1. Consulting on reproducing famous illustrated handscrolls
2. Organizing and holding concerts for up-coming musicians
3. Translation work from Japanese into English and vice versa
4. Graphic design, art direction and editing of art books & essays
Design for Becoming to Be Happy
A wonderful line is found in Natsume Soseki's story "Buncho (paddy bird)." It says "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. It is not just that young woman of the Meiji era. In fact, we, living in the Reiwa era, might be doing just the same thing ourselves. That's why we have to admonish ourselves for insensibility and to take the responsibility for designing our own day-to-day lives. Unless we can arrive at a true understanding of the difference between "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.
e-Art Co., Ltd.
September 1st, 2000
1-8-5-1906, Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo-to 104-0053
Toppan Forms Co., Ltd., JAPAN PUBLICATIONS TRADING Co., Ltd., IICC, etc.
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
Translation (Japanese - English）
Support and promotion of musical events
Brief Career of Takeo Hayano
Born in Tokyo in 1940, Mr. Hayano is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts (majored in art history). After working at Toppan Printing, Ltd., and Toppan Printing Co. (America), Inc., he served as a managing director at Denshi Media Service, Toppan’s joint venture with Philips (Netherlands) and at Image Mall Japan.
Mr. Hayano has wide experience with a great variety of different kinds of work, chief among them research at museums in Europe and North America, negotiations for the rights to reproduce work by artists both in Japan and abroad, the editing and design of books and promotional materials, the organization and promotion of exhibitions featuring art and design, and the production and art direction for corporate calendars and introductory brochures.
Since he founded e-Art Co. Ltd., in 2000, he has been involved in: 1) graphic design for favored customers; 2) consulting in the general production of complete facsimile editions of famous Japanese handscrolls (Designated National Treasure and Important Cultural Properties class) and the sale of the facsimile products; 3) the design of posters and brochures for exhibitions of paintings and photographs; 4) the handling of negotiations for the copyrights necessary to reproduce paintings, photographs, and illustrations in publishing corporate calendars, together with negotiations with the art collectors for the rights to use them; 5) and the translation from Japanese into English of manuscripts related to fine arts.
Since 2000, Mr. Hayano has organized various musical projects, including the sponsorship and support of both vocal and instrumental concerts by up-and-coming musicians. In 2020, he supported the first Shinka Noh performance “Sumida-gawa River” at the Hosho Noh Theater.
Mr. Hayano founded the Mario Lanza Society of Japan in April 2005, with the full support of the American group The Lanza Legend. He became its first President. His purpose was to use music to forge international friendships, promoting mutual understanding by participating as the Japanese representative in events aimed at keeping alive the memory of the legendary tenor Mario Lanza.
Mr. Hayano was also a board member of JACCC (Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, located in Los Angeles). He has served as a special lecturer at Shanghai's Fudan University, Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Kyoritsu Women's University, and others. Associate member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan since 1967.