In 2020, Taiwan’s leading lifestyle bookstore brand, “Eslite Life,” expanded into Japan with “Eslite Spectrum Nihonbashi,” collaborating with Taiwanese and Japanese creative experts and designers, upholding the spirit of “chain without duplication,” blending Taiwan’s essence with Japanese history to spark a collision of Taiwanese and Japanese cultures. Mr. Wu Ching-yun, founder of Eslite, once expressed, “Nihonbashi stands for ‘Japan’ and ‘Bridge,’ signifying the establishment of relationships between people. Eslite aims to become a good bridge-builder, creating space within space.”
Collaborating with the Government to Promote Taiwanese Industrial Excellence
To promote Taiwanese industrial excellence in Japan, Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs initiated the “Taiwan Excellence Program,” collaborating with the renowned Japanese bookstore “Yodoyabashi,” to launch the “Everyday Taiwan” themed Taiwanese Excellence Concept Store at Eslite Spectrum Nihonbashi. The store features a two-month event showcasing over a hundred products from award-winning Taiwanese companies, creating a distinctly Taiwanese atmosphere for Japanese consumers to experience without leaving the country.
During the opening of the Taiwanese Excellence Concept Store, Lin Chun-shou, Director of the Economic Division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, remarked, “The Taiwanese Excellence Concept Store is the fruit of Taiwan-Japan cooperation. Eslite Nihonbashi serves as a mature, refined consumption channel that gathers elements of Taiwan and high-quality aesthetics. It perfectly aligns with the spirit of the ‘Taiwan Excellence Award’ and welcomes friends from various sectors in Japan and Taiwanese residents in Japan to come and experience the charm of Taiwanese excellence.”
Strengthening the Concept of Sustainable Products! Green Products Draw Attention
During the opening ceremony and press conference, each boutique company presented their finest products to captivate consumers’ attention. Tokuyo, a pioneer in holistic health, introduced an egg-shaped massage chair, providing the ultimate massage experience. Novium showcased a self-standing pen that maintains a 23.5-degree angle, combining technology and aesthetics, alongside other captivating exhibits.
With the United Nations’ continued emphasis on sustainability, Deng Chih-cheng, Director of the Taiwan Trade Center in Tokyo, noted that Japanese businesses and citizens have placed greater emphasis on sustainable development in recent years. Therefore, the event specifically highlighted numerous sustainable products, including Acer’s energy-efficient air purifier, Delta’s all-purpose charger using 100% renewable energy, and O’right’s globally pioneering zero-carbon shampoo.
Creating a Green Platform for Green Living, Co-crafting a Balanced Aesthetic Environment
Beyond international promotion, Eslite Life took the initiative in June of this year to promote cultural and design brands through the lifestyle cultural platform “expo.” The platform brought together over 50 eco-friendly brands to create the “Eslite Life Green Festival,” jointly creating a daily outlook that balances aesthetic living with environmental sustainability.
Eslite Life’s expo curated its store space to convey a relaxed, lightweight concept of green living: “Every choice you make contributes to the Earth.” It nurtures the seeds of dreams for a greener lifestyle, collecting a diverse array of designs to cultivate a new world of cultural creativity.
Mercy Wu, Chairman of Eslite Life, once said, “Now it seems that we are at the end of the tunnel, and we can already see the light ahead.”
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