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Roland DG Collaborates on The Opening of a new MOLESKINE Store at HARAKADO

Hamamatsu, Japan, April 15, 2024  Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, is pleased to announce that Roland DG has collaborated with Moleskine Japan on the production of a premium notebook featuring the work of painter and contemporary artist Yukimasa Ida, to be sold exclusively at the MOLESKINE Harajuku store which will open on April 17, 2024 in Tokyu Plaza Harajuku “HARAKADO”.

Tokyu Plaza Harajuku “HARAKADO” is a new commercial facility on the site of Harajuku Central Apartment, a cultural and creative center established in the 1960s where various top creators of the time gathered.

Moleskine Japan decided to open its first directly-managed store in Tokyo at “HARAKADO” because the concept of the facility, which aims to embody and further develop the culture of Harajuku Central Apartment, is in line with the companys brand philosophy that values creators, art, and culture. As one of the projects that will be a fitting tribute to the opening, the store will sell a limited edition of 50 notebooks designed with artwork by Yukimasa Ida, one of Japans leading up-and-coming artists.

For the production of the notebooks, a Roland DG UV printer was selected because of its wide color gamut, highly detailed expression, and ability to print directly on thick notebooks.
The notebook covers were printed with “End of today - 5/23/2023 Bromeliad Flower -,” a selection from one of Yukimasa Idas representative series, “End of today,” which depicts the artists daily life like a diary.

Mr. Yukimasa Ida said, “This is our third time of producing an original notebook with MOLESKINE and Roland DG, following the “Panta Rhei” exhibition held at the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art last year and the customization service at MOLESKINEs store in the Kobe Hankyu Department Store. I’m very happy that more people can enjoy my work by using digital technology.”

Roland DG Corporation will continue to actively promote activities that bring the joy of creation and the excitement to people around the world.

Bromeliad Flower Notebook

Opening: April 17, 2024 (Wed)
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: 1F Tokyu Plaza Harajuku, HARAKADO, Japan
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MOLESKINE was created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life the nameless black notebooks used by writers and artists like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin that had long gone out of print. Today, the Moleskine brand encompasses a family of objects that enhance productivity and creativity including notebooks, diaries, and planners, journals, bags, writing instruments, reading accessories, publishing, and digital tools.  

About Yukimasa Ida
Yukimasa Ida was born in 1990 in Tottori prefecture, Japan. He graduated in 2019 with a Masters in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2016, Ida won the CAF Special Jury Award. In 2017, he participated in the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala as the youngest artist among many international artists. In 2018, he was selected as one of Forbes JAPANs 30 UNDER 30 JAPAN. As his collaboration with DIOR in 2021 displayed, his accomplishments are multifaceted. In 2022 he received the Culture Incentive Award of Tottori Prefecture. In 2023, he had a solo exhibition at Japanese museums in Tottori and Kyoto. Continues to present his works globally.

Contemporary artist Yukimasa Ida
For more information, contact:
Roland DG Corporation
ESG & PR/IR Unit
+81 (0)53-484-1200