Opening Party on 18th Feb

Opening Party will be held on 18th for Design Week Kyoto 2017(19th〜26th)
Please join and enjoy performances, talk with international guest and creativities with diverse interaction.

application required in advance
→【application form】https://goo.gl/forms/IsMivvoQYtrluerZ2

(event detail)
       BF Imagium Bldg 97 Shinmachi Shimogyo-ku Kyoto
              16:30 Open
    17:00 -Opening Performance by Freestyle Football World Champion"TOKURA"
          Collaboration performance with "KEMARI"(Japanese ancient style football) craftsman    
         -Talk Event
        with 2 guests from Portland. Ore, US.
         Grahic Designer 
Jason Sturgill
         Apparel Brand owner Katsu Tanaka
     18:00 Interaction Party
     19:30 end

(Fee)3,000yen(incl.1 drink+foods)

(Guests Bio)
Kotaro Tokuda aka "Tokura" 
Tokura started playing football when he was in 6th grade. But after playing for three years, he had to leave the field due to injury. Around the same time, he became intrigued by freestyle football and began practising and honing his ball skills in his hometown, as a member of ‘Team-Lingo’.

A combination of dedication and natural saw Tokura take the win at the Red Bull Street Style Japan Final 2009, when he was in 12th grade. Fresh from his success, he went on to participate in Red Bull Street Style World Final 2009 held in South Africa, but was eliminated in the preliminary round. The upsetting result didn't dampened Tokura's drive, and the Japanese athlete went away feeling even more driven to diversify his skillset, and practice new moves and tricks.
In 2012, Tokura again challenged Red Bull Street Style World Final 2012 and, with his newfound confidence and abilities, his long-cherished dream to become the world champion finally came true! Various TV programmes have flocked to offer him screentime to perform in front of the camera, and has since been invited to be a lecturer for freestyle soccer workshops all over Japan, as an ambassador for his sport.

Jason Sturgill

Jason Sturgill is a freelance illustrator based in Portland, Oregon working on everything from editorial illustrations to apparel graphics, as well as branding & packaging. When he’s not drawing you can find him either teaching illustration and graphic design at Portland State University or at an estate sale hunting for illustrated ephemera with his wife and son. Before drawing became his full time profession he worked as a graphic designer for Nike SB and Nike 6.0 in both apparel and brand design. Jason also spent several years at both Wieden+Kennedy and Dark Horse Comics. Some of his clients include Jamie Oliver Magazine, Poler, The Portland Mercury, The Quiet Life and Widmer Brothers Brewing.
He was involved with organizing of Design Week Portland.

Katsu Tanaka
Born in Japan, Katsu Tanaka started his career as a Vintage Apparel and Sneaker Dealer while he was in college. He expanded his operation to export mid-century furniture, vintage American toys, and housewares. After his graduation, he founded a retail/gallery space, Compound, in 2004 in Portland’s Old Town district. In 2012, he created Kiriko, an original lifestyle brand specializing in vintage Japanese fabrics. Kiriko has been distributed over 50 different retail businesses worldwide and has collaborated with nationally-renowned brands such as J.Crew, Free People, and Filson. Through his 23 years of experience in Portland, and his connections in the creative field, Tanaka founded Uplift PDX to create a portal that provides complete support for Japanese companies tapping into the US market