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Koromo of summer

Apr 29, 2016 | NEWS 

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Spring / Summer all items are now available at the Center for COSMIC WONDER and Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store.

 

In a beautiful season, we sincerely look forward to your visiting.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open 11am – 7pm | Closed on Wednesdays

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Flower of Life
Kurumekasuri

Mar 30, 2016 | EVENT 

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Collection of Kurume-kasuri made of hand-loomed organic cotton Kurume-kasuri textile with symbolic Flower of Life motif are released on Sunday, April 3 2016.

An exclusive edition shoes created in partnership with TOMS are also released.

 

For the celebration of the release, Center for COSMIC WONDER and TOMS organize a launch party on April 3, Sunday afternoon from 12:00 to 13:00.

Sakura seasonal raw sweets by Takuya Sasa from Tabi-shokudo, Shimanto Kochi, will be served. Please come and join us.

 

Date:

Sunday , April 3 from 12:00 to 13:00

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER 5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Open 11am – 7pm | Closed on Wednesdays

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COSMIC WONDER
Hakkaku-shinka
Kantoi

Mar 24, 2016 | EVENT 

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COSMIC WONDER “Hakkaku-shinka Kantoi” collection event will go on a tour to the following region.
 
[ Schedule ]
STARDUST, Kyoto 3/25 – 28
ISETAN SHINJUKU MEN’S 2F, Shinjuku 4/6 − 12
EIGHTY-EIGHT, Ayakawa 4/15 − 24
KAGURE, Marunouchi 4/29 − 5/8
ANTENNE DEUX, Takasaki 5/3 − 4
POST IN TIME, Maebashi 5/5 − 6
PENNY RAIN, Kiryu 5/7 − 8
OROBORO STORE, New York 5/13 − 29
OUTBOUND, Kichijoji 5/13 − 16
OU, Nagoya 5/19 − 23
DOORS, Minamisemba 5/20 − 29
DOORS, Toyosu 5/20 − 29
MM BOOKS MINO, Mino 5/28 − 6/5

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Japanese handcrafted baskets

Mar 04, 2016 | EVENT 

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 Japanese handicrafts made with natural raw materials are an embodiment of appreciation, awe and respect for nature. They reflect the traditional Japanese satoyama lifestyle that people and nature coexist sustainably. (In a satoyama, people typically forms a community (=sato) with farmlands, on the border of a forest (=yama). A forest is a resource for their living, being managed sustainably by sato residents.)

In such satoyama living, the art of livingware handcrafting has been passed along from generation to generation, producing practical and useful objects. They provide insights into a lifestyle in harmony with nature.
 
For this exhibition, we sourced handcrafted baskets by visiting local craftspeople in various places from Tohoku region to Kyushu Island. Each of their work is unique and representative of the regions where they are crafted. Their rustic beauty attracts us.
 
To commemorate the opening of the exhibition, Mr Shinichi Nakagawahara (the winner of the New Works Competition organised by The Japan Folk Crafts Museum in 2015) will give a demonstration of traditional Akebi vine basketwork on 19th and 20th March.

 

CATALOGUE

 

Exhibition period:

Saturday, March 19 − Sunday, April 3, 2016

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open 11am – 7pm | Closed on Wednesdays

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New collection
COSMIC WONDER
Hakkaku-shinka
Kantoi

Feb 10, 2016 | NEWS 

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COSMIC WONDER “Hakkaku-shinka Kantoi” collection are now available at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

LOOKBOOK

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER
5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open 11am – 7pm | Closed on Wednesdays

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COSMIC WONDER
Hakkaku-shinka
Kantoi

Jan 10, 2016 | COSMIC WONDER 

COSMIC WONDER 八角心花 貫頭衣から

 

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Baskets living across time

Mar 29, 2016 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  Japan was originally attached to the eastern coast of the Eurasian continent. The Japanese islands were formed approximately twenty thousands years ago, after several large crustal movements occurring over hundreds of millions of years. As the temperature of the earth gradually warmed from the end of the last glacial age, the Jōmon period started, and continued for more than several thousands years (and in some cases cited as long as fourteen thousands years), developing its own culture, until the arrival of the culturally different Yayoi period dated 300 BC to 300 AD. The Jōmon people …[Read more]

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