I was appointed to have my own laboratory in the design department of the university where I arrived, and I created this symbol mark.
My hometown is rich in nature, with the Shirakami Mountains, a vast virgin forest of beech trees, registered as a World Heritage site because of its rarity on this planet, nearby.
It is also famous for its pure water, as symbolized by Lake Towada, which is located in this mountainous region where snow exists for about six months of the year, and where pure water filtered by nature gushes out from everywhere.
I wanted my attitude toward design to be as pure as the pure water that nurtured me, so I decided to incorporate this metaphor into the symbol mark.
For this reason, I designed the letter "S" the first letter of my name, using a drop of this pure water as a motif, while using the approach radius, a traditional technique of industrial design that has been a part of my career.
In the process of working on a design, I always consider what elements to use, remove, and ultimately keep.
I believe in the power of simplicity that remains at the end of the process after careful consideration and selection of design elements.
In this sense, this symbol mark is the output of my own unique design and has become a symbol that expresses the Shimousa Laboratory in a non-verbal way in various situations.