いた時、ドイツ在住のマンスーレー・ラーナマは、彼女のイニシアチブで、プロジェクトサンシャイン・フォー・ジャパンを立ち上げた。そして国際ポスターコンクールを呼びかけ、40ヶ国からおよそ400人のデザイナーの参加を得た。 この本は、 有名なデザイナー からなる国際的審査員団によって選ばれた100点の入賞ポスター全点と、 15ヶ国・トータルで12ヶ国語に上る多くの著作者の作品及びその英訳を今回初めて発表するものである。作品の範囲は詩、短編小説、フィクション、イベントの説明、事実や自然科学分野からの初の現状報告等多岐に亘っている。さまざまな視点の違いはこの本の中で次の4章、Faith (信頼)、Disaster (破壊)、Reflection (考察)、 Continuance (継続) に分けられている。

psj-cover_grossPublisher of the book is Verlag Gunnar Kettler

ISBN: 978-3-86206-219-5


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