The Art Of Formula 1 | Suzuka, Japan | With Artist, Junichi Ito
For the coming 29th FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX held at Suzuka Circuit, we are working under the theme of “THE 1 AND ONLY” like last year, to prepare an environment where you can enjoy the dramatic competition that will unfold at the racetrack with its distinctive layout and with the unique attractions Suzuka always provides, such as the warm hospitality offered together with the local people and the opportunity to share the excitement with the entire crowd at the circuit. We will continue our efforts to make ‘SUZUKA’ loved still more by fans around the world as a special and unique GRAND PRIX venue that provides you with lots of enjoyment and excitement that can only be experienced at Suzuka Circuit.
We will do our best to make it an especially entertaining event during the 3-day Japanese national holiday in October, from which all of you who will come from all over the country and around the world can take away a lot of treasured memories. To do this, we will provide you with impressive original Suzuka attractions including the autograph session that all of the competing drivers will take part in and several talk shows. You will also experience the warm hospitality we will offer together with the local people.
The logo of the theme for the 2017 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX is a work of Junichi Ito, a calligrapher native to Mie Prefecture, and it expresses Suzuka's unique qualities while using the famous "Suzuka-Zumi (Suzuka ink)".
Image source: Junichi Ito
Born on December 19th 1986 in Matsusaka city in Mie prefecture, Junichi Ito began his creative activities using writing brush and ink in March 2007 after meeting a calligrapher that influenced him greatly. After a period as a street artist, Ito is now involved in unconventional creative activities, which include designing numerous signboards for shops, creating packaging designs, working in collaboration with creators of other genres, doing live performances, talking performances and holding solo exhibitions. From 2013, he has expanded the realm of his activities overseas to take the power of arts and culture across borders. He has given performances in major cities in countries around the world, including France, Italy, Switzerland and Taiwan. In Taiwan, he is the first Japanese to become a regular international member of the National Palace Museum, one of the world's three largest museums. He exhibited his work in the JAPAN ART TASTING EXPO 2015 in Milano. And in 2016, he also directed the creation of a venue for the dinner of the Partners’ Program at the Ise-Shima G7 Summit.
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