The “Japan DIY Homecenter Show was first held in 1978. It is now one of the largest comprehensive lifestyle-related exhibitions in Japan and aims to help popularize and raise awareness of the sound practice of DIY, contributing to the overall development of the home-improvement center industry and to a richer lifestyle for people living in Japan through cooperation between manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of DIY-related products and materials, bringing together a wide range of products and services under one roof, and leading to the creation of vibrant business opportunities, the exchange of ideas, and improved publicity for the industry vis-à-vis general consumers.

The theme of this year’s show was “Experience and Feel DIY! Home Improvement Centers : Workshops of the Future”. This theme expresses a desire for visitors to experience “making high value added things” through experiences and feelings of concepts, stories and user experiences of making things, in addition to simple handcrafts. This will enrich the feelings and lives of people to increase their concern and interest in home improvement centers in the future. Accordingly, we hope that this will lead to a boost in visits to home improvement centers and further enliven th industry.