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Yorishiro: Creating a New Form of Expression by Breathing Life into Clothing

2020 INNO-vation Disruptive Challenger

A coat hanger-like device that breathes movement into clothing is currently being developed and implemented for use in society.
This technology, with its formality, endearing charm, and quick movements can be used to bring out the hidden life that clothes already hold inside to create a new type of social robot or retail store display.
Whether it’s commercial or private use, this product allows users to utilize their own creativity and uncover unique worldviews in their own everyday lives all while widening the bond between people and clothing.

Shodai Kayama

Design Engineer,

After graduating University, Kayama worked as a Design Technologist in the IT field before studying at a graduate school in England. He mainly worked on Design Research and Communication Media Using Movement. His work received the Jury Selection Award from the 24th Entertainment Division, Japan Media Arts Festival.
With an intention of technological elements, Kayama proposes a new point of view toward the future of communication and technology by looking for new ways to give form to the simplicity and intimacy held within people’s own imagination and storytelling ability through designs that seamlessly blend in mechanisms with everyday life.

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