Oriental Plaza: Lexus South Africa to Showcase Japanese Takumi Concept at 2022 Design Joburg

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  • Design Joburg 2022 will feature a one-of-a-kind Japanese Takumi concept exhibit, courtesy of luxury automaker Lexus, running from Thursday, May 19 to Saturday, May 21
  • Takumi, which means craftsman, is an ancient Japanese concept attributed to highly skilled people,
  • The brand is the exclusive automotive partner of the 2022 edition of Design Joburg and will provide VIP drivers during the event

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2022 marks the year when Japanese luxury car manufacturer Lexus becomes the exclusive automotive partner for the 2022 edition of Design Joburg – South Africa’s premier contemporary and award-winning design fair.

The event will showcase the best of local and international design in furniture, hospitality and many other creative elements.

Loyiso Mkize, who is a local and professional Mangaka, will create unique, hand-drawn and signed A4 manga illustrations. Image: Motor Press
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Design Joburg is open to the public (professionals and consumers) and tickets are sold on their official website, MotorPress reports. The event will take place at the Sandton Convention Center from Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21.

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2022 also sees Design Joburg Collective simultaneously operating as a fringe showcase within the Kramerville Design District. Design Joburg is a one-day event, and doors open at 10 a.m. sharp, according to Design Jobourg.

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Loyiso Mkize, who is a local and professional Mangaka, will create unique, hand-drawn and signed A4 manga illustrations for show visitors. Guests should therefore be sure to visit the Lexus stand for a true craftsmanship experience.

Lexus South Africa says:

“At Lexus, it takes 60,000 hours to become a Takumi Master. Only those who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of perfection earn the title and there is no higher honor in the ranks of brand engineering.”

Just as it takes Lexus artisans a lifetime to understand Japanese philosophies, it takes artists thousands of hours to become Mangaka, highly skilled manga artists.

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Typically, artists will need to apprentice with an established Mangaka and learn from them as an assistant before achieving this honored rank. Manga, like the making of Lexus cars, is a Japanese art form based on the relentless pursuit of perfection.

Lexus will use one Japanese art form, manga, to honor another – Lexus craftsmanship – by telling the story of a man who trains to become a Takumi craftsman. The Lexus stand will be a tribute to Takumi and the artisans of Mangaka, revealing the story of master Takumi.

Lexus NX 350 luxury hybrid models are now on sale at Mzansi

Lexus South Africa has added its hybrid-powered models to the NX compact SUV range. There will be three trim lines, namely EX, SE and the flagship F-Sport, and all will carry the 350 badges.

Alongside the petrol siblings, use a normally aspirated 2.5-litre mated to an EX eight-speed automatic while the turbocharged 2.4-litre petrol engine is only for the F-Sport flagship. In terms of the hybrid range, there’s the NX 350h EX (standard level), NX 350h SE (luxury specification) and NX 350h F Sport.

The NX introduced things like the 14-inch Lexus Interface multimedia system and “Hello Lexus” voice control to the E-latch door system.

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