Connecting Lithuania and Japan
While aiming to enrich the outlook of society with qualitative content and encouraging taking a step towards the joy of discovery of the world of culture, at the same time KOI Nippon enables artists and creative professionals worldwide to meet up at a one place for unique collaborations, valuable knowledge and contact exchange, to generate groundbreaking ideas for the present and for the future.
Main projects of KOI Nippon are: annual festival of Lithuanian culture in Japan “Creative リトアニア”, annual festival of Japanese culture in Lithuania “nowJapan”, and publishing interactive online book about the deeds of Chiune Sugihara and Jan Zwartendijk “Noble Rogues”.
Via series of events, project aims to facilitate a cross-cultural bridge between Lithuania in Japan in a creative business field, to connect the dots, bringing top Lithuanian designers to meet Japanese business sector and creative professionals, to exchange knowledge and valuable contacts, network for future business cooperation.
Lithuanian creative business representatives, designers and artists visited never-sleeping Tokyo and had a chance to meet the fellow designers and artists, distributors, culture operators, gallery and boutique owners, creative professionals and industry leaders and establish valuable connections, receive business proposals, exchange unique ideas and foster plans for future co-operations. And many many business cards, but of course!
Heroic deeds of Sugihara and Zwartendijk connect four countries and the whole world as a message to find a way to fight for the right deed. And this initiative, in a form of online interactive book, brings it to the young audiences.