June Mineyama-Smithson - Entrepreneur in Tokyo

June Mineyama-Smithson

I'm an entrepreneur in London, United Kingdom

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

I was born and bred in Tokyo, then relocated to London to study graphic design at London College of Communication. Upon graduation, my work was selected for D&AD New Blood Exhibition and went on to work for some of the world’s leading brand agencies.

Believing in the optimistic idea that inspiration can be found everywhere, I create witty and contemporary designs inspired by the urban mundane landscape for MAMIMU, my Japanese lifestyle brand.

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My Creations

  1. Applying Kimono philosophy to manhole covers

    I create patterns from seemingly mundane urban landscape such as manhole covers. This is inspired by the works of 18th century Kimono artisan who saw beauty in everyda...

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  2. Creative Insider’s Guide to Tokyo

    Wouldn’t it be great to see Tokyo from a creative insider’s point of view? Independent galleries, creative spaces and of course food. So here you go, a list of hidden ...

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  3. We talked to 5 inspiring Tokyo creatives, Astrid Klein (Klein Dytham architecture, PechaKucha) and @henki-leung (Airside Nippon) and Canvas’s own @mark-mcfarlane (Tacchi Studios), about what drove them to initiate their own projects and why they are absolutely worthwhile.