Light Years
Winter preparations

Oct 07, 2016 | NEWS 



COSMIC WONDER “Light Years” winter items are now available at the Center for COSMIC WONDER.


Herbal dyed pure sheep’s melton coat and dress, pure sheep’s thick melton woolen haori-coat, mountain wool knit garment, Tasmanian premium wool knit garment, naturally tanned leather folk shoes.


With season’s fresh cup of tea, we look forward to your visiting.

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Light Years

Oct 07, 2016 | EVENT 



COSMIC WONDER “Light Years” collection event will go on a tour to the following region.


[ Schedule ]

KAGURE, Marunouchi 10/7 − 16

STARDUST, Kyoto 10/15 – 18 *10/15: Public talk

SHINJUKU ISETAN MEN’S 2F Stage 10/19 − 25

ARCHIPELAGO, Sasayama 10/21 − 31 *10/22: Yukinori Maeda will be in attendance

POST IN TIME, Maebashi 11/3 − 4

PENNY RAIN, Kiryu 11/5 − 6

OU, Nagoya 11/17 − 23

MM BOOKS MINO 11/19 − 27 *11/19: Public talk

EIGHTY-EIGHT, Ayagawa 11/23 − 27

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Sep 30, 2016 | EVENT 



impression traveled across the continent to Japan
the eastern culture flowered and walked a new path in the island
a beautiful sunrise in the land of Tamba

TAMPA a visionary shop

Light and Will

Tamba cup, Tamba kodaibachi, tatara plate, Karamushi sumi-ink dyed zabuton, hinoki and igusa chair,
Organic cotton work wears, organic linen night dress, hand-spun cotton Tenugui, Washi Zabuton, Kudzu-fu wild-crafting bag,
Japanese wingnut tree basket, shinodake and mountain cherry tree basket, hachiku bamboo basket, nemagaridake bamboo basket, rock crystal.

Exhibition period:
Sunday, October 9 − Sunday, November 13, 2016
11am − 7pm
*please make an appointment before visiting the gallery after 17 October

Opening reception:
Sunday, October 9, from 5pm
Furu-cha, Japanese sweet, koshu (aged sake) will be served


Moriyama bldg. 2F, Heiwa, Minami-ku, Fukuoka 815-0071
T. +81-92-521-0083

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Naoto Ishii
Sumiko Ishii

Sep 06, 2016 | EVENT 



a place where the truth meets an illusion

a sublime scenery defined

in an unbroken line of time


Sumiko Ishii



Naoto Ishii
Deepened his interest in soil while in university. Engaged in agriculture in the Chugoku Mountains, and participated in establishing kilns after graduation.
Trained at Iga and practiced at Kameoka, he established his noborigama kiln in Kyotamba, Kyoto.
He calls the starting place of his creation was digging Sueki and Haji potteries (ancient earthnwares) in his childhood.

Tamba cup, Yakishime hako, Kohiki ozara, Yohen bottles, Shizenyu-tsubo



Sumiko Ishii
After studying Classics, with an occasion of writing paper about the lives on Manyo-bito, she engaged in architectural and interior design.  
Living in kominka (Japanese style old house) in Kyotamba, Kyoto, she started her own handiwork creation in daily necessities of everyday life.

Karamushi apron, Sashiko bedclothes, Negoro coaster, Copper pot, Urushi plate



Exhibition period:

September 17 − October 2, 2016

Artists will be in attendance on September 17 and 18.


As a celebration for the opening of the exhibition, Sumiko Ishii will held “Yakuso-chaya (wild plants teahouse)” on Saturday September 17 from 3pm to 6pm.
Tea carefully prepared from Kyotamba grown organic ingredients, such as sudachi citrus, red perilla, black beans, holy basils, will be served with seasonal fruit-higashi.




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

*Temporary closed:  September 12 − 16



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Special exhibition
COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Punks Sha
Omizue: Iwamino-kamito-mizu

Aug 08, 2016 | EVENT 





August 24 − September 19, 2016
Opening Hours 10:00 − 18:30 (Entrance into exhibition rooms is until 18:00)
Closed on Tuesdays

Iwami Art Museum Exhibition room C, Shimane Arts Center “Grandtoit”



The connection between universe and man has mirrored one another since their primary origins.
Gently scooping out the impressions that spring forth from Iwami and the San’indo extending beside it, lying close to their original stature, reflecting them between the boulders of the ocean as if unraveling legends of ancient times.

Building a small Omizuedo (setting for the Omizue ceremony) within a cove of Iwami’s Kohama coast, ceremoniously making ‘water’ in the sea of the tutelary deity.
A water bottle and water bowl made from Iwami’s soil, a Tamano-hako (box) crafted using the wood and obsidian of the Oki Islands, various tools of the Omizue formed from the nature bestowed from the mountain, ocean, and river.
Kamikoromo are worn, made from washi paper crafted by the traditional skills of a papermaker from the Sekishu region.
Adhering to the land of Iwami that resonates with the echoes of voices from long past, that which exists within the universe is connected as a whole, with an eternal ‘now’ at its core.
COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Punks Sha’s “Omizue” –a view of the universe that gazes upon the primitive and the ancient, the path followed by Kami as nature’s incarnation, and that of man.
* “Omizue” –A ceremony for drinking spring water

COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Punks Sha

This special exhibition is held in correspondence to a workshop that contemplates themes of the ‘use of local resources’ and ‘the relationship between regions and fashion’ through appropriating Sekishu-Washi, a type of Japanese handcrafted paper that has been traditionally inherited within the Western Shimane Prefecture. “Kogei Punks Sha” is an artistic unit comprising of contemporary artist and founder of COSMIC WONDER, Yukinori Maeda, and Kogei (loosely translates to “artisan crafts”) designer, Sumiko Ishii. On this occasion, Kogei Punks Sha will present works created and inspired by the natural features and materials of Iwami and Shimane, in addition to introducing aspects of their “Omizue” performance that engages with such elements, in the form of an installation. COSMIC WONDER’s new garments created with Sekishu-Washi will simultaneously be on exhibit.



Photography: Yurie Nagashima

Title logo: Naoto Ishii

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Aug 04, 2016 | COSMIC WONDER 

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Trees and People

Jul 01, 2016 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 

  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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