YOKOHAMA CIRCULAR DESIGN MUSEUM is a mobile museum that provides fun experiences in circular and sustainable living. The theme of the exhibition is “PLAYFUL CIRCULARITY.” You will encounter a wide variety of unique up-cycled items, artwork made from waste materials, locally made food, and other products and services that are sophisticated and beautifully designed.
YOKOHAMA CIRCULAR DESIGN MUSEUM
ENJOY the PLAYFUL CIRCULARITY
Experience a circular lifestyle as if it were play.
Grasp the importance of resources while playing.
Discover the grace of Yokohama through the circulation.
Welcome to YOKOHAMA CIRCULAR DESIGN MUSEUM with greater excitement and style!
Enjoy the exhilarating world of Yokohama’s circular design.
Products and Artworks
The “Circulation Gacha ” is a capsule toy machine that can be played by inserting plastic bottle caps instead of coins, for experiencing regional and resource circulation while playing.（provided by：fab Lab Minatomirai（Kanagawa University））
“WE21 Japan” is a non-profit organization that promotes the circular society and international cooperation through secondhand shops “WE Shop” and fair trading business.（produced by：WE21 Japan）
Up-cycled stick is an official merchandise of the Yokohama GRITS ice hockey team, made from up-cycled field hockey sticks.
（Produced by GRITS Sports Innovators）
“Hachi-iku” is an environmental educational program. Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd. encourages people to think about local environmental conservation through safe and secure beekeeping that does not use pesticides.（Produced by Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd.）
“Coco&K.” is a fair trading brand that imports and sells bags and accessories made from locally up-cycled juice packs discarded in the Philippines.（Produced by Cocoro International Inc.）
Craft Beer Paper
“Craft Beer Paper” is a craft paper locally made in Yokohama, made by kneading malt lees discarded in the Yokohama beer brewing process, which is tear-resistant and printable.（Produced by kitafuku Inc.）
The recycled bags are made from discarded copy paper wrappers from the school’s printing room and scraps from the production of socks at the socks manufacturer, which are all hand-crafted by students.（Produced by Kanazawa School for Special Needs Education）
“Kanazawa Hachimi” is the seasoning made from local ingredients, created through a community-participatory, circular project that is made from chili peppers grown in eelgrass compost and eight different local ingredients.（Produced by SDGs Yokohama Kanazawa Living Lab）
“buøy” is an interior goods brand that transforms marine plastic into beautiful crafts, created for raising the question of the way of using plastic on a daily basis.（Produced by Techno-Labo Co., Ltd.）
Black Ships Soap
Black Ships Soap is created by elementary school students in Yokohama, with the cooperation of local enterprises to promote the local community and local consumption to save the environment and health.(Produced by Segasaki Elementary School)
Yomigaeri & Yomigirl
“Yomigaeri & Yomigirl” are cotton gloves made from recycled old clothes by Nakano Co., Ltd., the company that recycles and reuses old textiles from Yokohama households. (Produced by Nakano Co., Ltd.)
Yokohama Reuse Bin Project
Yokohama Reuse Bin Project is a community-based environmental conservation project with the themes of “local circulation” and “locally-produced and locally-consumed”. (Produced by Yokohama City Resource Recycling Business Cooperative)
SDGs Straw Yokohama
SDGs Straw Yokohama is a wooden straw made by people with disabilities using thinned wood from the water source forest in Doushi Village, the origin of water coming to Yokohama. (Produced by: YOKOHAMA SDGs Design Center)
Kankara Sanshin is a handmade stringed instrument made from empty candy cans and other materials, created by “Kotobuki Collaborative Space”, a community development base in Kotobuki in Yokohama, and its residents.（Produced by Kotobuki Collaborative Space)
Shonan Eco Project
Shonan Eco Project is an initiative to promote correct knowledge and understanding of plastic resources, who play a key role in recycling, and to create opportunities to take action for everyone in a fun way. (Produced by Shonan Trading Co., Ltd)
Up-cycled coffee grounds art
Upcycled artwork using coffee grounds created by Shinichi Nakata, an art teacher at Mitakedai Junior High School in Yokohama, who also works as a Japanese-style painter and sculptor. (Produced by Shinichi Nakata)
Kururi Works a studio based in Kanazawa ward. It makes objects that would otherwise be thrown away reborn into new items with various ideas of “Kururi(turn around)” through production and workshops. (Produced by TAKEMATSU SHOJI Co., Ltd.)
SEYANISHI SDGs PROJECT
“SEYANISHI SDGs PROJECT” is a series of 16 projects with the goals of the SDGs, conducted by Seyanishi High School in collaboration with enterprises, farmers, non-profit organizations, and local markets in Yokohama. (Produced by Seyanishi High School)
Pruned branches’ skewer and coaster
Pruning plants is essential to protect the health of green. Ishii Zouen Landscape efforts to utilize pruned branches as interior goods which make us enjoy the garden even from inside.（produced by Ishii Zouen Landscape Co., Ltd.)
Equipments and Furnitures
The solar table is made of discarded solar panels provided by “solar crew,” which is the sharing platform for the community development through DIY renovation experience of vacant houses.（Produced by: Solar Crew Inc.）
PET bottle cap table
The table made of 6,000 plastic bottle caps. The tabletop, with its beautiful white marble pattern, and even the legs are made entirely from bottle caps. (Produced by: Shonan Trading Co., Ltd）
YADOKARI Co. Ltd. / Shonan Trading Co., Ltd / kitafuku Inc. / Fablab MinatoMirai (Kanagawa University) / Takematsu Shoji CO., Ltd. / Nakano Co., Ltd. / hamandarina / Kanazawa School for Special Needs Education / Techno-Labo Co., Ltd. / Yokohama City Resource Recycling Business Cooperative / YOKOHAMA SDGs Design Center / Seya-Nishi Senior High School / Segasaki Elementary School / Shinichi Nakata (artist) / Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd. / Yokohama Ryokuchi CO., Ltd. / Hama no yatai project / Ishii Zouen Landscape Co., Ltd. / Ohkawa Printing Co., Ltd. / Cocoro International Inc. / Sotetsu Urban Creates Co., Ltd. / Sotetsu Building Management Co., Ltd. / Solar Crew Inc. / YOKOHAMA Community Design Lab
|Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 1PM-5PM
|Wednesdays, Weekends, National Holidays
|qlaytion gallery at Hoshiten qlay (Hoshikawa Station 2nd floor)
|HOSHITEN qlay #B-2-7, 1-1, Hoshikawa 1-Chōme
Hodogaya, Yokohama, Kanagawa
|1 minute walk from Hoshikawa Station
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