Warehouse TERRADA's Responsibilities and Contributions
Centered on the storage of wine, art and media, Warehouse TERRADA is underpinned by our philosophy of safekeeping not only the items themselves but also their value. In order to always provide our customers with a better environment for preserving such value, we continuously conduct joint research in areas such as art preservation with the Tokyo University of the Arts Center of Innovation, artwork restoration with Yokohama College of Art and Design, and optimal environments for wine maturation with the University of Yamanashi Institute of Enology and Viticulture.
By extending the traditional concept of the warehouse business, we go beyond simply keeping objects secure and focus on preserving all types of value for posterity. In that vein, we established ARCHI-DEPOT, an archive that doubles as a museum for models and materials used in Japanese architecture; PIGMENT art supply lab, preserving traditional art supplies handed down from past generations and supporting the artisans that make them; T-ART ACADEMY offering classes on the techniques for using these art supplies. Our "ASIAN ART AWARD supported by Warehouse TERRADA" helps young artists spread their wings globally. BUCKLE KÔBÔ, built in a revived ironworks facility on Keihinjima, provides an open access production workshop. Beyond that, we recently opened the multipurpose TERRADA ART COMPLEX. We work actively to attract and build up a true diversity of creative works to enrich the artistic and cultural presence of Tennoz.
As an official partner of Kabuki-za, the primary venue for live Kabuki today, and as an official sponsor of Kanze Noh Theater, we actively contribute to Japan's world-renowned traditional performing arts. We support the Tour de Tohoku, which assists in the recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and other international organizations such as NPO Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (Children Without Borders) who provide aid to children in disaster-affected areas and developing countries.
Additionally, we are actively engaged in the ongoing vitalization the Tennoz Isle area, the landscaping and environmental beautification of the area around canals to make Tokyo proud of its beauty as one of the world’s leading cities. We also regularly support start-up businesses through networking and planning events.
In these ways, we strive to secure a bright legacy for the coming generations through business development. As a company, we see the responsibility to contribute positively to our community and larger society as fundamental to our very being.