The “Your Chair” project started with a desire to celebrate the birth of a child together with the local community, expressed in an Asahikawa University graduate seminar.
Since the project started in 2006 in Higashikawa, each child born in Higashikawa has been given a hand-made chair, showing that “this is where they belong”. We hope that this chair will serve as a symbol of children growing up in a warm and protective environment.
Each year the selected chair design is made in one of Higashikawa’s workshops.
|2006||Yoshifumi Nakamura (Tokyo)||Takeshi Daimon|
|2007||Chiori Ito (Sapporo)||Shizuo Miyaji|
|2008||Hideki Maekawa (Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture)||Akira Mukaibo|
|2009||Makoto Koizumi (Tokyo)||Takeshi Daimon
|2010||Ryuji Mitani (Matsumoto)||Yuji Hattori|
|2011||Shinro Otake (Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture)||Shizuo Miyaji|
|2012||Susumu Idemitsu (Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture)||Yuji Hattori|
|2013||Yoshihito Kasahara (Tokyo)||Akira Mukaibo
|2014||Ichiro Shin (Nagano Prefecture)||Satoshi Kikuchi