The 95th May Festival
Designing Plus Nine

About this project

The theme is "onomatopoeia".

Feature 1: Experience the sounds of everyday life through words and sight.
Feature 2: The onomatopoeic senses will be developed, and everyday life will become more enjoyable.

Onomatopoeia. It is a way to analyze everyday sounds in the form of "words.
It is a way of expressing everyday sounds in the form of words, and sometimes visually.

The delicate selection of words in Japanese, where a small difference can make a big difference in impression, and the way onomatopoeia is expressed in the form of words.
and onomatopoeic graphics that change their form to match the words.
Onomatopoeia is richly varied by both of these factors.
We live with rich onomatopoeia in our daily lives.

This exhibition is a world where you can experience the sounds of everyday life through "words" and "vision.
By the time you leave here, you will have a "sense of onomatopoeia.
and you may find your daily life a little more enjoyable.


Detail of this Project

Can Entry or Exit during the Event


Both Days All Day

About this organization

Designing Plus Nine

Founded in 2007, designing plus nine is a design circle mainly composed of students from the University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of the Arts.


About the Information Session for Participants of the May Festival (the 1st Information Session)

Date, Time and Location

  • February 3rd (Fri.) 2023 7:30 p.m. (meeting time 7:25 p.m.)
    at Room 211, 1st floor, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus
  • February 4th (Sat.) 2023 1:00 p.m. (meeting time 12:55 p.m.)
    at Room 1321, 2nd Floor, Bldg. 13, Komaba Campus


Those who wish to participate in the 96th May Festival need to attend one of the sessions.

The Information Session will be held in both Japanese and English.

Contact us via email ( ) if you have any questions.

Information about the 96th May Festival is also posted on our Official Twitter ( @gogatsusai ).

We are looking forward to your participation.