at NY NOW®︎
The DECO BOKO physical trade show will be held at NY NOW®︎ August, 2022 and we will exhibit emerging and established Japanese brands to showcase their latest collections of home goods, furniture and objects!
DECO BOKO Online
February – June 2022
Join us for the DECO BOKO Online Tradeshow.
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DECO BOKO Online
February 1st, 2022 – June 15th, 2022
Both timeless and new, DECO BOKO is pleased to introduce various brands from Japan to showcase their latest collections of gifts, furniture, and home goods.
Based in New York, DECO BOKO is the first wholesale tradeshow in the US that focuses on Japanese products in the design / gift industry.
The organizers of DECO BOKO are native to Japan, and have been helping Japanese brands and manufacturers to give them opportunities to succeed in the US market.
Although we have been seeing high potential in well made / designed Japanese products, there are often gaps between the Japanese brands and the American buyers that makes it hard to do business.
DECO BOKO is a phrase commonly used in Japan which means “uneven”, and could also mean “filling in the gaps”.
The logo of DECO BOKO was created with New York based design studio, Studio Nework, inspired by this concept and the Japanese “Kanji” characters “凸凹”, which represents the word DECO BOKO.
We hope this show helps fill in the gaps between the Japanese brands and US buyers, for better transparency and fewer steps to achieve a business relationship for both parties.
DECO BOKO Speaks
Inviting speakers who have been inspired by Japanese products, as well as exhibitor’s behind the scenes talks. DECO BOKO Speaks will share rare and exclusive contents about the industry.
DECO BOKO Market
DECO BOKO Market is a retail pop-up experience where people can physically see and purchase the products that are exhibited at the DECO BOKO online tradeshow and more.
【Upcoming DECO BOKO Market】
WHEN: June 10th-19th, 2022
TIME: 11-6 (12-7 Saturday)
WHERE: NowHere Gallery
DECO BOKO collaborates with companies that enhance and support our vision through partnerships bridging trade across Japan and the US.
Meet the Makers
DECO BOKO will work with buyers to help set up an introduction to the manufacturers and provide contents for a successful business relationship.
Interested in Exhibiting at DECO BOKO?
We will be featuring artists who has close relationships with DECO BOKO, and has inspired our philosophy towards aesthetics and design.
Miyuki Akiyama (Artist)
“Miyuki Akiyama was born in 1980 in Okayama, Japan. She began her studies at BFA at The oil painting Musashino Art University where she also earned an MFA. and studied abroad for two years from 2008 at Experimental Art Course, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing as a research student. She conducted research on the transmission of Asian culture. Since 2018 She has been based in New York City.
She works mainly in oil on canvas and drawing on paper.
In her recent work, she has made drawings and paintings based on traces from around town.
Those works are small works of daily life and layers of images. The routines and dialogues of daily life and production allow me to feel the surprise of paint bouncing around on the canvas, of mountains and oceans appearing with a stroke of the brush.
She is also active in the artist group “hanage,” formed in 2015, and is involved in projects that consider life and labor as an artist.”