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Keiko Maeda in Kyoto
Photos by Anders Edström

Jun 16, 2015 | NEWS 

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 “The Solar Garden” was a Cosmic Wonder clothing project that ran from 2010 until 2014. The project was developed around the concept of harmonious coexistence with nature. These quiet portraits of a woman wearing Solar Garden clothing were taken in Kyoto, between 2011 and 2012, by Anders Edström.

As of 2014, Cosmic Wonder has taken another step in its evolution by exploring ways of circumventing existing manufacturing practices with alternative methods of production. Guided by the gentle light at the root of the universe, Cosmic Wonder extends its activities deeper into the roots of life.

This book includes an essay called “In Glass” by Japan-based critic and editor Cameron Allan McKean.

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Published by The Spring Press, NYC

 

First Edition 500 copies

 

56 pages

40 color plates

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

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New arrival ONLINE STORE

Jun 06, 2015 | NEWS 

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Circle – semitransparent organic cotton voile dress is now available on the online store. The red color comes from a lac herbal dye.

 

Latest Article “COSMIC WONDER Free Press”

http://www.cosmicwonder.com/freepress/1155/

 

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

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Itajime and Fukuro-shibori dyeing collection

Apr 18, 2015 | NEWS 

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New items released.

Itajime and Fukuo-shibori dyeing collection made from hand-loomed choma fabric.

 

Itajime is a traditional Japanese dyeing method of making pattern by pressing cloth between wooden boards.

 

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store

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Kamino-hikarino-awa
Water Ceremony

Apr 07, 2015 | EVENT 

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Date: 26th April, 2015

Performance Time: 11:00 / 14:00 / 16:00

Place: Gallery Hakuden
Number of seats: 24 (8 seats for each performance)
Admission fee: Free

Prior booking essential. Apply in e-mail. (application deadline 15th April, 2015)
dokkatouyu@ybb.ne.jp

 

Gallery Hakuden

http://www.dokkatouyu.com

 

When applying, please note preferred time (chose from 11:00 / 14:00 / 16:00) with your name and contact address, telephone number.
In case of too many applications, we will hold a draw for place allocation.

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Art director:

COSMIC WONDER

Yukinori Maeda

Sumiko Ishii

Sekishu: Kogei Punks Sha
Hanto: Makito Shindo, Miyako Yasuda
Kamisuki-shi (Washi artisan): Takaharu Maeda

Kamikoromo (Paper kimono): COSMIC WONDER
Earthenware: Naoto Ishii
Woodwork: Masaru Kawai

Photography: Yurie Nagashima

Cine-film recording: Nobuhiro Shimura

Production: Gallery Hakuden, COSMIC WONDER

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Gourd patterned traditional Kurume-kasuri collection

Apr 05, 2015 | NEWS 

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New items released.

Gourd patterned traditional Kurume-kasuri collection.

Hand-loomed Kurume-kasuri textile. The deep blue indigo is produced by layers of dye using a traditional indigo pot.
The pattern of Kurume-kasuri is formed through many processes such as tie-dyeing and careful composition of the warp and woof by skilled hands.

 

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

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A Wonderful Surprise

May 13, 2015 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  I’ve never liked industrial fashion nor synthetic fabrics. I always checked the labels telling what a piece of clothing is made of. However, during the last few years, I‘ve discovered another world entirely, fabrics manufactured without chemicals: organic cotton, ecologically produced wool; but also linen, hemp and alpaca. With these materials came my curiosity about the artisans who made them, people who spin, knit, weave, dye. I read some books on vegetable dyes and had an aesthetic jolt in discovering colors I hadn’t known until then. But I didn’t like the clothing produced by ecolog…[Read more]

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