●The 17th award winners
The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Award
The Japan Vocational Ability Development Association Chairman Award
The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Award
Forming Fabrication
High Precision Small Part
Silver Award
Bronze Award
The AMADA Award
The Judging Committee's Award
Technical Award
Technical Encouragement Award / Special Encouragement Award / Encouragement Award
 ●Student Participation
Gold Award
Silver Award / Bronze Award / Performance Award
Encouragement Award

Forming Fabrication



●Material Type: SUS304#400
●Thickness: 0.5,1,3,6,9mm

In making this lantern we tried to reduce and hide welding as much as possible, because we believed that we had to faithfully duplicate the delicacy and elegance of our model, the Yamaga Lantern (Yamaga tourou), which is made of only Japanese paper and glue.
I think that we were able to faithfully duplicate the lantern thanks to our superior development and design capabilities rather than processing technology. Because our lantern was originally used in a showcase, it incorporated electric lights, which possibly have enhanced its appearance. The Gold Award? I can't believe it! I felt that other entries were superior to ours in terms of their processing technology.
I would like to investigate different themes and make an entry worthy of a gold award someday.
On the occasion of our entry to this contest, I realized that the added value of pure innovation (the product) can be realized when combining manual procedures and machine processes. I would like to continuously make efforts in sheet metal processing with high added value by blending the skills of machines and people.

Yoshihiro Maruyama