Form and Heart Everyday is a good day Friday, 13 March ― Sunday, 11 October 2020 *Period extended

To fold, to wrap, to tie.

Japan incorporates within its beautiful culture a particular way to interpret each other’s feelings in a courteous manner with simple demeanors.
“Origata”, the method of wrapping and tying gifts, is still very much a part of our everyday lives.

We present “Form” and “Heart” in this exhibition through the wisdom and aesthetics of Origata.

A gift can be not only something special, but also a simple thing that enriches our normal lives.

Learning the meaning of these demeanors and forms and then transforming them into actions, will bring us a small yet invaluable boost of vibrant energy.

This energy celebrates a relationship between people and nature, a gift that we can also pass on to future generations.
Ultimately, then, everyday is a good day.

We hope that our hearts will always be filled with warmth towards one another, both when offering and receiving a gift.


What is Origata?

A “feeling” describes a condition of the “heart” when it is touched by something.This condition of the “heart” is fluid, and moreover, invisible.

“Origata” was established as a method of gift wrapping and tying in the Muromachi era.
It is a beautiful Japanese practice that communicates an invisible “feeling” by translating it into certain visual styles of “form” and “object”.

Design isn’t limited only to creating the “form” of an “object”.
A type of behavior, such as a demeanor or an action, doesn’t have a form, but is perceived as design by Japanese people. Origata is a virtue which still plays an integral part in the offering of gifts to the present day.

Nobuhiro Yamaguchi + Midori Yamaguchi + Yuko Nishimura
Origata Design Institute

Before the change:|Friday, 13 March Sunday, 21 June 2020
*After the change| Friday, 13 March  Sunday, 11 October 2020
Opening times :
We are open with reduced opening hours for a while. Please check the news on our website for detailed information.
ATELIER MUJI GINZA Gallery 2 (6F, MUJI GINZA) Admission free
Planning collaboration and Graphic design:
Origata Design Institute
Space design :
Aya Yamagishi (Cycle Architects)
Site construction :
HIGURE 17-15 cas
Planning and Management:
Household Division / Household Design, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. and ATELIER MUJI GINZA (MUJI GINZA)