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Second Look: The 2015 Japan Package Design Award Winners

As a follow up to our previous 2015 Package Design Award Winners post, we present to you with a collection of some of the silver and bronze winners that we felt made some exceptional designs.

Each year the JPDA, or the Japan Packaging Design Association, recognizes excellence in packaging design by handing out awards in the category. They’ve been hosting the Japan Package Design Awards since 2000. From the 1430 entries for the 2015 awards, a group of judges recognized 414 for awards. Only 11 were given a gold, followed by 12 silver medalists and 11 bronze medalists. Below is a collection of some of the silver and bronze winners that stood out to us.

Silver Winners

Yuka Shiramoto - The Bageland

Yuka Shiramoto – The Bageland

Yuka Shiramoto - The Bageland

Yuka Shiramoto – The Bageland

Hontakachu Sake - Jun Kuroyanagi

Hontakachu Sake – Jun Kuroyanagi

Gato a la Buroshu - blossam

Gato a la Buroshu – blossam

B.A MEN - Pora

B.A MEN – Pora

Cacao Brothers Air by Sanku Directions

Sanku Directions’ packackage design for Cacao Brothers Air Chocolates borrows from classic Swiss Air design themes.

Shopping bag for N. - MR_DESIGN

Shopping bag for N. – MR_DESIGN

Biotope Box Garden - DRILL DESIGN

Biotope Box Garden – DRILL DESIGN

Biotope Box Garden - DRILL DESIGN

Biotope Box Garden – DRILL DESIGN


And here are some of the Bronze winners…

Lawson Onigiriya Series - Hakuhodo

Lawson Onigiriya Series – Hakuhodo

Ine no Hana Sake - Jun Kuroyanagi

Ine no Hana Sake – Jun Kuroyanagi

Mikan Juice - HINEKURE

Mikan Juice – HINEKURE

Hitotsuburanro Engi Can - Dorahuto

Hitotsuburanro Engi Can – Dorahuto

Edge! - Tsushima Design

Edge! – Tsushima Design

Toraya Red Bean Shiruko (limited Summer packaging) - San Ado

Toraya Red Bean Shiruko (limited Summer packaging) – San Ado

Author Information


Eli Nygren is a graphic designer/project manager from Maui, Hawai'i. He is fluent in Japanese and English and is currently based in Tokyo. In addition to design, he loves music, camping, surfing, cooking and reading.

Comments (2) Write a comment

  1. I have to wonder why the post regarding the winners had links and sources to the designers’ sites, but this one about the runners up doesn’t?
    Regardless if they didn’t win, it would be nice to be able to track back and follow through to their respective pages.

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  2. @iMon: Valid point. This time around we chose to not include links to the runners up because there were simply so many of them.

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