First Arrivals
North Village Light

Mar 03, 2023 | NEWS 



The first collection of “North Village Light” is Indian sacred geometric block print scarf and haori jacket, A beautiful old-fashioned silhouette belted coat in classic back satin, an asymmetrical geometric dress with a large collar, and a unique skirt looks like drawstring bag, Linen oxford paper bag patterned dress and shirt, Japanese work wear “tattsuke” pants, dress with large geometric sleeves, Old-fashioned classic shirts in high-count linen and Basic wrapped pants and day dresses. We will also hold the “Spring Equinox Crafts and Arts Festival” on the same day.


The first collection will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER on Saturday, March 11, and at the ONLINE STORE on Tuesday, March 14.

We look forward to seeing you.



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Spring Equinox Crafts and Arts Festival

Feb 24, 2023 | EVENT 



We are pleased to announce the “Spring Equinox Crafts and Arts Festival” exhibition at Center for COSMIC WONDER featuring new works by artists Naoto Ishii, Sumiko Ishii, Keisuke Sugimoto, and Mikuko Nakamura.

Naoto Ishii, based in Tamba, Kyoto, seeks to express through his pottery that which lies beyond time and space. His work includes earthenware pots and feather pots fired in a climbing kiln, as well as bowls made of German white clay. Sumiko Ishii, who incorporates unseen dimensions of handcraft into her work, creates shoulder bags made of old cotton cloth from left in an old Korean chest and spools and needle pins made of snow-bleached natural cloth. She also makes grass pillows with abstract impressions made with handmade Japanese paper from Yomogi(Japanese mugwort) and Kuromoji trees. Keisuke Sugimoto, a contemporary artist who makes paintings inspired by the structure and movement of time and space will exhibit “Surface of Time”. Mikuko Nakamura expresses the manifestation of prayer through her arrangements of wild and mountainous plants. She was taught by a women of Latvia, where she once visited, that the crowns for festivals were made of flowers, oak leaves, and other plants in the fields. She brings her experience in cord weaving to weaving grass, drawing inspiration from her family, friends, and loved ones. Nakamura searches for the right grasses, collects them, washes and arranges them, creating amulet-like weaves with a quiet consciousness.


We look forward to your visit.


Exhibition period:

March 11 – March 30

*Artists will be present on March 11.




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open noon – 6pm








From top to bottom

Keisuke Sugimoto “Surface of Time”

Naoto Ishii “Ai” 

Sumiko Ishii “Spool and needle pillow of primitive textile” 

Mikuko Nakamura “Weaving of Biwa leaf” 

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S|S|A|W 2023
North Village Light








Meeting room at North Village



Production : COSMIC WONDER

Direction : AAWAA

Ikebana : Atsunobu Katagiri

Performer : Mihee Lee

Model : Aiko Koike, Kaho, Kanae Matsushita, Kotaro, Liliyo Fondecave Tsujimura, Masaho Anotani, Raiki, Ran Taniguchi, Tenko, Yotaro Kachi(DYGL)

Hair Make : Akiko Gamou


Photography : Takashi Homma

Video recording : Fumitaka Kato, Ai Nakagawa

Special thanks : HANI, Keisuke Sugimoto, Mahiro Takahashi, Mirin Yasuda, Ryoma Koizumi, Takanohvskaya, Takuma Fujiwara, Yasukazu Ikeda, Yoshiki Yasaku, Yuumi Inoue



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Karin Schlageter
Hanayo collaboration with COSMIC WONDER

Dec 13, 2022 | EVENT 



“文車妖妃 ・La sorcière des Fuguruma” is a research notebook created by independent curator Karin Schlageter during her residency at Villa Kujoyama, Kyoto, and is an exhibition and event program. All together put the series of events resembles the chapters of a book with no beginning and no end. “文車妖妃 ・La sorcière des Fuguruma” centers on a new look at the inheritance of the vernacular in contemporary creation, and seeks to encourage a sincere reinterpretation, putting aside issues of authenticity and heritage. In the fourth chapter of “文車妖妃 ・La sorcière des Fuguruma,” artist and photographer Hanayo will present the performance “TAMAUSAGI” in collaboration with COSMIC WONDER.



Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2pm − 9pm

Performance at 7:15pm 

*Villa Kujoyama 30th Anniversary Event

 Free Admission 



Villa Kujoyama

17-22 Hinooka, Ebisudani-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto

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rinn to hitsuji
Inner Nature

Nov 22, 2022 | EVENT 



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.



Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 25, 2022

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


Venue :


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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Light Dream
Flower of Life Sashiko

Nov 11, 2022 | NEWS 



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 



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 



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.




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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Oct 03, 2022 | NEWS 



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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Light dream
Kempi melton and Brushed wool garments

Sep 26, 2022 | NEWS 



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 



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




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open noon – 6pm



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Meeting room at North Village

Jan 30, 2023 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 

  My village has an interesting meeting place. It is a large house, about 300 years old, with a thatched roof, an earthen floor, a well-used kitchen made of wood and clay, and tables that can accommodate many people. It is more like an open kitchen for the village than a meeting place. It can be used by anyone living in the village at any time and the kitchen is open for people to bring a variety of ingredients, cook delicious food, and eat freely. It is a place to talk and to share extra food or to find some if there is none at home. If someone cooks a meal and there is not enough for th…[Read more]

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