Hanto no Jikan (peninsula time) is an exhibition aimed to promote the 23 peninsula regions of Japan. Peninsulas by definition are nearly surrounded by water, and therefore possess a blessed environment with beaches, villages, and mountains all in one area. At the same time, a richness of mixed culture also characterizes peninsulas, which have been acting as gates to Japan throughout history. Hanto no Jikan exhibits the raw scenes of the peninsular areas, with the main focus being photographs depicting the scenery, people, and produce of peninsulas. It was an opportunity to reexamine the definition, value, and future of peninsulas.
Logos and Marks
The logo is an organic line in the shape of a peninsula. The malleable line is combined with Hanto no Jikan (peninsula time), Hanto to Hito (peninsula and people), Hanto to Shoku (peninsula and food) to further expand the concept of the peninsula. The malleable logo has the potential to develop along with the expanding possibilities of the project.
Peninsula Time 2013
With the theme of “peninsula and people,” Hanto no Jikan 2013 interviewed and photographed the inhabitants of peninsulas throughout Japan, from Hokkaido on the northern end to Kyushu on the southern end. Each of the inhabitants—fishermen with wrinkles as deep as the history they can tell, children coexisting nonchalantly with the nature around them—is the main character of the exhibition.
Peninsula Time 2014 “Kitchen of Peninsula”
With “peninsula and food” as its theme, Hanto no Jikan 2014 presented the diversity of Japanese food culture. Visiting around Japan, the theme of food is always the topic that brings out the most conversation. Humans naturally have a strong curiosity for food. In the peninsulas, there remains the deepest roots of Japanese seasoning and food culture.