Company Name
Non-Profit Organization WAJUKU
Head Office
Sengokuyama Annex #413
5-3-20 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Date of Establishment
May 1, 2009

[President, Creative Director]

  • Tanaka Koji

    Former creative director of Hakuhodo Inc.
    Winner of numerous domestic and international advertising awards, including finalist at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Awards and winner of the International Division of the New York ADC.
    After leaving Hakuhodo, and he established the non-profit organization Wajuku and became chairman of the board of directors. With his extensive knowledge and network of contacts in traditional Japanese culture, he has engaged in various projects that contribute to developing and transmitting Japanese culture and art.

[Board Members]

  • Sakurada Takeya

    Global Business Consultant
    Former Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Australia Ltd.
    Former President, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia
    He joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 1985. At the Japan headquarters, he boasted a diverse professional background including metal resources, risk management, and corporate strategic planning. His international exposure included roles in prominent global cities such as New York, Toronto, and Sydney. After retiring from Mitsubishi Corporation in 2021, he is currently working as a global business consultant.

  • Yoshida Toru

    Marketing Director at Wieden+Kennedy
    Born in Sapporo, he joined the major advertising agency Hakuhodo in 1985, initially as a systems engineer and later as a marketing planner. In 2003, he transferred to the U.S.-based advertising company Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo as a Planning Director. He co-founded the non-profit organization Wajuku in the same year, serving as a board member. Starting in 2012, he joined the British-based advertising consulting firm Naked Communications Tokyo as a co-owner. While still with Naked, in 2016, an independent office named LENS was established, providing communication strategy consulting services.

  • Tajima Hitoshi

    Representative of London Gallery, Ltd.
    As the second-generation owner of an antique art dealer established for over 50 years, specializing in East Asian antique art with a focus on Buddhist art, he has opened ‘London Gallery Shirokan’ within the Shirokan Art Complex since 2009, proposing an art scene that transcends traditional antique art. Currently based in Japan and New York, he is showcasing Asian artworks worldwide. His gallery features interiors designed by Hiroshi Sugimoto, showcasing works by Hasegawa Tōhaku and Masaya Hashimoto, garnering significant attention.

  • Kashiwa Masahiro

    Chief Priest of Takanawa Dououji
    After graduating from a university in Japan, he spent a year and a half studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon returning, he acquired the fundamentals of real estate at a resort development company. With a 40-year career in the real estate industry and 20 years in advertising, he currently serves as the head priest of the family temple. While introducing innovative ideas, such as tree burial-style perpetual memorial graves, he strives to make the temple more accessible. Additionally, he has established a consulting firm specializing in serving temples and providing operational support.

  • Ishikawa Jiro

    Editor and TV anchor
    Born in Tokyo, graduated from Waseda University, and worked at a specialized travel agency for overseas trips. Later, joined Heibonsha Ltd. (now Magazine House) and began a career as an editor. Launched popular magazines like ‘POPEYE’ and ‘BRUTUS’ and served as an editor-in-chief. Left the company in 1993 and founded the editing production company JI Inc. Also worked as the editor-in-chief of the luxury magazine ‘SEVEN SEAS’ and was involved in commercial facility production. Known as the host of the TV Asahi program “Tonight 2” aired from 1994 to 2002.

[Major Clients]

  • Credit Suisse Securities
  • Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores
  • Diners Club
  • GINZA SIX Retail Management Co., Ltd.
  • Harry Winston
  • Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd.
  • Morgan Stanley Japan
  • Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
  • Mizuho Private Wealth Management Co., Ltd.
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
  • Shiseido Company, Limited
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited
  • UBS SuMi TRUST Wealth Management Co., Ltd.
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Vacheron Constantin