Japanese Design Festival


11. & 12. November 2023

The Japanese Design Festival represents a wide and varied selection of designers and artisans. Each one is inspired in their own way by Japan, the aesthetics or craft techniques. 

TICKETS: Entrance to the festival is 75 DKK per person per day. 

The festival is a non profit and non sponsored event.

All profits go to children and young people in Seidokan Japan Center.


Den japanske designfestival repræsenterer et bredt og varieret udvalg af designere og kunsthåndværkere. Hver enkelt er inspireret på deres egen måde af Japan, æstetikken eller håndværksteknikkerne. 

BILLETTERE: entré til festivalen er 75 kr. pr. person pr. dag. Festivalen er en non profit og ikke sponsoreret begivenhed. Overskud går til børn og unge i Seidokan Japan Center.


The floors 

Design, craft, sensory and café

 0 - 4 floor

At the festival you can discover 4,000 m2 of design, craft, sensory experiences. You can also relax and have a cup of sake, coffee or tea in our café, and maybe enjoy fine pastry.

The café is at the 4.th floor

The sensory salon is in the old basement.

The sensory salon

Have a sensory experience

0 floor

New this year is our sensory salon situated in the old basement of Kosmopol. Here you will be able to listen, look, feel, taste and smell.

We will also be showing a short movie and we might have a special surprise.

The sensory salon is open trough the entire festival.




Entrance to the festival is 75 DKK pr. person. One ticket gives access to one day.

The festival is a non profit and non sponsored event.

all profits go to children and young people in Seidokan Japan Center.


Fine pastry

With Japanese notes

In our little cafe you can enjoy fine pastry to stay or to go. Made by our good friend Mikkel, who is a pastry maker through many eyars. Mikkel brings his experiences from his trips to Japan into his work and blends Danish and Japanese notes.

ioいほ tehus

Japanese organic tea, tea tasting (sensory room)

ioいほis a Copenhagen-based teahouse dedicated to the exploration of the potential of Japan’s organic and naturally farmed teas. Io sources all of their teas directly from the Japanese tea producers with a focus on the cultivation of tea gardens without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers.


Japanese Onigiri

Ambitious Japanese cuisine made with fine Danish quality ingredients. Saito will be having a pop up cuisine serving delicious Japanese Onigiri - to stay or to bring home to enjoy.


Njordrum HOME

Concept and designstudio

Concept and designstudio specialized in prefabricated modular houses from wood. As part of the concept Njordrum HOME designs also both building components, furniture, lighting and home accessories - all part of the concept and desire to deliver a complete and coherent, sustainable design experience.

Lars Vejen

Design Studio Lars Vejen

Designer and architect driven by the desire to make a difference and to create products that last in form, function and quality, Lars Vejen specialises in creative development, interdisciplinary collaborations and
design of high quality products.


Handmade Ceramics by Longfei Wang aka Tosei

Tōsei folds East Asian philosophy into Scandinavian aesthetics using traditional techniques. Tosei’s pieces are crafted with self-blend glaze using locally sourced Danish clay and wood ashes and then fired with renewable energy. Core to his artistic process is respecting the naturalness of clay and other earthly materials.

Ashi Works

Bespoke Wood Work

Interior architect Anton Normark and cabinetmaker Andrea Stokholm creates bespoke wood work based on the passion and interest in craftsmanship, form and design. Back ground from Toyama University, Japan and the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts.



MOTARASU gathers Japanese and Danish designers in one brand, thereby emphasising the common design styles and traditions. Art and nature are key elements in all of MOTARASU designs and the results are poetic, tactile and functional objects.

Tiger Tanuki

Japanese Art & Aesthetic by Malene Wagner

 Art historian and art dealer, Malene Wagner, specialises in Japanese woodblock prints. She has curated several exhibitions in DK and abroad with a special focus on original Japanese prints of the 20th and 21st centuries. Contributor to several publications, including Tokyo Weekender, Apollo Magazine, Journal of Japonisme and Kinfolk Magazine.

Sonobe Light

Hand folded paper lamps

Sonobe Light are original hand-folded paper lamps and an expression of art, design and craftsmanship in a beautiful combination. Built from several pieces of paper, each fold tells a story in itself. The light unfolds and each lamp becomes a unique experience and a piece of geometric light art both simple and complex.

Hello Midori

Japanese Matcha Tea

Atelier Hello Midori by Cha-rista Selene Grotkjær inspires many ears of knowledge of the finest quality of Japanese green tea, especially matcha. Dristibutor of fine Japanese Ippodo Tea Co.


V. Peter Fogh

Sake expert Peter Fogh shares stories and facts about sake brewing, the different types of sake and the exciting breweries he has visited on his trips and sake education in Japan.

Maria Kerrn

Paper sculpture

Artistic three-dimension paper geometry. Maria Kerrn Jespersen works from a constructional perspective, striving for beautiful, poetic and effective expressions based on simple forms.


Paper work 

Bespoke paper reliefs and art work made of Japanese Washi paper and cotton paper. A study of fibres and cellulose and an ode to the craft of handmade paper.

Charlotte S. Ohlsen

Paper Architecture and Art

Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen takes paper folding to a new level. Inspired by nature and the organisms that have lived longest on our planet. Advokating biodiversity and sustainability.

Enkel Bornholm


Ceramic work based on Japanese philosophy focusing on earthy material and aesthetics, which appears in form, color and structure. In his ceramics, he uses exclusively the yakishime method (unglazed) to give the objects a harsh and earthy feel.

sumi works

Bespoke Calligraphy 

Calligrapher and Designer CHIAKI based in Copenhagen via NY and Tokyo. She makes contemporary calligraphy combining Japanese Shodo and abstract art with a minimalist approach.

Reinventing and bringing the traditional art of writing to modern times from outside Japan.


Gyotaki Art Work

In the South Funen Archipelago Linea works with the ancient graphic method Gyotaku - the art of fish printing. In a universe of maritime experiences and inputs, she creates works on handcrafted paper that reflect the life and diversities of the sea.

Ritual Mind

Mindful design objects

Ritual Mind creates timeless design that invites integrating rituals in everyday life in order to achieve a more sustainable and stable lifestyle with presence, balance and meaning. The inspiration is drawn from Japanese culture, religion and aesthetics added a touch of nature's poetry.

Tina Marie CPH

One of a kind ceramics 

One of a kind ceramics hand made with a passion for materials and colors. Materials and surfaces that gives the most sensual experience. Subtle silhouettes with unpretentious details, caused by the ceramic processes and materials.

Suba Knives

V. Steffen Bach

Top quality knives by former Geranium Chef Steffen Bach. As an apprentice for 4 years under master Keiichi Fujii and Tower Knives Osaka, Steffen is only one out of three foreigners outside of Japan, who has learned to master the legendary art of Japanese knife sharpening.

Yu Yamauchi

Shifu Weaver, Work and process Represented

Yu Yamauchi studied Japanese sewing, dyeing and weaving in Tokyo and Kyoto, and entered the Izumo Ori Studio in Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture. After that, Yu became an independent dyer and weaver, producing cotton and shifu under the trade name Shifu-Ori Yamauchi. In addition to crafts, Yu also creates art works using Shifu as a subject and researches the history of Shifu as folk art.

Karina Hunnerup

Bespoke jewelry

Jewelry made by hand with passion. Jewelery artist and designer Karina Hunnerup processes precious metals into jewelery with a poetic rawness. With devotion to the process, she refines the materials and strives to reach the perfect form and nerve. 

Mottainai Studio

Textile art

Textile art by Julie Vej from discarded textile donated by local designers and tailorshops. In a fusion of Japanese and Nordic aesthetics & philosophy, Julie Vej challenge the limits for contemporary art. With a great love for nature and sustainability, textile trash is being changed into authentic artworks. 

Golden Seams

Mending with Uruji (Kintsugi)

Goldsmeth Ekaterina Savova performs art of mending ceramic pieces with Uruji (Kintsugi). The old Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together is built on the idea of embracing flaws and imperfections.



Architexture develops customized texture surface design adaptable for a wide variety of surfaces – ranging from silk to concrete.

Otaki Studio


OTAKI STUDIO – a studio whose vision is to offer workshops and products with a focus on immersion, presence and slowness. She will be demonstrating the ancient Japanese marbling technique suminagashi (floating ink).

Møbel CPH

Design furniture

Møbel CPH works with a focus on craftsmanship and quality. With production in Japan, where 25 cabinetmakers are responsible for the wood work and upholstery. A collaboration with Japanese architects, among others. The designer behind the PEPE chair MURASAWA KAZUTERU and the Japanese Danish design duo Inodasveje who are the creators of ISLOUNGE, DC09 mm.

YUZU Furoshiki

Textile art & design studio

YUZU was created with the vision of contributing to a positive change in our textile culture, and showing how much versatility, functionality and beauty our textiles contain. The Japanese, square, multifunctional Furoshiki are such a beautiful and simple example of just this. YUZU works within 2 Furoshiki Categories: Function & Art.

Alexander Lyngbye


Design and craft Graduate, who just received Silver for his final test, where he made a chair. Alexander is interested in the design process itself and has spent many hours studying the Art of Danish furniture. Alexanders also passed by Andrea Stokholm who introduced him to Kumiko.