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Inner Nature

Nov 22, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present rinn to hitsuji’s “Inner Nature” exhibition.

rinn to hitsuji’s Rie Suzuki creates graceful rays of light that spring forth from the wicks of her beautiful candles.

Created by hand and with heart, the candles are made with beeswax and natural waxes extracted from soybeans and then blended with natural essential oils for fragrance. Humans are nature itself and the soul is the universe itself. We asked the participants to create candles that illuminate the soul so that we can gaze at this beautiful light that is also within.

 

On the first day of the exhibition, we will have pain d’epices by Daisuke Nakayama of Makibino who grinds wheat grains on a millstone, kneads the dough by hand, and bakes the bread in a wood-fired oven.

This traditional French pastry with preservative properties was spread by the Crusaders during their expeditions in ancient times. He used to carry pain d’epices in his bag from France during his pilgrimage to Spain. He started baking pain d’epices because of the many happy experiences he had communicating with people from all over the world who were going on pilgrimages even though they did not understand each other’s languages.

 

Please come and light a candle and enjoy some thinly sliced pain d’epices as we celebrate the arrival of the winter season.

We sincerely look forward to your visit.

 

Dates: 

Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 25, 2022

Makibino’s pain d’epices will be on sale on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

 

Venue :

Center for COSMIC WONDER

5-18-10 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open noon – 6pm

 

*Winter holidays: Monday, December 26 – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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COSMIC WONDER
Light Dream
Flower of Life Sashiko

Nov 11, 2022 | NEWS 

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Flower of Life pattern express the light the infinite universe, Sashiko weaving is a cross weaving of hemp and organic cotton.

This collection includes haori coat with three-dimensional sleeves and tattuke(Japanese workwear), shirt with gathered necklines, shirt wrapped dress, night dress and tsunobukuro from old japanese harvest bag shapes. Colors are washed-out Natural, Sumi-ink dyeing, Earth soil is produced by mud dyeing in Amami Oshima. 

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Kaoru Yokoo
The Awakening Universe

Oct 25, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to announce “The Awakening Universe”,  a repair project by Kaoru Yokoo to Cosmic Wonder’s garment at Center for COSMIC WONDER and Online store.

 

Yokoo’s repairing will revive the garment from the 2022 collection “Light dream” as a unique and humorous garment. Our garments are dyed from natural materials and sometimes have color spots or rips in the fabric that make them unsalable. Yokoo uses these as motifs for embroidery, knitting, and other handiworks, and adds a new light to the garments. Please enjoy “The Awakening Universe” by Kaoru Yokoo, a unique creative and delicate techniques of repairing.

We look forward to your visit.

 

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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Wind for Mind
Plants for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Oct 03, 2022 | EVENT 

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The flowers and grasses sway in the light and wind

The trees sing with the sounds of insects and birds

The waves sparkle and the sky rejoices

When we open our hearts

Plants will give us all the strength we need

 

We are pleased to present the exhibition “Wind for Mind: Plants for the Mind, Body and Spirit” at the Center for COSMIC WONDER.

“Wind for Mind” by Chinatsu Doi, is the blessing of the plants that connect us with nature. Awaji Island, where they are based, has the climate of the Seto Inland Sea with little rain and long days, which is ideal for growing herbs. The “Wind for Mind” field is located in a small mountainous area, surrounded by terraced rice paddies that have not been plowed for more than 10 years. There are no houses above the fields. The fields are ringed by trees that are the first to receive water from the mountains, and the plants are carefully nurtured through natural farming, listening carefully to the voices of the native plants. The gifts are created by the exchange between the plants and the ‘wind in our hearts’. When we intuitively receive these gifts, they provide us with the infinite power we need. Autumn herb salts with rosemary and fennel flowers, seasonal jams, organic ginger chai syrup, white sage bundles, rose geranium distilled water, and more.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

 

Exhibition period:

October 14 – 15, 2022

*Artist will be present on October 14 and 15.

 

Venue:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open noon – 6pm

 

Fragrance Workshop by Wind for Mind 

Plants are distilled in a small copper distiller to extract their fragrance. Using calendula flower soaked oil as a base, essential oils will be blended to make roll-ons. Let your quiet mind feel the fragrance released from a single drop and the pure presence in the plants.

 

Friday, October 14

12:30pm – 2:00pm

 

Saturday, October 15

12:30pm – 2:00pm

 

Reservation required / Number of seats: 8

13,000 JPY

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Ryugu

Oct 03, 2022 | NEWS 

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Sunlight overflows, stars shine brightly

My heart sways in the moonlight

You, my love, are full of light

In a beautiful and irreplaceable space

I trace the creation of light days

 

We are pleased to introduce COSMIC WONDER’s artisanal home line “Ryugu” from Friday, October 14. Eri silk shawls made from Indian mountain cocoons to be enjoyed inside the house, Organic linen home accessories and nightwear, organic cotton pullovers and house caps, Room socks and hot water-bottle covers made of fine wool from Tasmania’s natural environment, Hand-spun and hand-woven khadi towels are also available. Colors are washed-out Natural, and naturally-bleached White, Light sumi dyed with precious soot from the ashes of burnt Sharinbai plants. Please take a look at “Ryugu” , which is made of comfortable materials that will envelop you in body and soul and help you spend your days beautifully.

We look forward to your visit.

 

Top: Hand-woven shawl by Eri silk

Bottom: Organic linen nightwear dyed with precious soot from the ashes of burnt Sharinbai plants

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Light dream
Kempi melton and Brushed wool garments

Sep 26, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present Kempi Melton and Brushed  wool garments at Center for COSMIC WONDER on Saturday, October 2.

 

A melton woven coat made of English wool mixed with Kempi, a wild wool quality, and folk pants for work wear. The thick melton fabric will conform to the body and take shape as it is worn. Folk down vest made of warm, brushed wool with an excellent feel against the skin. The golden ratio of 90% down and 10% feathers provides a high quality down filling that is both soft and warm enough to keep the wearer warm. Please take a look at these garments, which are the result of a dream and reality overlapping and transcending dimensions.

We are looking forward to your visit.

 

Top: Melton haori coat and folk pants for work

Bottom: Folk down vest like an old Korean haori

 

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Autumn Equinox Craft Festival

Sep 15, 2022 | EVENT 

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We are pleased to present the “Autumnal Equinox Craft Festival” exhibition at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

Naoto Ishii’s Yorishiro-ware and Sumiko Ishii’s Okusozakuri tenba (pegasus), hand-woven old fabrics from Korea, and Andong hemp cloth, which are based in Tamba, Kyoto and express things that transcend dimensions and emerge. From Light & Will, a collection of baskets with a primitive Japanese appearance and a dialogue with their makers: Mountain cherry basket, Snack maple square basket and Japanese wing nut hand bag. rinn to hitsuji delivers a ray of beautifully lit light, Hexagonal lantern for viewing the moon made of soy wax. The Ryugu saiki ware by Shigeo Tanaka, who incorporates the beautiful fluctuation of the universe of the source and spirituality into his vessels.

These works which enhance your daily dimension, will resonate with your soul and enrich your time with richness and warmth.

We look forward to your visit.

 

Photo above:Sumiko Ishii “Tenba”

Photo below:Naoto Ishii “Yorishiro-ware”

 

Exhibition period:

September 17 – October 2

 

Venue:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open noon – 6pm

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Light dream
Autumn/Winter garments

Sep 12, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present Autumn/Winter garments from “Light dream” at Center for COSMIC WONDER on Saturday, September 17.

 

Haori coat and nightdresses in sashiko weave, a cross weave of hemp and organic cotton with a Flower of Life pattern. Vintage-inspired cotton and wool flannel shirt jackets and 60’s-inspired dress.Cotton and wool gathered shirts with a gentle texture that has been rubbed and kneaded over time and day dresses that look like old Korean work clothes. Warm sweaters and cashmere knit dresses spun in Japan from cashmere from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Please take a look at the beauty of the materials and the timeless design of the garments.

We are looking forward to your visit.

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Light dream
Organic cotton garments and Leather accessories

Aug 03, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present Organic cotton garments and Leather accessories from Saturday, August 6.

 

The dresses of organic cotton in new colors of autumn, Earth soil color of mud dyed by the blessings of nature and handcrafts of Amami-Oshima, and Wild rose soil color of herb-dyed cotton by layering the sharinbai tree dyeing and cochineal dyeing. Natural tanned leather accessories are tanned with mimosa tree sap.The more you use it, the more beautiful its texture becomes, and the more durable it becomes. Light leather and mirror-like silver leather accessories add a touch of glamour to your outfit. Leather accessories include Folk shoes, Clutches, and Conductor’s bag, etc. 

Also, beautifully handcrafted Japanese baskets have arrived from Light & Will. A rare and precious Snack maple square basket and document boxes, Mountain cherry basket, and other baskets are lined up.

We look forward to your visit.

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Light dream with Ryugu

Jul 22, 2022 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

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When one of the infinite appeared

A dream rises to the sight of reality

Because you wake up and live the beauty

Leaving in a boat, swaying on the shining waters

Quietly smiling at you and me

Where we go beyond eternity

When I see you in the reflection of the dawn

The scent of nectar is in the air

I descend to the place I seek with a swaying motion

I sink my body into the shining earth

When the joyous circle is dancing

 

LOOKBOOK

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Light dream
Mud Dyed garments

Jul 04, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present mud-dyed garments from 2022 collection “Light dream” from Saturday, July 9.

 

Mud-dyeing is a traditional craft of Amami Oshima. Dyeing is done with dye made from boiled Sharinbai tree, which grows wild in Amami, and mud from the mud fields. The mud is iron-rich mud from the ancient stratum of 1.5 million years ago on Amami Oshima. After dyeing with sharinbai tree, the process is repeated: dyeing with mud in the mud field, rinsing in the river to remove the mud, dyeing with sharinbai tree, dyeing with mud in the mud field, rinsing in the river, and so on. Mud dyeing is a precious dyeing process that requires the blessings of nature, techniques cultivated over many years, and time.

We will introduce a variety of garments to enjoy the beginning of summer peacefully, including a haori robe made of beautiful silk cloth hand-woven in Bengal.

We look forward to your visit.

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Is it Fall ?
Elein Fleiss

Nov 11, 2022 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  Beige and brown trees — last Summer trees became brown, some died of thirst, green slowly disappeared from the landscape. Summer looked like Fall. Sometimes clouds appeared in the sky, it became darker and darker, we thought it would finally rain, and it did, a few drops, during five minutes. Water in the rivers was low or they were completely dry. But now it is Fall, walnut trees are bright yellow and one morning the fog came back, erasing the landscape. It was on September 27th, precisely, I was driving to a city nearby and that’s when I saw the return of fog. I live at the cros…[Read more]

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