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Kaoru Yokoo
The Awakening Universe

Dec 10, 2018 | EVENT 

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Waist-gathered dress with lace like beard and like moss 

 

We are pleased to present Kaoru Yokoo repaired the clothes of Cosmic Wonder’s “The Awakening Universe” at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

Cosmic Wonder’s clothing which has dyed natural materials occasionally some things that can not be handed over due to color spots and fabric cracks.

Kaoru Yokoo will perform art handwork such as embroidery and knitting to breathe new breath to them.

Tea room “Yokoo and A.K Labo” will be opened for only opening day at the 3rd exhibition.

A.K Labo of Kichijoji makes special production using the ingredients of Cosmic Wonder’s production base Miyama, Kyoto.

 

Please enjoy Kaoru Yokoo’s repaired clothes collection “The Awakening Universe” of the beautiful technique and her creative worldview.

 

 

Exhibition period:

December 15 − December 24, 2018

*The artist will be attending on December 15

*It will end as soon as it is sold out.

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

 

Opening Event:

Tearoom “Yokoo and A.K Labo”

Saturday, December 15 / 11:30am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm

Number of seats: 4 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

2,500 JPY

 

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

event@cosmicwonder.com

 

 

Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo.

Active mainly on rectification by handwork such as embroidery or the crochet.

 

Patisserie A.K Labo

French confectionery store opened in Kichijoji in 2003.

French local sweet and traditional confectionery.

We will serve daily snacks.

There is also a cafe and gallery.

 

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Wrapped dress with hand-embroidered like rice cooked in the earthenware pot

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The Gift of Flower of Life

Dec 07, 2018 | NEWS 

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The Gift of Light and love given to express a person’s grateful feelings.

 

Natural tanned leather wallet, wallet with fastener and card case of bright color will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from December 8, Online Store from 12 December.

The Gift with a warm cashmere knit, Tasmanian and South American wool socks and Japanese crafted baskets.

 

A Sparkle Light existing only here now.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store

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Knit Collection

Nov 26, 2018 | NEWS 

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Cashmere knit v-necked accessary parts, Khadi fork dress

 

Knit Collection for warmth of winter days.

 

Cashmere knit v-necked sphere sweater, sphere dress, v-necked accessary parts and turtleneck accessary parts.

Iceland wool knit big collar cardigan and apron dress.

Tasmanian wool knit sweater, sphere dress, pants and blanket. 

 

A gift from loveable products that live in a natural environment, Wrapped in full warmth, Knit collection of all will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: December 5

 

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Fork down Coat Collection

Nov 22, 2018 | NEWS 

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Wool and linen folk down coat

 

Wool and linen folk down coat and Linen koromo of winter folk down vest.

 

Light weight and heat-retaining properties.

Outer fabric of Down coat is made of wool linen, Down vest is made of thick linen fabric.

Inner cotton is using Down 90% and Feather 10%. 

 

The daily clothes that we spend warmly in winter Satoyama.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 3

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store

 

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 Linen koromo of winter folk down vest 

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yasuhide ono
Utsushiki

Nov 07, 2018 | EVENT 

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I am making jewelry using minerals, old materials that passed the time.

That piece produced by Mother Earth is a condensation of thousands, tens of thousands of years time

I wear a part of the earth 

The origins of jewelry as a magical way rather than as an organizing purpose

It started as an amulet that protects us from foreign enemies

It was later used as a symbol of authority around the world

From there it became a decorative item until the present age

It was to measure differentiation from others to dress up

How was the meaning of things originally born

It was because the relationship between things was meaningful

It seems that its relationship has diminished in this modern era

I want to regain that relationship again 

I an making it with such feelings

 

Act of knitting

One braid knitting is time volume

Respect for possible minerals

I can put it in one braid

To shave stones

To make it look more beautiful

The strength seen in the roughness of the gemstone is also

The translucency which looks delicate as it seems to be broken

The existence which combines the properties of both polarities

Melt the gold and make the mold and put the stone

It will sometimes walk together the life 

It is not gorgeous 

It is like raising a cuddling feeling for that person’s daily life

I would like to keep making such things.

 

Having a place where people and objects are connected

I moved the residence to the countryside

Produce in a place surrounded by nature

To the gallery that remodeled the poultry house of 80 years and worked as a studio is a place where old things and new things mix

Modern values of discarding to destroy when it gets old

You can still use it if you add a little

There is the history of the former owner and there is beauty that added time

I’m deeply aware of Japan while traveling the world

Distinctive values such as rustling and lonely

 

Postwar Japan seeks economic development

It continued to pursue its culture and values as aiming for the United States and Europe

But as a result it is losing aesthetic sense of your country

Western religious views seeking one god

Difference in religious view of Japan that finds God everywhere in the nature of 8 million gods

Oriental and Western culture, values, view of religion, aesthetic sense etc.

We recognize the difference between them and hybridize in various ways

Old items of foreign countries in a country are arranged side by side

Made using materials such as earth, wood, iron, paper, cloth, glass, plants

A place to express works created throughout the life of the producer

As a place to connect people and people,

People and things, things and things

I will continue to learn interesting and learn from now

I seriously dream about a bright peaceful future

And I want to have a love and a passion

 

love & happy & peace & freedom

yasuhide ono

 

 

We are pleased to present “Utsushiki” by Yasuhide Ono at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

Yasuhide Ono creates unique and beautiful jewelry combining various techniques using crystal and minerals.

The delicate ones, mainly minerals will connect the earth, the universe, and the sprit world here, contain what is to be worn by the ancient wisdom and what is intended to build the future and an obvious intention.

In addition, Ono made a space called “Utsushiki” in the village located between Fukuoka city and kita-kyusu.

It was dotted with works produced by Ono, old tools brought back from Japan and India, warm clothes of hands, proposing delicious food, Ono’s workshop, and the lives of his own family it depends on space, A space of “Utsushiki” appears together with Yasuhide Ono at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

 

Exhibition period:

November 16 − November 25, 2018

*The artist will be attending on November 16, 17

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: November 15

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 16 / 5pm − 6pm

The performance of old instruments by Mirai Matsumoto and Maika of baobab in Oita prefecture.

 

 

Saori Tashiro “Utsusiki” Tea ceremony:

Friday, November 16 / 11:30am, 2pm

Saturday, November 17 / 11:30am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm

Number of seats: 4 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

3,000 JPY

 

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

event@cosmicwonder.com

 

 

Yasuhide Ono

Born in 1985

Started the career of accessory making in the world wandering

Warmth of handmade without the same thing as one  in the world, to convey the charm and history of natural stone, he make it with goal to be involved in everyday life of as many people as possible

From hand to hand, to that person’s special things

 

Saori Tashiro

Born in Shizuoka 1984

Emigrated to Miyawaka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture in 2014

atelier gallary”Utushiki” is start working on a personal activity at the same time 

She is interested in spices and herbs

Ayurveda leaning at a hospital in SriLanka

Currently, Tea ceremonies with herbs held in various places

 

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maika / Fiddle, Fidel, Vocal
Mirai Matsumoto / Guitar, Citol, Runessanse Guitar, Vocal

Expression of Old instrument, Modern instruments, Irish, Ancient music, Folk with free arrangement and style.
We are transmitting the air and the season moving through our days, the scenery and feeling we have found in the countryside life as.
The album made by independent production records a long seller in an indie scene.
Every summer, in the forest of Katerina, we organize the whole forest itself, sponsoring the music festival “Sing Bird Concert” which forcuses on the integration of the natural environment with people, music, art and living.
It collects a lot of sympathizers and it is the core of expressive communication from the area.
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Tasmanian wool knit Nobaori Coat

Oct 19, 2018 | NEWS 

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Tasmanian wool knit Nobaori Coat

 

Coat is reversible by a sewing machine and hand sewing.

This Tasmanian wool is a premium wool grown in an organic environment surrounded by primeval forests.

It has excellent ventilation and heat-retaining properties. 

 

For the clothes of Winter’s elegant.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 26

 

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Takashi Ichikawa
“Chaguruma and form afterword and Tools of Tea”

Oct 09, 2018 | EVENT 

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Taking a cup of tea again, it seems to be an event of “Earth, Water, Leaves, Sun and Fire”, feeling fresh appeal to tea, I started to make teaware and tea pleasant tools and “Chaguma and subsequent forms and tools of tea”.

When I noticed, it seemed to me that there were a lot of clothing, food and dwelling “Earth, Water, Leaves, Sun and Fire”.

Among them, the role of fire and water is large, it is too wide to clean up with the word of natural material, it is natural, it feels difficult to see.

Therefore, I would like you to enjoy “Fire, Water and Plants”with tea and sweets during the exhibition.

 

Takashi Ichikawa

 

 

Following “Chaguruma”* of the last year, we are pleased to present Takashi Ichikawa “Chaguruma and form afterword and Tools of Tea” exhibition at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

Ichikawa has completed making tea utensils “Chaguruma No.1” for taking out to fields and forests, and continues to produce tea-packed tools that are adapted to the various tea places now. 

The background was the appearance of “Cha-rry” shaped like a trunk and “Cha-unter” which can play tea on river moistened the senses and heart of guests.

Mr. Ichikawa speaks of tea while feeling “Earth and Water, Leaves, Yang and Fire”.It may be in the pleasures of spreading consciousness heading there, discovering the connection to the universe in the space of tea and tea.

 

In addition, Ichikawa is doing the project of “Cha-yu-ki” to communicate the charm of tea with friends who love tea with the trip.

Ichikawa hold tea ceremonies in Sendai, Czech Republic, Guizhou, Jingdezhen, Sichuan, Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Xian, Wuyishan.

The record of a tea ceremony that is beautifully shaking in a magnificent journey thorough the connection of tea is published  “Cha-yu-ki” in this year.

 

We will exhibit and sell the new tea tools in this exhibition.

On the first day of the exhibition, We will hold a tea ceremony “Fire and Water with Plants” by Ichikawa, Cooking artist of Nao Uekusa and Sound artist of MAMIUMU.

 

*Chaguruma: Mobile storing table for exclusive use of the tea

 

 

Exhibition period:

October 27 – November 4, 2018

*The artist will be attending on October 27 and 28

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 15, October 26

 

 

A tea ceremony “Fire and Water with Plants” 

Date:

Saturday, October 27 / 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm

Number of seats: 6 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

4,500 JPY

 

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

event@cosmicwonder.com

 

 

Nao Uekusa

Vegetable and Dry matter and Condiment. She mainly cook vegetable dish after feeling the season.

Food packed, Catering, and Cooking class. Live in Tokyo. Activity name is“Biwa”

 

MAMIUMU

A voice by its own utterance method. Performances using instruments and tools such as glass harp, Liar, Flute, Drum, Tree, Stone, Metallic ringing etc.

It appear the time and space of the sound, to become one and create.

 

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Elein Fleiss 
“Disappearing”

Oct 03, 2018 | EVENT 

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It refers to the loss of an old friend very recently, someone that was very important for me, for my relationship to life in general and to poetry and literature. He used to publish magazines that were different from everything else, his fields were more life & politics. He had a big influence on many people in France. He died at 77 years old. His name was Michel Butel.

 

The title also refers to the world itself, that is disappearing. I am writing these lines in the Black Forest (in Germany), surrounded by green mountains, an astonishing landscape, but 30 km from here there is Fessenheim, a giant power plant, very old, that should have been closed long ago, according to many people this zone can become like Tchernobyl anytime now. 

 

I also live 80 km from a power plant. Last year it had some leaks. Even though I try to live in harmony with the world I always think of the past and our future that I can only see very dark.

In a way I disappeared myself from a certain world, from my previous life and from Paris.

 

Elein Fleiss

 

 

We are pleased to present “Disappearing”, by Elein Fleiss, a selection of her photographs alongside images and text from her archives.

 

A free-moving memory is constructed from a web of journals, accounts, and encounters. She recalls the words of her old friend Michel Butel:

“I considered the press/journalism, and I still do – I conceive that it is strange, and with years passing by even more strange, considering what the press became – at the same level of an artwork. I thought and still think that a magazine can be as beautiful as an artwork and be as important, for those who make it as well as those who read it, as art pieces or films…” *

 

Elein co-founded the magazine Purple, which she edited from the 1990s through the early 2000s, followed by The Purple Journal from 2003 to 2007. Currently living in a country town in the southwest of France, she continues her engagement with writing and photography.

 

For this exhibition, we are also pleased to announce “Autre Temps”, a collaboration between Elein Fleiss and COSMIC WONDER.

In recent years, Elein has turned her attention to collecting old clothes so an idea was born to have COSMIC WONDER’s Yukinori Maeda and Miyakono Yasuda reconfigure some of the pieces she found.

 

Sumi is made from the soot from burnt pine 

The life of the tree passes into the ink

In Korea, the monk’s robe is dyed with Sumi

An attempt to bind the tree and the clothes with ink

 

Yukinori Maeda

 

*A conference at Salon de la Revue (periodical fair), 2007 

 

 

Elein Fleiss

Elein Fleiss was born in April 1968 in Boulogne-Billancourt. She now lives in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val after leaving Paris ten years ago. 

Since 1989 she has been organizing exhibitions, publishing magazines, directing some super-8 films, taking lots of photographs, writing texts…

Her photographs have been published in various magazines, in two books (One Star Press and Poetry of Sex), and have been exhibited in Japan as well as at the French Cultural Institutes of Turino and Milano, and, more recently, at the Happy Baby Gallery (Crissier, Switzerland) and at Etxe Nami (Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France).

 

 

Exhibition period:

October 16 - October 25, 2018

 

“Autre Temps” Performance:

Tuesday, October 16 / 4pm − 5pm

*The collection of “Autre Temps” will be on sale from 5pm on October 16.

*These are all limited items. 

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 15

 

 

Elein Fleiss “Disappearing”

Proposal: Nakako Hayashi (Editor of here and there)

Production: Elein Fleiss, COSMIC WONDER

Cooperation: Nobuhiro Shimura (Contemporary Artist), Stephen Sprott

Organized by COSMIC WONDER

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Khadi Collection

Oct 02, 2018 | NEWS 

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Red grapes herbal dyed pink Fork dress

 

Khadi collection of Autumn and Winter.

 

Hand-spun and hand-woven khadi cotton spread by Gandhi in India.

Sumi-dyed Sumikuro and Red grapes herbal dyed pink.

 

Folk shirt, Wrapped pants and Fork dress.

 

Khadi collection that incorporates mythical impressions and elements of folk costumes.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 3, 15

 

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Leather collection

Sep 21, 2018 | NEWS 

 

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Naturally tanned leather shoulder pouch

 

Leather collection will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from September 29, Online Store from October 2.

 

Folk dress shoes,  Third folk shoes, Shoulder pouch and bag, Tote bag, Document case bag, Wallet, Card case, Letter coin case etc.

 

Color is Black and Brown of  Natural tanned leather, light gray of new color.

A beautifully daily life, leather collection will be available.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 3

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store

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Naoto Ishii
“Kiln and moon”
New work imformation

Sep 10, 2018 | NEWS 

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Heavy rain at last year,

Water accumulated the top of the chimney and it was damaged so i remade it. 

As the shape of the chimney became smart,

The whole firing has changed considerably.

About 3 days of firing, 

A fire rising on the top of the chimney and the moon in the sky were in line.

And then the wind blew and it began to a light rain.

“Is it raining in blessings?”

The feelings of the people who participated in the operation of nature and firing,

It was a moment when it became one.

 

Naoto Ishii

 

 

We are pleased to present Naoto Ishii’s new work “Kiln and moon” at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

He reclaimed the wilderness of the mountain foot of  Kyotanba from 1992, and following year he build a his house and studio “Dokkatouyu”  “Kaigenken”.

He create unique peculiarities with beauty and intelligence that connects contemporary times from ancient times and reaches the present.

 

We will start selling the new work which was fired in 2018.

 

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Naoto Ishii

1954 Born in Kyoto

1980 Graduated from the Faculty of Integrated Arts, Hiroshima Univ.

1981-83 Agriculture living in Kosaka, Tokawachi cho, Yamagata, Hiroshima prefecture

1984-87 Training at “Doraku-toen” Iga, Mie prefecture

1992 Start cultivating the wildfield in Kyoutanba-cho

1993 Construction of the studio “Dokkatouyu” and “Kaigenken”

1994 Build a climbing kiln, Old private house relocation, Kiln firing on first time

 

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“A dream vision of mountain village life”

Sep 05, 2018 | EVENT 

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We will take a rest from the village work while the plum blossoms flower

The beauty and strength of the trees and plants as they mature towards harvest

Having finished our preparations, we decide to spend the winter in the house

Wrapped in white koromo – A visionary ancient mountain village life

 

Silk Kokei koromo, Haori for mountain hiking,

Linen koromo for winter and Sumi-dyed koromo, Feather koromo,

Kahdi hand-spun cotton is grape-dyed workwear

 

From mountain village life

Koromo emerge from Autumn to Winter

Release Cosmic Wonder

 

 

We are pleased to present “A dream vision of mountain village life” exhibition.

Tapestry of “A dream vision mountain village pattern” patchworked with old hemp and Sumi-dyed ramie, “A dream vision of mountain village life kamikoromo” which was produced for the cover installation of new issue “here and there vol.13 HYACINTH REVOLUTION” will be exhibited.

 

From New collection:

Khadi fork dress and pants, Silk cotton round sleeves pullover shirt, twisted scarf dress and Haori jacket, 

Cashmere knit v-necked sphere sweater and v-necked accessary parts.

Season color are green grapes herbal dyed ancient white, red grapes herbal dyed pink, Sumi-dyed gray, vivid pink, precious Ryukyu indigo grown on Okinawa island etc.

 

Exhibition period:

September 15 − October 14, 2018

 

Opening reception:

Saturday, September 15 / 4pm − 6pm

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: September 10 − 14

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Tame-san and Wisteria Weaving

Apr 07, 2018 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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Tattsuke for Toru Inomoto made with Wisteria woven by Tame Mitsuno   When I opened the front door feeling its damp moisture on my hand, I momentarily found myself dizzy and blinded by the darkness of the earthen floor in contrast to the brightness of the outside. “Who’s visiting on this snowy day?” “It’s Inomoto from the museum.” “Ah, it’s the young fellow from the museum again.” Lit by the light of the hearth, the curled up figure that had just spoken appeared from behind the shoji screen stained in soot.   Sat at the edge of the hearth with her legs stretched out, she hooks the fib…[Read more]

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