History of Japan Design for Bikes


History of Japan Design for Bikes

Gshock’s Web Magazine has information for a new gallery show opening today. If you’re in Tokyo, be sure to catch it!

“History of Japan design for bikes”
2009.7.10 Fri. – 2009.7.26 Sun. [closed on Mondays]
11:00 – 19:00

organized by R bike, Silk Cycle
cooperated by Katakura-Kogyo, 5 LINKS, IID

IID GALLERY pleased to announce the exhibition about history of Japanese bicycle design, specially focused on Silk Cycle. Keirin started at 1948 and aimed to hold the official race at Tokyo Olympic Games. Japanese manufacturer didn’t have any ideas about materials and processes to make competitive track racer. But craftsmen developed “Katakura Silk” the original track racer for the Olympic by themselves after trial and error. The exhibition shows the origin of the hand-made track racer through the frame for Tokyo Olympic Game. And, at the same time, Japanese folding bikes which is developed by the bicycle transporting culture will be exhibited.