Honorable mentions


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This is a large puzzle which you can enjoy in various ways, ranging from enjoying it as a two-dimensional toy to play with colors, to finding pleasure in what kinds of three-dimensional shapes are formed with it. Both flat and rod-shaped pieces are made from soft sponge, and therefore, this puzzle is safe even for very active children to play with. There may be an infinite number of ways to play with this toy, depending on the imagination of the children.

Softpren Industry Corporation Gunma Prefectural Women's University



Modeling designer and Associate Professor in design at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University
He has engaged in research on art and design to revitalize people and society and development of items that will enable people to come into contact with art casually (such as kinetic toys).


《Main exhibitions and awards》
1995 Design Award in the Graduation Work Exhibition of Department of Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo University of the Arts Hall, Tokyo)
2010 Honorable Mention in the Contemporary Toy of the Year 2009 (Okayama Pref.)
2013 Second Prize in the 4th Kobe Biennale Creative Toys International Competition (Kobe City)
    Encouragement Prize at Institute of Environmental Art and Design Awards (Tokyo)
2014 Grand Prix at the 1st Creative Cedar/Cypress Toys Exhibition (Okayama Pref.)
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