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Kaoru Yokoo
The Awakening Universe

May 25, 2020 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present repaired the clothes collection of Cosmic Wonder with Kaoru Yokoo “The Awakening Universe”.

From the Cosmic Wonder 2020 Spring / Summer collection “TENJIKU LIGHT”, Yokoo will present the world of repairs with beautiful and harmonious humor.

 

Cosmic Wonder’s clothing which has dyed natural materials occasionally some things that can not be sold due to color spots and fabric cracks. Kaoru Yokoo will perform art handwork such as embroidery and knitting to breathe new breath to them.

 

The first will be available from May 19 at Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store.

The secound will be available from June 6 at Center for COSMIC WONDER and Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store.

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

 

Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo.

Started from 2005, Active mainly on rectification by handwork such as embroidery or the crochet.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

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From Beautiful Khadi Village
COSMIC WONDER
TENJIKU DIALY

May 23, 2020 | EVENT 

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We are pleased to present exhibition “TENJIKU DIARY” at the Center for COSMIC WONDER. Yukinori Maeda traveled to Kolkata, India, the days in the village of Khadi became the Spring Summer collection “TENJIKU LIGHT”. It is a collection that imagines a beautiful living space. The essence of this collection, Khadi is hand-spun and hand-woven cotton fabric that was once woven in most rural area of India. In recent years, there is movement to connect this beautiful cloth to future generations as a special craft of India. Khadi is very comfortable to wear and airy for the hot summer. And Khadi is printed on traditional woodblock printing.

 

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Beautiful Khadi Village

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER will be available from June 20, Online Store from June 23. At the same time, this exhibition will be held  from June 20th at STARDUST in Kyoto. We will sell Khadi’s Bath towel, Hand towel and Eco friendly bag as a limited items.

 

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We will be pleased to present exhibition “Japanese handcrafted Baskets Part Ⅴ” too.

Beautiful clothes and crafts will become the brilliance of life, and create a space of light.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

+81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

 

STARDUST

41 Shimodakedono-cho, Shichiku Kita-ku, Kyoto

+81 (0)75 286 7296

Open 11am – 6pm

 

[ Stockist of Khadi items ]

JAPAN / Tokyo, Kanto

NANOHANA KURASHINODOUGUTEN (Odawara)

N ID (Shibuya)

LAMP HARAJUKU (Harajuku)

OUTBOUND (Kichijoji / Yoyogiuehara)

ST COMPANY (Kiryu / Takasaki)

URBAN RESEARCH DOORS (Shinmisato / Toyosu)

 

JAPAN / Chubu, Hokuriku

CABINET ATELIER (Nagoya)

FABER LABORATORIO (Matsumoto)

MM BOOKS MINO (Mino)

RAIFE (Niigata)

SOLA (Shizuoka)

 

JAPAN / Kinki

ANGERS (Kyoto)

ARCHIPELAGO (Sasayama)

HEMMING SHOP (Osaka)

STARDUST (Kyoto)

URBAN RESEARCH DOORS (Osaka)

 

JAPAN / Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu

CITE’ (Hiroshima)

HIMOROGI (Kitakyushu)

M-2 (Kochi)

UTUSIKI (Fukuoka)

88 (Marugame / Niihama)

 

ASIA

SUZUKI SHOP (Beijin)

WASHIDA (Taiwan)

 

NORTH AMERICA

OROBORO (New York)

MAMEG (Los Angeles)

 

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“Khadi is not a cloth. It is thought”

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
TENJIKU LIGHT
Leather collection

May 12, 2020 | NEWS 

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Have a lot of fresh green, feel the beautiful wind and light.

 

We are pleased to present new arrival of Leather collection from “TENJIKU LIGHT” at Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store.

Natural tanned leather and European ecology standard leather collection; folk shoes, Shoulder bag, Drawstring bag, Ribbon drawstring bag, Wallet, Bifold wallet, Circle coin case, Card case

 

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Japanese handcrafted Baskets
Part Ⅴ

May 01, 2020 | EVENT 

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“Saigou Winnow” Composed of Kinchiku, Mountain cherry tree, Japanese wisteria vine, Sinomenium actum vine etc., 1070×1100, Kagoshima Prefecture

 

Japanese handicrafts made with natural raw materials are an embodiment of appreciation, awe and respect for nature. They reflect the traditional Japanese satoyama lifestyle that people and nature coexist sustainably. (In a satoyama, people typically forms a community (=sato) with farmlands, on the border of a forest (=yama). A forest is a resource for their living, being managed sustainably by sato residents.) In such satoyama living, the art of livingware handcrafting has been passed along from generation to generation, producing practical and useful objects. They provide insights into a lifestyle in harmony with nature.

 

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Baskets living across time

 

For this exhibition, Naoyoshi Maeda (Cosmic Wonder, Light & Will) sourced handcrafted baskets by visiting local craftspeople in various places from Akita to Okinawa.

Each of their work is unique and representative of the regions where they are crafted. Their rustic beauty attracts us. To commemorate the opening of the exhibition, Mr Shinichi Nakagawahara will give a demonstration of traditional Akebi vine basketwork on 20th and 21st June. Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store also will be sold handcrafted baskets exhibited at the exhibition.

 

 

Exhibition period:

June 20 − July 2, 2020

 

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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“Bara” Composed of Kinchiku, Mountain cherry tree, Sinomenium actum vine etc., ⌀ 1000, Kagoshima Prefecture

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
TENJIKU LIGHT
Organic Cotton Collection

Mar 25, 2020 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present new arrival of the spring / summer collection “TENJIKU LIGHT”.

Center for COSMIC WONDER will be available from March 28, Online Store from March 31.

 

Excellent touched Organic cotton’s collection; Beautiful colored Farmoon robe dress, Monastery dress, Wrapped dress, etc.

Please enjoy the new arrival’s collection.

 

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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Takashi Ichikawa
“Chaguruma and Pottery” 
Enjoy water, fire, and plants from the foot of Mount Ibuki

Mar 16, 2020 | EVENT 

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Notice of Exhibitions Postponement

We will postpone Takashi Ichikawa’s exhibition.

Please allow us to contact you again later on our home page.

 

 

It was an encounter with a great tea tree up in the mountains of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan, China, that made me appreciate how tea represented the union of plants, fire (yang) and water. The world of tea, which had once seemed rather lofty to me, now felt open and free. The medicinal qualities of some teas are well known. But there are hundreds of types and hundreds of different tastes. I wanted to find a way to share with others my experiences, which is what led me to develop the Chaguruma. I wanted to look deeper into the subject of wild grasses and medicinal herbs so I visited Sawamura-san of yasousora. Sawamura-san’s home is in Fukuoka. She invited me into a kind of open-air room built on the rooftop, a perfect setting where tea and conversation could flow freely. The tea we drank was from the old tree tea in Xishuangbanna. From the rooftop we could gaze into the lovely garden below. When one considers tea as a plant, the shapes and qualities of the pottery and utensils used to serve it also become more distinct. This time, I would like to share with people some of the plants found at the foot of Mount Ibuki, in Shiga prefecture.

 

Takashi Ichikawa

 

 

We are pleased to present Takashi Ichikawa’s exhibition, “Chaguruma and Pottery”, at the Center for COSMIC WONDER. For this exhibition, he will share his unique perspective on tea, on wild grasses and medicinal herbs, and how they can bring our lives into harmony with nature. In addition to tea-making and serving tools, he will also present newly-fabricated distillers and lamps.

 

 

Exhibition period:

April 18 – April 26 , 2020

*The artist will be present on April 18 and 19.

 

Location:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

 

Opening Event: 

1. Workshop “sora’s wild grass tea”

Demonstration of how to make “wild grass tea”.

The role of wild grass, collecting and drying, roasting, combining, etc.

The experience of rebuilding the body with wild grass. We will learn about the power of wild grass. 

You can enjoy sweets by yoin and wild grass tea with Ichikawa’s tea utensils.

Saturday, April 18 / 11am − 1pm

Sunday, April 19 / 11am − 1pm

Fee: 7,700 JPY (with wild grass tea and sweets)

Reservation required / Number of seats: 8 

 

2. Tea Ceremony “sora”

“Medicine” to enjoy on the grass written by Chinese characters.

Medicinal herbs from Mount Ibuki, Wild grass tea collected and blended in sora’s field.

You can enjoy sweets by yoin and wild grass tea with Ichikawa’s tea utensils.

Saturday, April 18 / 5:30pm − 6:30pm

Sunday, April 19 / 2:30am − 3:30pm

Sunday, April 19 / 5pm − 6pm

Fee: 5,500 JPY (with wild grass tea and sweets)

Reservation required / Number of seats: 8 

 

3. Flower arrangement party “Tsumugi”

A party to enjoy flower arrangement.

We will arrange plants collected from Mount Ibuki and tsumugi’s fields in Ichikawa’s various flower vases. 

Let’s reflect on the relationship between plants and pottery.

Saturday, April 18 / 2:30pm − 4:30pm

Fee: 8.800 JPY (with wild grass tea and sweets)

Reservation required / Number of seats: 5

 

 

yasousora / Gendou Sawamura  Hina Sawamura

Wild grasses connect us to ancient times, and to the universe itself.

Daily life is teaching about and learning from the wild grasses that surround us.

Based in Fukuoka Prefecture

We hope to educate others about the benefits of wildflowers and wild grasses. 

https://www.instagram.com/yasousora/

 

tsumugi / Hina Sawamura

Naturally grown grass, trees and flowers and seasonal plant work.

She has a shop in Gokusho-cho, Teramachi, Hakata Region, specializing in picked plants and flowers.

 

https://www.instagram.com/tsumugigarden/

 

Confectionery production / yoin

https://www.instagram.com/yoin88888/

 

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
TENJIKU LIGHT

Mar 07, 2020 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present new arrival of the spring / summer collection “TENJIKU LIGHT”.

Center for COSMIC WONDER will be available from March 14, Online Store from March 17.

 

Excellent touched Silk cotton’s collection, Wrapped dress, Ribbon shirt and Gathered skirt. Beautiful colored organic cotton collection, Haori robe, Haori shirt jacket, Wrapped dress and Wrapped pants etc.

We will gift a collection’s eco bag to purchaser. Please enjoy the new arrival’s collection. (In addition, numbers are also limited.)

 

Date:

Saturday, March 14 -

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Temporary Closed: March 9 − 13

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First arrival
COSMIC WONDER
TENJIKU LIGHT

Feb 08, 2020 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present first collection of the spring / summer collection “TENJIKU LIGHT”.

Center for COSMIC WONDER will be available from February 15, Online Store from February 17.

Collection samples are also available on the 15th and 16th, and reservations for the unstocked “TENJIKU LIGHT” .

 

A collection of beautiful Belgian linen,haoricoat and jacket with overlapping collars, and Knit collection of seamless silk linen, Please enjoy the first collection.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Temporary closed: February 11 – 14

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COSMIC WONDER
TENJIKU LIGHT

Jan 01, 2020 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

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In a tranquil place set into the mountains, vibrant plants cluster around a clear stream.

It slips down from its spring, glistening, and enters a large building where it seems to disappear.

The building is an organic curve that arches out of the ground from a mixture of soil and boulders.

In some places, the crystalline walls become silver and pink-violet.

The gentle forest light passes through them like a mist.

The roof is a patchwork of stone and soil and thatch, glinting with flashes of jade.

There are several people inside and in the garden.

They are talking and working and wearing beautiful clothes.

The space is decorated with old wooden carvings and excavated earthenware collected from here and there.

This place suggests a life that ends in a bloom of color.

 

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Art Direction: COSMIC WONDER

Photography: Ai Nakagawa

Hair and Makeup: Akiko Gamou

Model: Aiko Koike, Kanae Matsushita, Masaho Anotani, Yotaro Kachi

Cover Photograph: Yukinori Maeda

 

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rinn to hitsuji
Light of Life

Nov 29, 2019 | EVENT 

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The source of everything for me 

Like the source of light itself

If you light a candle, it may become like a wing,

Perhaps like a prayer, all may become light

I can’t say what is visible and what is not visible

I just know that all sources are light

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We are pleased to present “Light of Life”, the first exhibition of rinn to hitsuji at Center for COSMIC WONDER. rinn to hitsuji was founded in 2007. The candles are made with soy wax, palm wax, rapeseed wax and beeswax, all 100% natural. All essences used are natural oils and carefully worked by hand. The candles are formed by the heart, like a friend who gently snuggles beside you. Their light is the light of love. rinn to hitsuji creates a light that shines like the beautiful and unwavering heart of a candle.

 

 

Exhibition period:

December 12 – December 22 , 2019

 

The artist will be present on December 12.

 

Opening Live: 

Luca

Thursday, December 12 / 6:00pm

Fee: 3,000 JPY

Number of seats: 30 

*All the seats are booked.

 

LUCA

Born in Berkeley, California, Luca is a singer-songwriter who released her debut album “So, I began” in 2015. Her work includes vocal performances on Ryuichi Sakamoto’s 8th solo album “async”, as well as some recent collaborations with haruka nakamura. In September 2019, she released the album “Light Waves” in collaboration with the Kyoto-based singer-songwriter There is a fox. She currently lives in Tokyo, having lived before in California, Denmark and Paris.

www.lucadelphi.com

 

Location:

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
The Awakening Universe

Nov 20, 2019 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present repaired the clothes collection of Cosmic Wonder with Yokoo Kaoru “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.

 

“The Awakening Universe” collection will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from November 23.

*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

*Closed: November 20

 

Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo.

Started from 2005, Active mainly on rectification by handwork such as embroidery or the crochet.

 

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Beautiful Khadi village

May 23, 2020 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  It was a long drive of about 6 hours from the city of Kolkata, India to the the village of Khadi. Upon arriving we drank chai from earthenware bowls and ate rotis. The table was set with paper napkins in shocking pink. April in West Bengal can be quite hot but walking in the scorching sunlight was made less difficult thanks to the gracious welcome of the villagers. Most of the village houses were made of clay with wooden structures painted with soil and with thatched roofs. The Okudosan (furnace), which was made as if it grew out of the earth, was where the thread gets refined. I was de…[Read more]

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