Exhibition information

kyoto ddd gallery The 232nd Exhibition ddd DATABASE 1991-2022

July 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022

Designed by Tetsuya Goto & Shunya Hagiwara
Designed by Tetsuya Goto & Shunya Hagiwara
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ddd gallery was established in 1991 in Dojima, Osaka, and for more than 30 years has served as Kansai’s only graphic design gallery at locations in Namba, Osaka and Uzumasa, Kyoto. This year in July, the gallery will again relocate, this time to COCON KARASUMA in Kyoto. The first exhibition following this relocation will be entitled “ddd DATABASE,” and will draw upon all of the gallery’s previous exhibitions. Centered around a website covering information on these 231 exhibitions and an exhibition space that uses promotional materials in a three-dimensional way, it will emphasize the motifs of the Kansai designers who have been involved with ddd gallery’s past exhibitions, and serve as a platform for the resources of the past to influence graphic design yet to come.

Special Website

A special website featuring a database of ddd’s past exhibitions.
The database format reveals historical background that when analyzed makes design trends apparent.
(Accessible on July 22, 2022)


Satoshi KONDO, Tetsuya GOTO, Nicole SCHMID, Shinnosuke SUGISAKI, Yoshimaru TAKAHASHI, Takuya TSUTSUMI, Shigeki HATTORI, Yuma HARADA, Midori HIROTA, Keizo MATSUI, Ryo MIENO, Ken MIKI


Tetsuya GOTO

Web Site

Shunya HAGIWARA (Design), Sakura NOMIYAMA (Editor)

Exhibition design



DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion


3F COCON KARASUMA, 620 Suiginya-cho
Karasuma-dori Shijo-sagaru
Sihmogyo-ku, Kyoto City 600-8411
TEL: 075-585-5370 FAX: 075-585-5369
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays)
Closed: Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a holiday). Open Saturday, September 24.
A short walk from the Shijo Karasuma City Bus stop, Shijo Station on the Subway Karasuma Line (exit 2), and Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line (exits 23 and 25).
Free entrance. No parking.