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Transforming an old company 

SHIBAURA HOUSE is a unique building with a completely glass exterior built in Shibaura, Minato-ku, an area undergoing redevelopment. It is a community space, but also the headquarters of a 70-year old company. The company’s business has changed enormously to keep in harmony with the changes in the times and in the social environment. Today, we simultaneously operate the original creative business, along with a new cultural business.

Our vision

In 2011, we renewed our business when SHIBAURA HOUSE was built. While taking advantage of this unique space, we focus on creative projects that are rooted in the local community. Through these activities, we have developed the following vision:

– To create a community so that people living and/or working in Shibaura understand one another, with various perspectives peacefully co-existing

– To become a platform that can take on various challenges to create a new, creative culture

▲ People mixing on the ground floor, in our open park-like space
▲ OPEN! FURNITURE is a project that installs public furniture in the area. We collaborated with LAND FES, a group that organizes performance events with dancers and musicians. 
Our values

The philosophy we follow while running SHIBAURA HOUSE.

– We are part of society
We focus on various social issues, and try to launch projects from the perspective of the people involved or affected by that social issue.

– Curiosity-driven management
SHIBAURA HOUSE is powered by the curiosity of each and every staff member. We each continue to learn in order to progress and create new possibilities. 

– Unique ideas that only we can come up with
We don’t imitate anything else. We don’t do anything that we’ve seen before.

– Honest, fair, and open
We treat everyone equally with respect.

▲ In our nl/minato program, in collaboration with The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we provided a space where people from various backgrounds could talk to each other in an open and equal manner.  
Together with us

If you are interested in our vision and activities, and would like to talk with us or propose an idea, feel free to contact us. And if you are keen to work with us, using the set of skills and knowledge you have, you are also welcomed. Let’s start a conversation, and explore the possibilities. (We are happy to talk online, if that is your preference.)