Japan Eyewear Award

What is Japan Eyewear Award?

Japan Eyewear Award is one of the industry's foremost awards given to the best designed / technological new products to be marketed in Japan or any other country after July 1st, 2022. The judging and screening will be conducted by Japan Eyewear Award committee. Grand Prix will be announced at the Award Ceremony on the first day of the show.

Entry Detail


■ New model(s) to be marketed in Japan or any other country after July 1st, 2022.  
 *Only finished fproduct glasses are accepted.

■ You can register up to 10 products.

Entry Categories

■ Design Category - 5 Award-winning products (including 1 Grand Prix)
Products with excellent design, that considers not only the beauty and innovative modeling, but also functionality and comfortableness.

■ Technology Category - 5 Award-winning products (including 1 Grand Prix)
Products excelled in technology -- new materials, new structure and advanced manufacturing processes.

Entry Fee

FREE for exhibitors, JPY 10,000 / product *excluding 10% tax

How to apply

We have closed accepting entries for "26th Japan Eyewear Award 2023".


2022Aug. 31 (Wed)  -  Entry Sheet & Product arrival deadline to Japan Eyewear Award Team
Middle of September -  Award winners announced
Oct. 18 (Tue)  -  Award Ceremony (Grand Prix winners to be announced) at Special Gallery inside iOFT 2022

Japan Eyewear Award Committee Members

Mr. Shinichi Sumikawa

Product Designer
Osaka University of Arts professor

After graduated from Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, he joined Sony Corporation, assigned Design Center and U.S. Design Center, and designed Walkman, Radio, and TV, etc. 

In 1991, established sumikawadesign, the independent design office. His design of table tennis's court table used at 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympic game was admired around the world and his designed playground equipment has won iF DESIGN AWARD 2017. His design has won Red Dot Design Award, GOOD DESIGN AWARD, and many other awards as well.

He has been practicing design beyond stereotypes by making full use of the experience of wondering 57 countries around the world as a backpacker. As Engineering-based designer, highly skills of geometry by taking full advantage of 3D CAD and Printer, excellent at curved surface design with ergonomic comfort.  From state-of-the-art equipment to traditional craft, he designs actively and continuously in a wide range of fields.

Ms. Hitomi Sago

Graphic Designer

After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts, she worked in  the advertising creative department at Parco before establishing Hitomi Sago Design Office in 1988.
Although grounded in graphic design, her works cover a wide spectrum ranging from spatial design to product design. Many of her projects involve the revitalization of local industries.
Major awards received include the Silver Award from the New York ADC, the JAGDA New Designer Award, the Japan Package Design Award Special Prize, and the Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize at the All Japan Calendar Competition. She also played the roll of judge of Good Design Award from 2003 to 2013, instructor of Fukui Design Academy, director of JAGDA. Visiting professor at Osaka College of Arts.

Mr. Issei Mori


While involves working on TV drama, film, CM, and for various celebrities as a specialist of eyewear fitting, also working actively as a photographer in magazines & SNS media field.

Ms. Mirei Ito

Eyewear Journalist

In 2006, she became independent as a free-lance writer, after working for a publishing company. She covers exhibitions or manufacturers both within and outside Japan, and also has interviews with eyewear designers. She submits her writing for eyewear magazines and web media.

Ms. Chizuru Muko

WWDJAPAN Editorial Director, Sustainability Director

Born in Yokohama. After graduating from Tokyo Women's Christian University, joined Edwin. She has been in the sales position for four and a half years in the sales department. Joined INFAS Publications in 2000 after working as a reporter for Nippon Textile Newspaper. As a reporter, she was mainly in charge of interviewing designer brands. After working as the editor-in-chief of "Fashion News" and "WWD Japan", she has been in her current position since April 2021. She is a member of the selection committee for the "Daily Fashion Awards" and an advisory council for the "International Woolmark Prize 2020".

Contact Information

The latest information about Japan Eyewear Award will be announced at this official website.
If you have any inquiries please contact:

iOFT Show management Japan Eyewear Award

Angela MASUYAMA (Ms.)  

TEL:03-3349-8508 FAX:03-3344-2400 

 E-mail: ioft-award.jp@rxglobal.com