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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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Kaoru Yokoo
A Organic Universe

Dec 04, 2017 | EVENT 

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Even if I repair it

There being the clothes which I want to wear happy

Even if I repair it

The person who made clothes letting you wear it is happy again

Quietly, I do the work that is honor to join the meantime together.

 

From “Rectification more” Kaoru Yokoo

 

 

Exhibition period:

December 16 – December 24, 2017

The artist will be attending on December 16.

We sell cookies of “Yokoo” during this exhibition.

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

 

 

Opening Event

A tea room “Biwa” of food lover Nao Uekusa opens at Center for COSMIC WONDER only for day.

 

Date:

Saturday, December 16 / 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm

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

 

 

New Project

“Kibou”

 

Kaoru Yokoo repair your CW’s clothes.

The first 5 people will be accepted. Reached the fixed number.

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

event@cosmicwonder.com

 

 

Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo

2005~ Set up atelier in Kichijoji

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

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Masaru Kawai
The scent of wood

Nov 07, 2017 | EVENT 

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The Japanese coniferous fragrance has been respected from ancient times by people.

However, in the latest research, the fragrance of the tree has begun to know that it was a communication tool that is words.

Light of the land which grew up, wind, water, soil and relationship with around of trees.

An animals, an insect and the relation with bacteria, it is sublimated to a fragrance.

What does the human being listen to the words with?

I think that it is an opportunity to listen carefully calmly.

Masaru Kawai

 

 

Trees take the communication by a scent each other.

Following “Chairs” of the last year, a new point of view and a new work by the technique.

 

We hold a tour to follow the trees of forest in Tokyo by the guide Yutaka Miura on November 25.

 

 

Exhibition period:

November 25 – December 3, 2017

The artist will be attending on November 25.

*Closed: November 11 − 12, November 24

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Open from 12pm on 25th.

 

Opening reception :

Saturday, November 25 / 4pm − 6pm

 

 

“Tour to follow the trees of forest in Tokyo” by the guide Yutaka Miura

Date: Saturday, November 25

9am − 12am / Number of seats: 15

1pm − 4pm / Number of seats: 15

Fee: 2,000yen

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

event@cosmicwonder.com

 

 

Masaru Kawai

1979 Born in Gifu Prefecture, farmer

2007~ Active as wood craft artist

2016 Start from “SOMA” product treating a Japanese conifer

Planning a workshop and fieldwork of connect forest and person.

http://kawai-masaru.com

 

Yutaka Miura

1977 Born in Kyoto

Graduated from the College of Art, Nihon University.

Active as a guide of the forests in Japan.

2016 “View of tree” was published from Mishima sha.

Update blog “forest forest” three times a week.

http://www.niwatomori.com

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