Exhibition information

The 399th ginza graphic gallery Exhibition Daijiro Ohara HAND BOOK

December 11, 2023 - January 31, 2024

Design: Daijiro Ohara
Design: Daijiro Ohara
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What comes to mind when you see or hear the name Daijiro Ohara? If you were to sum up Ohara's profession, he is a graphic designer. However, he has an elusive presence that is not captured by the concepts and images that graphic design contains or evokes.
  Daijiro Ohara works with lettering and typography for book and video productions with the focus on an impressive volume of music-related work. His entire practice is built on the use of the HAND to create unique hand-lettering and illustrations that make a strong impression. The things he has created by playing and feeling his way forward with his hands do not only express the voices of his clients, but they also seem to convey Ohara's own emotions and moods. 
  The title for Daijiro Ohara's first solo exhibition at ggg is HAND BOOK, which is the perfect representation of his work. HAND BOOK is also the title of the collection of works that will be published by Graphic-sha to coincide with the exhibition. The exhibition will, of course, feature Ohara's music-related work, but it will also focus on lettering and design to introduce the whole creative process behind the work he has produced since he started to work independently. The landscapes that emerge as Ohara moves his hand are certain to come to light at this exhibition.


DNP Ginza Building 1F, B1F
7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL: 03.3571.5206  FAX: 03.3289.1389

December 11, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Open hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm  Admission free
Closed on Sundays, holidays, and between December 28, 2023 and January 8, 2024


ggg Books 135 - Daijiro Ohara
Published by DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Due out on December 11, 2023

Published by Graphic-sha Publishing also due out in the begining of December, 2023

Gallery Talk and Events

Details will be announced on the gallery website and SNS.

Daijiro Ohara

Graphic Designer
In addition to working with graphic design focused on typography, illustration, and video production, Ohara has developed, through exhibitions and workshops, numerous projects that explore new perceptions of words and letters. Recent projects include the Typogravity, mobile typography series on the theme of gravity; the Ridge Lines series that reconstructs mountain photographs and trekking maps by Takashi Homma; the TypogRAPy sound performance created together with musicians Shuta Hasunuma and Illreme; and the New co. live print and drawing sessions together with Masatomo Yoshizawa of YOUR SONG IS GOOD. Ohara has won the JAGDA New Designer Award and the Tokyo TDC Award. HAND BOOK: Daijiro Ohara WORKS & PROCESS, his first single-author book (Graphic-sha), will be published in December 2023.
instagram: @daijiro_ohara