Konoe Tadahiro (filmmaker)

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Konoe Tadahiro (filmmaker)
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Born (1970-07-18) July 18, 1970 (age 53)
Tokyo, Japan
EducationImaging Arts and Sciences
Alma materMusashino Art University
  • Creative director
  • Designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Branding advisor
Spouse(s)Konoe Keiko
Parent(s)Konoe Tadateru

Konoe Tadahiro (近衞忠大, 18 July 1970 – ) is a Japanese creative director, designer and branding advisor.[1]

He is the eldest son[2] of Konoe Tadateru, 31st generation of the Konoe Family, current President of the Japanese Red Cross Society and former President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Konoe Yasuko, formerly Princess Yasuko of Mikasa.


After graduating in Imaging Arts and Sciences from Musashino Art University in 1994, Konoe joined national TV broadcaster NHK where he directed and produced documentary material. In 1996, he left NHK, and after a period studying abroad, joined SUN Produce as TV program and event coordinator.

In 1997, he was appointed to his current role as reader for the Utakai Hajime New Year Poetry Recital of the Imperial Household Agency Board of Ceremonies. In 2004, he co-founded GT Partners, and in 2013, became director of Colours International. Since 2015, he has been Councilor at the Yōmei Bunko Foundation in Kyoto. In 2016, he became Director of the Kita Noh Roppeita XIV Memorial Foundation.[3]

In 2018, he co-founded design company curioswitch, where he is CEO and Creative Director.


The Konoe are one of Japan’s premier aristocratic families, with a lineage dating back to the 12th century.

  • Father: Konoe Tadateru
  • Mother: Konoe Yasuko
  • Uncle: Hosokawa Morihiro
  • Grandfather: Takahito, Prince Mikasa
  • Grandfather: Hosokawa Morisada
  • Great-grandfather: Konoe Fumimaro
  • Great-grandfather: Emperor Taishō

He shares his name with Konoe Tadahiro of Edo period.


Konoe-ke no Taiheiyō Sensō (The Konoe Family in the Pacific War), pub. Nihon Hōsō Shuppan Kyōkai, 2004, ISBN 414080839X


  1. Road to Pearl Harbor NHK「真珠湾への道」取材班と共著 『近衞家の太平洋戦争』(日本放送出版協会、2004年) ..."
  2. https://www.weblio.jp/wkpja/content/%E8%BF%91%E8%A1%9E%E5%BF%A0%E5%A4%A7_%E8%BF%91%E8%A1%9E%E5%BF%A0%E5%A4%A7%E3%81%AE%E6%A6%82%E8%A6%81 ..."
  3. http://kita-noh.com/foundation/ ..."

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