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NeedsArch 18: NIIGATA in 10

posted Oct 15, 2019, 8:25 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 9:25 PM ]

You will get to find the unique products from Niigata
at the galleries of Ultra-stylish DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS (T-SITE) !! 

(RSVP by November 7)

We are now officially open for reservation: NIIGATA in 10 for 3 days from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10!  


What is your image of Niigata prefecture? areas of superior quality rice? 
areas of where they produce the finest sake in the world? areas of heavy snowfall?  

They are all correct however its not only the rice, sake and snow which makes Niigata so attractive,
but the craftsmen who kept improving their skills and developing new tools to create fulfilling life.
The spirit of the craftsmen often refered as "monodzukuri" is not just about producing high-quality products, 
but it is an attitude of craftsmanship, where the maker strives to improve his skills every day.  

This time, we would like to invite you to a event "Niigata in 10 at Daikanyama" focusing on products from Niigata Prefecture
where you can see and experience the soul that goes into the production of Niigata's high quality manufacturing.

Why not stop-by before or after browsing the backstreet boutiques and strolling hip urban area of Daikanyama!

    <Project of "Niigata in 10">


  <Purpose of the questionnaire / group interview

   To hear opinions and suggestions for the exhibited products.

   Japanese company (client) : Niigata Prefectural Government

  <Type of Studies

  • Questionnaire (paper-based, 5~10 mins) all 3 days* 

  • Group interview (around 90~120 mins, in English or Japanese) on Nov 10 only**.   Already FULL!

          * Participants who reserved via NeedsArch will get some snacks from Niigata and chopcticks!
          ** There are only 4~5 slots for the group interview. Participants will get 7,000~10,000 yen as thank-you fee  (depends on time and contents) 
               and special snacks from Niigata. A lottery for group interview may be held (around Nov 3) if there are more applicants than slots available. 

  <Dates and Schedule RESERVE HERE!!

  ・Friday, Nov 8  10 a.m. ~ 8 p.m.   * Questionnaire

  ・Saturday, Nov 9  10 a.m. ~ 8 p.m. * Questionnaire

  ・Sunday, Nov 10  10 a.m. ~ 6 p.m.  Questionnaire / Group interview

     at the galleries of DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS (T-SITE)

  <Attractive Points> 

   This event is not only the exhibition of products but will also offer visitors an opportunity to witness and experience the efforts of the craftsmen through       
   demonstrations and experiential events as below.  

① Grinding coffee beans and hand dripping coffee (Demonstration and experience)

② Demonstration of the superb cut of Wabōchō, Japanese cooking knives (one person can experience the superb cut by slicing). 

③ Making kitchen knives (Demonstration and experience)

④ Sake tasting with one of your favorite sake cup

⑤ Nail art with gold leaves

  • Admission is free
  • The first 300~400 people to arrive can get Okaki (Japanese rice cracker) *first come, first served!
  • GET some snacks from Niigata, chopcticks and so on (for those people who fill out the questionnaire)
  • GET 7,000~10,000 yen as thank-you fee and special snacks from Niigata (for those people who join group interview) FULL!

  <Reservation>  RESERVE HERE!!

    *RSVP by the deadline Nov 7 (*priority given to those who completed their Reservation)
    *A lottery for group interview may be held (around Nov 3) if there are more applicants than slots available

  • Country: Any Non-Japanese member who registered for NeedsArch members
  • Age: from 18 to around 70
  • Slots: 4~5 participants in group interview *Winners are selected by lottery if there are more applicants than slots available.
  • All the NeedsArch members who have reserved through NeedsArch reservation (see above "RESERVE HERE!) get the chance to answer the questionnaire. 

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