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COSMIC WONDER
A dream vision of mountain village life
The new Available of Autumn Winter collection

Aug 09, 2018 | NEWS 

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Silk cotton twisted dress with scarf

 

COSMIC WONDER 2018 A/W “A dream vision of mountain village life” new collections will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from August 18, Online Store from 21 August.

 

LOOKBOOK

 

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: August 14 − August 17

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store

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COSMIC WONDER
A dream vision of mountain village life
Autumn Winter

Aug 02, 2018 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

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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

 

LOOKBOOK

 

Photography by Ai Nakagawa 
Hair and Makeup: Akiko Gamou
Model: Minami Ooba (Actress), Ayami Yamada (Hair and makeup Artist), Yotaro Kachi (Musician), Masaho Anotani (Artist)

Styling: COSMIC WONDER
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A gathering of Stardust

Aug 01, 2018 | EVENT 

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New light

Lots of stars gathering

Playing the sound of light

Joy of the star pillars spectacle

 

We are pleased to present “A gathering of Stardust ” by Feminyan and Hoshi-no-bouzu.

 

The theme is “ Life as a blessing from the universe, each living in harmony with nature, living as a star, spinning the story”

Until that day, the energy and vision received by bringing the date closer can be further enhanced,

Will you let us hear the sound of the story born from there?

On this day, We will perform a primitive performance by art sound unit “Jue and Anoa”.

 

 

Hoshi-no-bouzu

Hoshi-no-bouzu write stories from the star’s voices, while farming in Saku, Nagano Prefecture.

 

Feminyan

Feminyan uses western astrology, oriental four pillars of destiny and feng shui to understand the resonance

with stars and nature, read through each person’s life drawing.

 

Jue and Anoa

Art sound unit of MAMIUMU (sound artist) and Yukinori Maeda (Contemporary artist and Founder of Cosmic Wonder).

 

 

Date:

Saturday, August 25, 2018

10am − 12pm

 

Number of seats:

40 / Reached the fixed number

3,500 JPY (with wildflower tea)

*Please bring rugs and cushions.

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

Temporary closed 1 − 7 August, 14 − 17 August

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here and there vol.13
HYACINTH REVOLUTION

Jul 11, 2018 | NEWS 

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The new issue “here and there”of personal journal will be announced “here and there vol.13 HYACINTH REVOLUTION” by editor Nakako Hayashi.

The cover of new issue is photographed by artist Elena Tutatchikova. A installation for cover from artist Masaho Anotani and Contemporary artist・Founder of Cosmic Wonder Yukinori Maeda.

 

In commemoration of the release, we will present poster installation by Kazunari Hattori, who is an art direction from the first issue.

We will hand a special poster towards the purchase with the new issue.

The poster installation until Sunday, July 29.

 

Planning and editing: Nakako Hayashi

Art direction: Kazunari Hattori

Translation: Kenichi Eguchi

Type: 210mm × 297mm

Page: 80P

Price: 1800yen + tax

Publisher: Nieves / Benjamin Sommerhalder

 

Date:

July 13 − July 29, 2018

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

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Kaoru Yokoo
A Organic Universe 2018 Spring Summer

Jun 09, 2018 | NEWS 

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Kaoru Yokoo repaired the clothes of Cosmic Wonder’s “A Organic Universe 2018 Spring Summer” arrived, We will start selling on Saturday, June 16.

 

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.

 

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

*We will sell for 6 styles only from June 16 on our online store.

 

 

Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo.

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

 

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Japanese handcrafted baskets
Part III

May 08, 2018 | EVENT 

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Japanese handicrafts made with natural raw materials embody our appreciation, awe and respect for nature. 

They also reflect the traditional Japanese satoyama lifestyle in which people live in harmony with nature. (A satoyama is a farming community (sato) on the border of a forest (yama). 

The forest is sustainably managed by sato residents as a living resource.)

In satoyama living, the art of handcrafting passes along from generation to generation, producing practical and useful objects that provide insights into a life lived close to nature. 

  

For this exhibition, we sourced handcrafted baskets by visiting craftspeople throughout Japan, from the Akita region in the north to Okinawa in the south. 

The rustic beauty of each work is unique and representative of the region where it is crafted.

 

 

Akebi vine circular basket, flat-bottomed basket and basket, Akita Prefecture

Itaya kaede (maple) basket, Akita Prefecture

Wild grapevine basket and document tray, Akita Prefecture

Japanese wingnut tree large basket, document tray and accessories tray, Akita Prefecture

Shinodake and moutain cherry tree basket, Miyagi Prefecture

Japanese bird cherry palm winnow, Niigata Prefecture

Keyaki basket, bathroom basket, Niigata Prefecture

Wild grapevine whetstone basket, Niigata Prefecture

Walnut tree basket, Niigata Prefecture

Akebi vine waisted basket,  Niigata Prefecture

Madake fugo, Biwa basket, herb-gathering basket, large basket and bathroom basket, Chiba Prefecture

Medake palm, Chiba Prefecture

Nemagaridake apple basket and vegetable basket, Nagano Prefecture

Hanon bamboo clothes basket and shopping basket, Nagasaki Prefecture

Madake drawing rice basket, Kumamoto Prefecture

Kinchiku and mountain cherry tree winnow, Kagoshima Prefecture

Hedge bamboosa basket, Okinawa Prefecture

Toutsurumodoki harvest basket, Okinawa Prefecture

Shell ginger rope shoulder basket, Okinawa Prefecture

Lamie rope basket, Okinawa Prefecture

etc.

 

 

Exhibition period:

May 19 − June 3, 2018

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

 

Special event:

To commemorate the opening of the exhibition, Mr. Shinichi Nakagawara will give a demonstration of traditional Akebi vine basketwork on the 19th and 20th of May.

 

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Shigeo Tanaka
Hisui Kashihate

Apr 07, 2018 | EVENT 

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Hakuji Kashihate wrapped in the dew of Hisui.

As a daily ritual that faces our own divinity

 

Following “The ceramics” of the last year, we are pleased to present Shigeo Tanaka’s “Hisui Kashihate” exhibition at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

He live an old house of 280 years old in Asuka village, Nara Prefecture, maiking from a Hole type kiln “Rikei gama” and “Touen-shiki Takigama.

 

We will present “Kashihate” wishes of Shigeo Tanaka’s action on divinity and spirituality.

 

 

Exhibition period:

April 28 – May 6 ,2018

*The artist will be attending on April 28 and 29

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: April 27

 

 

Opening Event

Saryo Biwa”Ryugu Kashihate” of Nao Uekusa opens at Center for COSMIC WONDER only for day.

 

Date:

Saturday, April 28 / 11:30am, 1:30pm / 3,500 JPY

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

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

event@cosmicwonder.com

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Yama-Nokoromo and Umi-Hagoromo

Mar 06, 2018 | EVENT 

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The collection is composed of exploration of various Japan and ancient national costume,

combining the construction of modern clothes “Yama-Nokoromo and Umi-Hagoromo”.

 

The future and past give us their layers light.

 

 

We are pleased to present “Yama-Nokoromo and Umi-Hagoromo” exhibition.

Yama-Nokoromo Linen suits and Hemp Sashiko Koromo, Umi-Hagoromo Four lights koromo and Ryukyu koromo, Jade koromo from Gardenia blue herbal dyed etc.

 

Yama-Nokoromo and Umi-Hagoromo items are now available at the Center for COSMIC WONDER.

Specially-prepared items: Ramie bag, Tanba-fu Haori Jacket and small article

 

 

Opening reception:

Saturday, March 24 / 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: March 12 − 15

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For Spring Festival anniversary
A tea room “Biwa”

Feb 05, 2018 | EVENT 

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New Souls

Brilliant universal sounds

All lights and Souls are crossing to sit around the beautiful fire

- Center for COSMIC WONDER

 

A tea room “Biwa” of food lover Nao Uekusa opens at Center for COSMIC WONDER only for day on Spring Festival and New moon

 

 

Menu:

Sweets plate for Spring Festival anniversary

with Hot Drink

1,600JPY

 

Date:

Friday, February 16 / 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm

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

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

 

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

event@cosmicwonder.com

 

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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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