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Masaru Kawai
Chairs

Jul 01, 2016 | NEWS 

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When looking at the chairs made in the Jomon period, I feel they are created by a natural act of human similar to the acts such as eating and sleeping.

I hope this workshop will be an opportunity to look at something that has been lost in the industrialization of modern life.

 

Masaru Kawai

 

 

Exhibition period:

July 23 – July 31, 2016

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

 

Workshop “Hinoki and igusa chair”

Each participant makes a chair using hinoki wood and igusa grass.

 

Date:

Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 11am – 6pm

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

 

Fee:

19,000 yen per person / per group (+1,000 yen per person as the insurance fee)

 

Number of seats:

4 groups per day (Reached the fixed number. )

*individuals or groups with a few members participates acceptable

 

Apply in e-mail. Send your name, telephone number to the following address.

 

press@cosmicwonder.com

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COSMIC WONDER
Ryukyu indigo

Jun 18, 2016 | EVENT 

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COSMIC WONDER’s Ryukyu indigo is a true collaboration of nature and handcraft.

The deep oceanic blue is born only through the care of hands and the passage of time.

Each piece has its own expression.

 

Period:

Friday, June 24 – Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

Natural indigo is an ancient dye and one of the oldest dyeing methods in the world. Ryukyu indigo is a natural indigo dye from Okinawa island in Japan. It is made from the aqueous precipitate of the leaves of mercury, an acanthaceous herbaceous perennial harvested in summer and winter.The dye liquid is produced through fermentation process. This traditional process has a long history in the northern part of Okinawa. However, many of the farms that made Ryukyu indigo dye have disappeared. Seisho Inoha, a native of Okinawa, is now the sole authorized preserver of this technique in the country.

 

The deep oceanic blue is brought out by the application of twenty to thirty layers of due by a skilled dyer. We hope that you’ll enjoy the color that lives and grows with you.

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Tomoya Arai
Kurimono

May 30, 2016 | EVENT 

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“I live a plain and simple life living a self-reliant lifestyle.

With contemplation and creation in nature,

I make arts by living in that environment.

Treasuring the moments with people I love,

I find all existence with delight. That is what I seek for my life.”

 

Exhibition period:

Saturday, June 11 − Sunday, June 19, 2016
The artist will be attending on June 11 and 12.

 

Place:

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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Tomoya Arai

Born in Osaka in 1983. He left for Tokyo pursuing an artist career at the age of 19 and started working with wood.

Today he is based in Shimanto, Kochi, where he energetically produces works.

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Takayuki Watanabe
Yakimono

May 08, 2016 | EVENT 

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Trees grow on earth.

 

Water flows in a river.

 

I bring the elements into a shape.

 

Trees become fire to burn earth.

 

Earth melt into white light.

 

After firing,  yakimono remains.

 

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Takayuki Watanabe lives in a village by the sea in Minami-izu.

The place is surrounded by a woods and the secluded space resonates the sounds of earth.

 

Exhibition period:

Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 29, 2016

The artist will be attending on May 21 and 22.

 

Place:

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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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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

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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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

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Trees and People

Jul 01, 2016 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  In Japan’s mountains there had once been people known as Soma. Soma are those who make a living by entering the mountains and cutting down trees, and further transporting the timber.   Unlike our current day that has seen the progression of mechanization, such work that dealt with confronting the harshness of nature and engaging with enormous trees purely by means of human strength, wisdom, and horsepower had once been extremely dangerous. These however, are things that are now difficult for us even to imagine.   For such work of the Soma, there is an essential tool called a ‘…[Read more]

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