Since 2015, the Omotenashi Selection project has highlighted a broad range of regional products and services with the aim of internationally promoting Japanese innovations in design and hospitality. As the initiative prepares to judge the first round of 2023 applicants for the now-biannual event, On: Design looks back on its most recent winners and, in the spirit of the award’s global aspirations and Japan's reopened borders, picks three items great for travel.
An Omotenashi Selection Gold Award winner, the Maimo Color You suitcases are each fitted with a USB port and extra-quiet replaceable wheels. | COURTESY OF MAIMO & OMOTENASHI SELECTION
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