CommonShip + Genki Ichiba

Holding what they call”The Michigan Stool in Ishinomaki.

In May 2017, 2018, 2019, the Brightmoor Maker Space has had the great fortune of being able to partner with Ishinomaki Lab in Miyagi Prefecture in the northeast of Japan. First thing on setting foot in the lab workspace after coming from Detroit is “it looks sort of like the maker space.”

Our Brightmoor Makers and University of Michigan partners have learned from Ishinomaki Lab staff while working on building furniture for a couple of public spaces in Ishinomamki–CommonShip (perhaps best described as an outdoor food court) and Genki Ichiba ( a newly built produce and fish market alongside the river.