“47 Good Design”

Led by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Good Design Award is an initiative that first kicked off in 1957, with the primary objective being to boost overall public interest in design. Since its inception, the award has been given to around 38,000 designs, chosen because of their potential to improve the livability of our society. In preparation for the exhibition, Tokyo’s d47 Museum has selected 230 of the greatest masterpieces from past award-winning entries that each symbolize cultural peculiarities of Japan’s 47 prefectures. While reviewing the history of Japan’s post-war technological development, the exhibition will thus provide visitors with a unique way to enjoy what good design each prefecture has to offer; till Jan. 27

d47 Museum; (03) 6427-2301; Shibuya Hikarie 8F, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Shibuya Station, JR Yamanote Line. 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Free admission. Closed on Jan. 1. www.hikarie8.com/d47museum/2012/10/47-good-design.shtml