For GREEN SEED, friendship, beneficial coexistence, and mutual prosperity with the community are some of our priorities. We actively participate in art, cultural, and ecological projects for the purpose of revitalizing local communities and fostering younger generation creative personnel. GREEN SEED employees not only agree with these policies, but also provide active support to them. This ensures that the projects are ongoing.
Since the theme of this calendar was "the key," it even came with a key holder. In a unique finishing touch made possible by special printing technology, the recipients' names were printed on both the key holder and on the calendar.
*Shown in the 58th All-Japan Calendar Competition Awarded the Minister of Education Incentive Award
This calendar fit between two prices of acrylic. The initials of the recipient were printed in each photo, one for each month. Once the calendar year was over, the calendar could be used as a frame for a favorite photo or postcard.
*Shown in the 59th All-Japan Calendar Competition Awarded the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Director's Prize, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
Open the box decorated with a map of GREEN SEED's business areas of Aoyama and Harajuku: inside you'll find photos of the area as well as our calendar, our key visual. You can see a great deal of greenery in this miniature depiction of the area, giving you an idea of just how much greenery there is in this city.
*Includes aerial Photographs by Naoki Honjo
*An award winner in the 60th All-Japan Calendar Competition
For 2010, this calendar, "GREEN SEED 365" was created with the idea of showcasing GREEN SEED streets, 365 days of the year, with a 360° view.
It comes with a notepad, who's cover displays an illustration of Omotesando on the cover and photos of Harajuku and Aoyama on the back.
*Photographs by Atsushi Nakamichi and Kei Takashima
For this calendar year, the theme was "GREEN SEED EYE".
The photos were taken of familiar cities and areas but at the point of view of a wildlife creature to help you enjoy a unique perspective.
*Photographs by Masahiro Shoda
Each month, from January to December, showcases the different works created by different artists, depicting Aoyama and Harajuku.
An overview of all the month's illustrations are printed on the packaging.
As a supporter of "green-living" this eco-friendly calendar can be re-used as a shoulder bag.
*An award winner in the 63th All-Japan Calendar Competition
This calendar took a stylized turn, using techniques often used in animated films. These fantastic landscape scenes are intricate and detailed.
*Created by Takumi Tanji
*An award winner in the 64th All-Japan Calendar Competition
At first shot with a long shutter speed, the image of a night sky is compiled together hundreds of times. In that frozen moment the stars trajectory movement is scene above iconic Tokyo and GREEN SEED locations. After use the calendar case can also be used as a business card holder.
*Photographs by Isao Negishi, Manabu Yamaguchi, Ippei Yume
*An award winner in the 65th All-Japan Calendar Competition
Out of hundreds of black and white photos of Aoyama and Harajuku, 12 were specially selected to represented the months of this calendar.
The cover is a fine matte board that has a square cut window which frames the view of the first month's photo.
The Leica camera used to shoot these photos was covered by "gutta percha", a high quality bonded leather material, which is also used on the cover of this calendar.
*Photographs by Herbie Yamaguchi
*Shown in the 66th All-Japan Calendar Competition Awarded First Department Prize: Silver, Special Jury Prize: Iizawa Award
This Calendar showcases illustrations of different metropolitan areas in great detail. From cherry blossoms in bloom to small detailed rooftops, such as a pool atop of a well-known building. These exciting and intricate illustrations can stand alone, but actually lead into each other to create a larger image that connects seamlessly
*llustration by IC4DESIGN
The theme of this calendar is a world in which the bird of happiness "green bird" flies around the Aoyama and Harajuku area, taking the seed of happiness "seed" with it wherever it goes. Each month has a different animal and motif drawn with the townscapes of Aoyama and Harajuku as the scenery, with a clear warmth brought about by the use of acrylic paints. The package shows the bird of happiness in the skies above Aoyama and Harajuku, ready to swoop down, and it contains a hidden feature in which, by sticking an address label by its beak, the bird of happiness delivers the calendar to that address like a carrier pigeon.
*llustration by Cato Friend
*An award winner in the 68th All-Japan Calendar Competition
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GREEN SEED's business is a regular fixture of the Aoyama and Harajuku districts. To ensure that as many people come to know GREEN SEED as possible, we purposely put our advertising on telephone poles and fire hydrants. Most people don't bother to look carefully at things like telephone poles and fire hydrants, so you may wonder why we choose to advertise there. Our thinking is that people just might notice our ads by chance, which may lead them to discover that GREEN SEED advertising is everywhere in this town. They may be just a little surprised, or they may find it fun and this is exactly what we are aiming for. We lend subtle support the local area with our advertising, as a company that's very much a part of the local community. This is one of GREEN SEED's basic approaches.
This project grew out of GREEN SEED's experience being a sponsor of the Aoyama Art Festival. Specifically, we select some ten or so young artists from amongst the 100 semifinalists of the Festival's Design Award, and ask them to create a piece of art based on the GREEN SEED theme. Winning pieces are used in advertising at Omotesando Station. Have a look at our advertising, a permanent fixture of the pathway through the A5 exit. The artists who designed these pieces just may be working as prominent creative personnel three to five years from now!
The green bird project was launched based on the concept of not only beautifying the cityscape, but also "beautifying peoples' hearts" in the Omotesando and Harajuku areas. Living up to the word "green" in our name-something we share with this project-we participate in this weekly event together with students, local residents, and other corporations. Our mission for this project is to make Omotesando, location of our office and many of our properties, into a more beautiful place and to keep it that way. It is always extremely gratifying to see how good the area looks when it's cleaned up, and everyone is extremely proud of this work. The breen bird Project is now a solid part of our corporate culture.
> green bird web site
GREEN SEED participates in Green Tokyo Fund project with a view to supporting the Metropolitan area's initiatives to revitalize Tokyo with greenery projects, specifically the following: 1) coastline forest restoration, 2) planting more trees along roadsides, 3) planting grass in schoolyards, and 4) cultivating forests with lower pollen count.
Though each individual project may be small-scale, together they can form a significant force for changing things for the better, and this is the result we strive for. We think that by working together to conserve the earth's environment, we can make a difference, even if what we are doing seems small. That's why we at GREEN SEED strive to do our part to stop global warming, the heat island phenomenon, and more.