:: e-Art | About Us

    Company Name:

    e-Art Co., Ltd.


    HAYANO Takeo


    September 1st, 2000


    1-8-5-1906, Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo-to 104-0053



    Principal Customers:

    The Asahi Shimbun Company, Toppan Forms Co., Ltd., Family Ongaku Sangyo Co., Ltd., etcetera.

    - Production for facsimile reproductions of artworks, especially paintings
    - Sell and serve as an agent in the sale of facsimile reproductions
    - Obtain and manage permissions to use artworks
    - Planning, editing, production, and publication
    - Graphic design
    - Consulting in connection with all of the above
    - Support and promotion of musical events

    We specialize in consulting, covering every aspect of business from initial planning, production, and promotion right through to development. Years of experience and a wealth of in-depth knowledge of everything from marketing to digital information technologies, combined with our flexible, insightful approach in making use of the latest hot tips in the business world, will help you formulate new strategies for your company, speed up the development of planned projects, and respond with alacrity to changes in the market. At the same time, we should emphasize that here at e-Art we make it our business to provide invisible, cooperative, behind-the-scenes support to favored customers, leaving full control of all projects entirely in their hands.

    The age of products and money, when rapid growth could still be expected from the manufacturing sector, is now the stuff of legend. In today's world, human resources and intellectual content are what is in demand. Companies and individuals may own intellectual property and have the ability to develop so-called "soft" products, but in Japan, where intellectual property rights aren't always respected, it's hard to make anything of these things without good management. Without the necessary skills and know-how, it's impossible to transform properties into resources. In the current information age, everything hangs on the ability to make good use of various media and develop the things you have at your disposal. This is what makes the services of an appropriate consultant so crucial in managing important resources.

    With years of experience in commercial printing and publishing, and particularly the actual hands-on knowledge that comes from working as graphic professionals, we're able to get right to the point, providing our favored clients with profitable support as they set out to create the materials they need. Our efforts are supported in turn by our wide network of intellectual relationships in the fields of art and design. We are able to distinguish clearly between the "first-rate" and the "inferior" in all areas, from objects and works to information, and make it our business as a consulting firm to contribute to cultural development and to profit society as a whole. We are also proud of our strong ties overseas, with people in English-speaking, French-speaking, and Chinese-speaking countries.

    Ever since 2001, e-Art has been volunteering its services as an organizer, sponsor, and supporter of concerts by young musicians. We consider this is another very flexible aspect of our consulting activities. We focus on as yet unknown artists, small seeds the bit music companies haven't yet discovered, and work-without discriminating against different musical areas or cultures or between artists active inside or outside Japan-to prompt a reevaluation of these talents from a fair and balanced perspective, to promote meaningful interpersonal exchange, and to contribute to the creation and rediscovery of value. You might even say that our mission is to identify people and things of value, and to give them direction, help them focus by teaching them how better to concentrate, and thus in the long run to contribute to their growth.

    There's a wonderful line in Natsume Soseki's story "The Paddy Bird": "In this world, many people descend into unhappiness, perfectly content all the while." Soseki is writing here about a young woman who marries a man that her parents have chosen, but there is something in this masterful sentence that stuns the reader, plain and straight-forward as it seems. Because it's not just that young woman of the Meiji period who's "descending into unhappiness, perfectly content all the while." In fact, we might be doing just the same thing ourselves. That's why we have to take the responsibility for constructing (designing) our own day-to-day lives. Unless we can arrive at a true understanding of "the things that design is for" and "design that is for something," then we may never discover what is to be happy as human beings.