Nishi-Ginza Parking Shotengai - 03, “NEW CRAFT HOUSE(P)”

11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. / Fri., Feb 10 — Tue., Feb 21, 2023
*This program has ended.
As part of a series of stores in the Nishi-Ginza Parking Lot Shopping Center, the space at Sony Park Mini has been transformed to resemble a corner of an imaginary shopping center to draw attention to unique businesses being operated by all kinds of craftsmen and merchants, through a method of continued involvement with goods and stores.

The third store will be “NEW CRAFT HOUSE”, a Kyoto-based group of designers. The designers use a 3D printer as a new tool, just as their predecessors used kilns and looms, to create elaborately decorated daily commodities.
The works of NEW CRAFT HOUSE were new to our eyes, combining mass production with handcraftsmanship, and spanning different materials and fields.

“NEW CRAFT HOUSE(P)” will open for a limited time only in pursuit of building new ties between things and people by focusing on the creative process and methods of 3D printing, and examples of experimental initiatives and products.

What effect will the opening up of the creative process have on buying, selling and decision-making?
This program will encourage people to think about the things we handle in daily life, and incidents that happen around us. In other words, we hope it will offer an opportunity for each and every visitor to discover joy in making or choosing things.
From the outside
State of the exhibits
First solo exhibition and sale in Tokyo by Kyoto-based "NEW CRAFT HOUSE"
The "tilda" is characterized by a texture that looks like woven plastic
Two new DeskClock colors pre-sold this time in the tilda series
The "Nosemono" series, in which natural objects such as stones are 3D scanned and 3D printers are used to create shapes that match the surface of the scanned objects
Members of "NEW CRAFT HOUSE", from left, Ryo Kosaka, Mariko Asakura, and Hiroshi Mitachi
The process of creating products using a 3D printer can be seen
Being produced using a thermal-melting 3D printer
Putting together small parts by hand
Product parts exhibition
Video of the production process
Visitors at Sony Park Mini
Nishi-Ginza Parking Coffee drinks and chat with artists
The Ginza underground concourse
[Nishi-Ginza Parking Shotengai - 03, “NEW CRAFT HOUSE(P)”] Key Visual
NEW CRAFT HOUSE presents the reintegration of specialist fields and adoption of dialog with craft materials, as an alternative to an industrial society of advanced specialization/systematization. In doing so, it lays down and practices a new way of craftsmanship that overrides barriers between digital and analog art.
Resin in particular is a material that symbolizes industrial production, and it has been used for a long time in mass production. But in a society of 3D printers, it has become a material capable of use in crafts.
While digital machine tools such as 3D printers are on the verge of making a return in manufacturing back into the hands of individuals, and the program aims to reflect on the new lives and lifestyle changes that this will cultivate.
The three members are Hiroshi Mitachi, Ryo Kosaka, and Mariko Asakura.
Sony Park Mini
B1 Nishi-Ginza Parking, 5-3-1 Chisaki, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 (Google Maps / Video access guide)

[Opening Hours / Duration]
11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. / Fri., Feb 10 — Tue., Feb 21, 2023
*This program has ended.

[Admission Fee]

  • The "NEW CRAFT HOUSE(P)" will be the first solo exhibition and limited store in Tokyo by the Kyoto-based "NEW CRAFT HOUSE".
  • In addition to exhibiting and selling works, visitors will be able to see the actual process of creating works using a 3D printer and purchase the completed works.
  • In this program, the following two product series will be exhibited, produced, and sold.
  • The "tilde" series of pens, lights, and other items feature textures that look like woven plastic made with a thermal-melting 3D printer.
  • The "Nosemono" series of products, including tape cutters and vases, are made by scanning actual stones in 3D, designing and 3D printing each piece according to its shape, and "putting" new functions on them.
  • Payments can be made at the venue by credit card, transportation e-money, iD, QUICpay and QR code (PayPay, auPay, LINE Pay, DOCOMO d Pay, Yucho Pay and WeChat Pay).

  • Sony Park Mini is a tiny space of around 30m². You are asked to note that a limit will be placed on the number of people allowed to enter the space at any one time.
  • Any changes to the program will be announced on Sony Park’s official social media account.

[Measures to prevent infection and requests for visitors]
Measures will be implemented to prevent the spread of infections at Sony Park Mini, to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in having their temperatures checked when entering the facility. People with temperatures over 37.5 ℃ may not be allowed to enter.
  • Visitors are asked to wear masks inside the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in disinfecting their hands when entering the facility.
  • Visitors are asked to cooperate in maintaining social distancing.
  • Alcohol disinfectant will be available.
  • Places inside the facility touched or used by many people will be disinfected or ventilated regularly.
  • Staff will wear masks, check their temperatures before coming to work, and regularly gargle their mouths, as well as wash and disinfect their hands.