Lacquerware is a traditional Japanese craft that is sometimes called “japan.” The bright red color of this lacquerware is the official color of JAGntd.
During Japan’s long period of national isolation from 1639 to 1853, Dejima in Nagasaki was the sole port of trade connecting Japan to the rest of the world. JAGntd was also born in Nagasaki as an organization connecting the Japanese NTD community to the global NTD community.
Scene of Dejima in Nagasaki by Keiga Kawahara, housed in the Nagasaki University Library Economics Library
The different colors and sizes of the dots symbolize the many different individuals and organizations that make up the NTD community. Each member is working to realize the goal of a world that leaves no one behind.