About the Foundation

THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION

At the intersection of culture and industry, design is the force that creates the realities of tomorrow’s world.

THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION received accreditation from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and was officially founded in February 2004. Subsequently, it received cabinet approval to change its official status to a public interest incorporated foundation in February 2011.

The foundation’s work is based on the desire of Issey Miyake and his staff, global design leaders all, to become deeply involved in the development of design culture and its ability to enrich lifestyles, using the many artifacts from Japan’s artisanal history – including actual works, photos, video, and printed matter – as a source of inspiration. In so doing, the foundation hopes to contribute to society as a whole.

The foundation’s mission is twofold: firstly, to establish an environment for studying, restoring, and storing historical artifacts and implement innovative projects and events that inspire and invigorate the community; and secondly, through the practical application of these endeavors develop a strong program of activities that will encourage international interaction and help develop the talent of tomorrow.

Foundation Outline

NameTHE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION
Date of the establishmentFebruary 2nd, 2004
Address1-23 Oyamacho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0065
Japan

Board Members

DirectorsMr. Issey MIYAKE (President)
Ms. Midori KITAMURA (Executive Director)
Mr. Hiroshi KASHIWAGI
Mr. Yasuo KOBAYASHI
Mr. Yutaka SHIGENOBU
Mr. Katsuhiko HIBINO
Ms. Akiko MORIYAMA
AuditorsMr. Yoichiro SATO
Mr. Shigeyuki MITO
CouncilorsMs. Eiko OYA
Mr. Kazumi OGURO
Ms. Jun KANAI
Ms. Noriko KAWAKAMI
Mr. Taku SATO
Mr. Masahiko SATO
Mr. Naoto FUKASAWA
Mr. Yasutaka MORI
Mr. Tokujin YOSHIOKA
 
(As of 2018 June)

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