We were honoured to be asked by the World Rugby Museum to design their special exhibition 'Brave Blossoms' charting the evolution of rugby alongside the development of modern Japan.
Exploring the full history of the birth and evolution of rugby union in Japan, from 1866 when Yokohama became the site of the oldest rugby club in Asia, to being awarded Rugby World Cup 2019. How ‘the father of Japanese rugby’, Ginosuke Tanaka, brought the sport to Keio University and how a series of sporting pioneers, including members of the Japanese Royal Family, allowed the sport to flourish. It will examine how Japanese corporations have nurtured the game at a domestic level allowing Japanese rugby to make significant impacts at international level, and culminating in the famous victory the Brave Blossoms achieved over the Springboks at Rugby World Cup 2015 and the awarding of Rugby World Cup 2019 to Japan.
We created some beautiful graphical panels to really bring the information to life, and also made our very own resin cherry blossom sculpture.
Although we have worked with the World Rugby Museum for many years, this is the first exhibition since the main museum was relocated.