The number of homeless people in Japan is increasing year on year. Moreover, support is always hard to come by as homelessness is seen as a personal failure, the fate that one brings upon oneself.
To raise awareness and donations to this ongoing crisis, Ogilvy & Mather Tokyo created for Megamax, Japan’s leading bed and furniture mega store, and Moyai, the Japanese Association for the Homeless, the Homeless Beds Collection.
Built by the finest Japanese artisans; using elements that mimic the streets of Tokyo like rough asphalt mud, dirty cement and stinky sewer lids with rats, the beds replicate in detail the horrible conditions where thousands sleep in every night.
The beds were supported by an integrated campaign and displayed at Megamax’s flagship store to great impact. For an unexpected finale, its message will now reach the most powerful politicians on earth, as the collection was selected to be displayed at the G7 Summit taking place at the end of May in Japan.