BRIGHTMAKI COMMONS ISHINOMAKI is an outdoor community space located at Common-Ship Hashidori in Ishinomaki, Japan, built via a collaborative consisting of the Brightmoor Maker Space, Ishinomaki Laboratory, Makigumi, and Machizukuri Manbo, with financial support from Herman Miller and assistance from undergraduate participants in the University of Michigan’s GIEU Japan/Detroit program.

Created over the course of a 3.5 week design/build process in May 2018, BRIGHTMAKI COMMONS supplements Common-Ship Hashidori’s ability to host outdoor food and music events through a host of specially-designed stools, tables, and yatai-style covered surfaces.