Companies from the region in Japan that was the worst affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami will be featured in a pavilion at the upcoming 2012 International Home + Housewares Show.
Organized by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), the Japan Pavilion, located in the Dine + Design Expo in the South Building, includes 10 exhibitors from the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures in Japan that were devastated nearly one year ago. The companies will be displaying products featuring Japanese craftsmanship and unique designs that are created in contemporary and traditional styles; handcrafted and 100% made in Japan; produced in natural or eco-friendly materials; created with time-tested techniques; and made to last a lifetime, according to JETRO officials.
To celebrate the exhibitors and their perseverance, a special Sake Reception for buyers and media will be held in the Japan Pavilion Monday, March 12, from 2:30–4:30 p.m. The event will feature Sakes from each of the prefectures hardest-hit by last year’s earthquake and tsunami.
Further information about the exhibitors in the Japan Pavilion can be found at https://www.housewares.org/show/global-design-points-japan.
The 2012 International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,100 exhibitors and also includes design-driven country pavilions from France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Brazil, Hong Kong and Taiwan in both North and South Buildings. The Global Design Showcase, located outside the International Business Center in the Grand Concourse Lobby, will highlight the best-of-the-best products from the various country pavilions.
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