Takashi Ichikawa
Playing Wara with Chaguruma, Tea tools and Plants

May 30, 2019 | EVENT 



Tea is a tree.

The tea planting of 1000 years of age, the origin of tea production in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan , was a tea plant that looked up.

The tea planting of Sichuan tea leaves in Chaozhou was a tea plantation.

Both the small round tea of Taiwan tea and the thin long tea of Chinese tea return to the shape of leaves at the time of tea.

The tea was a leaf.


When tasting tea, the aroma, taste, bitterness, astringency, and afterglow spread in the mouth.

The more you know about things related to tea serving manner, manners, tools, wabi, sabi, yin and yang, and tea, pretty deep.


Tea is a very interesting field with many elements to explore.

I want you to enjoy such tea lightly and to feel the taste of tea. How are you going? I have a good tea.

I served tea by “Chaguruma” which creates a place for tea outdoors regardless of the location.

I made “Chaguruma No.9”at last year. Also “Chaguruma No.10” at this year…


When I reconsider the tea as “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang (fire) and Human”, I feel the margin of imagination. It seems like something can be done.

Is there anything to replace “Leaf”of “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang (fire)and Human”with flowers, seeds, steams and roots?

What would happen if it were other plants than tea leaves? Feel various, try and return to tea, maybe…


In this exhibition, I’m pleased to present the pottery for roasting, toasting, baking, crushing, steaming, kneading etc…with a focus on Chaguruma and tea tools.


Takashi Ichikawa



We are pleased to present “Playing Wara with Chaguruma, tea tools and plants”, by Takashi Ichikawa, sell the new Chaguruma and tea tools.

On the first and second day of the exhibition, We will hold a tea ceremony “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang(fire)and Human” by Ichikawa, Cooking artist of Nao Uekusa and Sound artist of MAMIUMU.

*Chaguruma: Mobile storing table for exclusive use of the tea.



Exhibition period:

June 29 – July 7, 2019

*The artist will be attending on June 29 and 30.




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: June 19, June 28


Opening Event: 

A tea ceremony “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang (Fire) and Human” 



Saturday, June 29 / 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm

Sunday, June 30 / 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm


Number of seats: 6 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

4,500 JPY


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



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COSMIC WONDER Khadi work Haori
“An Empty Vessel” Film Screening Party

May 22, 2019 | EVENT 


Khadi cotton “Farmoon” work haori


We are pleased to present work haori for “Farmoon” founder and owner-Chef Masayo Funakoshi, from the early summer collection of COSMIC WONDER”Celestial Aura”.

We will hold a film screening ”An Empty Vessel” which explores the memories of the land on the stage of Nara, with the present of work haori made of Indian hand-woven cotton Khadi and serves meals inspired “Celestial Aura” by Masayo Funakoshi.


This event will be held as a related event of the Pop up store.




Saturday, June 1, 2019

7pm − 9pm




9 Higashi-kubota cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyou-ku, Kyoto


Number of seats:

30 / Reached the fixed number



Please feel free to contact “STARDUST”.

*We stopped accepting applications for this event.


Curated by:







June 1 – 9, 2019


Opening Talk:

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Cosmic Wonder Yukinori Maeda and STARDUST Kana Shimizu / Guest: Farmoon Masayo Funakoshi.



An Empty Vessel (Japanese title: Kara no Utsuwa)

Year 2016. Chef Masayo Funakoshi goes to Nara, Japan. She is now in front of the camera sharing stories taking place from Japan’s ancient land.  With an anthropological and artistic approach to discovering Nara, follow her as she explores the roots and culture of the land’s faith and food.  Watch her as she creates links as she collects and explores “materials” from her quest,  going beyond the boundaries of presenting just a meal. A collaborative feature-length documentary featuring Hiroo Ninomiya as Director, Cinematography from Masato Indo and original music score from Takeo Toyama. Pre-released in Paris in 2018, this will be the second screening in Japan following a successful showing at Wanderers Studio. (Japanese/English subtitles/ Running time: 79 minutes / Production: FOOD CARAVAN)


Masayo Funakoshi

Farmoon Owner-Chef 

Upon majoring in Sculpture at Pratt Institute, feeling inspired with the expression of cooking, Masayo attends culinary school in New York City. Funakoshi continues to learn how to cook at one of New York City’s most esteemed kitchens, Blue Hill, and travels on to Europe and regions of Asia to explore food culture and cooking. Her travels take her across the Pacific Ocean as chef for an Australian cruise ship, as well as chef for a long-established hotel in Bali. Masayo returns to Japan as director and head chef to open kiln, a restaurant located in central Kyoto. In May 2018, Masayo opened her own atelier, tea salon, private restaurant, Farmoon.

She is also active in global and local projects relating to topics such as food anthropology, art and design.



Farmoon / Instagram



An Empty Vessel, 2016, ©︎narafoodcaravan

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“Ryugu” Masonry Traditional Repair Work Course

May 08, 2019 | EVENT 



We are pleased to present “Masonry Traditional Repair Work Course” with Jun Nishikawa of landscape coordinator and Kazuo Akao of repairing a masonry at Miyama, Kyoto.

We will rebuild the collapsed masonry and work on improvement around the masonry so that the masonry will not collapse in the future.


A year ago, when Nishikawa visited Yukinori Maeda’s atelier Ryugu”, I consulted Nishikawa about the fact that the masonry was broken.

“I want to repair the broken masonry, I do not want to use concrete to solidify the masonry if possible…because the finish is natural and is environmentally friendly”.

“Old people did not use concrete… I want to restore it in the old way”. We repeated discussion with Akao about how to repair and how to maintain it.

As well as rebuilding the masonry, we will do repair work including the cause of the breakage, and we will disclose the basics of how to pile the stone and work to the local people and those who are in trouble. 




May 15 − May 21, 2019 / 9am − around 5pm


15th (Wed.): Preparation of work, Square stone partial dismantling removal

16th (Thu.): Square stone partial reloading

17th (Fri.): Building improvement work

18th (Sat.): Masonry restoration work

19th (Sun.): Masonry restoration work

20th (Mon.): Improvement work on surrounding area of masonry

21st (Tue.): Adjustment date, Clean up



Kayabuki-no-sato, Miyama, Kyoto (National preservation district of historic buildings)



2,000 JPY ( Fee is uniform regardless of the number days)



500 JPY (Indian Curry and Original dishes etc by Cooking department of Kousagisya farm)


Recruitment number:

5~8 (each day)


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

*We stopped accepting applications for this event.



Kazuharu Wakao

Director of Art Land Limited.

He is good at landscaping civil engineering work using natural stone and natural materials in consideration of the environment.

Manufacturing Meister, Director of regeneration of the earth in Kanto-Koshinetsu region.


Jun Nishikawa

Landscape department of Kousagisya.

Working in environment-friendly agriculture in Chino-sho, Mie prefecture.

He had been coordinating environment harmonic gardening.


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Celestial Festival

May 07, 2019 | EVENT 



Beautiful Festival of Stars

From holy me

From holy you

Shine light of universe

Echoing the light sound of heaven and earth


Now We are playing to live in harmony with everything on this star.

We are enjoying it as the earth is rising. A lot of lights dance from the sky, and we are entering a new era.

We are pleased to present all Space Blessing Festival “Celestial Festival” at Center for COSMIC WONDER.


Mirei Hattori will be poetry reading and Facilitator, Hoshi-no-bouzu tells us the voices of the shining stars, 

Feminyan reads the stars of the Heaven and leads them to a beautiful dimension.

Art sound unit “Jue and Anoa” will perform a primitive performance.




Saturday, May 25, 2019

1pm − around 4pm




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm 

*It will be open from 3:30pm on the 25th.


Number of seats:

70 / Reached the fixed number

5,000 JPY

*We stopped accepting applications for this event.




Hoshi-no-bouzu write stories from the star’s voices, while farming in Saku, Nagano Prefecture.



Feminyan uses western astrology, oriental four pillars of destiny and feng shui to understand the resonance with stars and nature, read through each person’s life drawing.


Mirei Hattori

Autor, Chief Editor of “murmur magazine”, Poet.


Jue and Anoa

Art sound unit of MAMIUMU (sound artist) and Yukinori Maeda (Contemporary artist and Founder of Cosmic Wonder).


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Japanese handcrafted Baskets
Part Ⅳ

Apr 27, 2019 | EVENT 


Sinomenium acutum basket, 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. 


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.



Japanese wingnut tree large basket, document tray and accessories tray, Akita Prefecture

Wild grapevine basket and travel bag, Akita Prefecture

Suzutake and moutain cherry tree basket, Miyagi Prefecture

Japanese bird cherry palm winnow, Niigata Prefecture

Keyaki and wild grapevine basket, Niigata Prefecture

Walnut tree basket, Niigata Prefecture

Madake fugo, herb-gathering basket, Biwa basket, Chiba Prefecture

Medake palm, Chiba Prefecture

Nemagaridake vegetable basket and basket, Nagano Prefecture

Hanon bamboo tray and shopping basket, Nagasaki Prefecture

Kinchiku and mountain cherry tree winnow, Kagoshima Prefecture

Hedge bamboosa basket, Okinawa Prefecture

Toutsurumodoki harvest basket, Okinawa Prefecture

Shell ginger rope shoulder basket, mat, pillow, Okinawa Prefecture

Kuba leaves basket, shoulder basket, Okinawa Prefecture




Exhibition period:

May 11 − May 19, 2019




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: May 1, 10


Opening Reception:

Saturday, May 11 / 3pm − 6pm

*Naoyoshi Maeda will be attending on May 11.



Japanese wingnut tree basket and flower vase, Akita Prefecture

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New Arrival
Kaoru Yokoo
The Awakening Universe

Apr 23, 2019 | NEWS 


Sumi dyed Organic cotton overalls “Like horsetail stars in Miyama”


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 and Online Store from April 27.


Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo.

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



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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: May 1

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New Arrivals
Celestial Aura
Leather collection

Apr 18, 2019 | NEWS 



Leather collection will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from April 20, Online Store from April 23.


Naturally tanned leather Shoulder bag, Shoulder pouch, Kinchaku bag, Wallet with fastener, Wallet, Bifold wallet, Card case, Coin case, Folk shoes


Light color leather Shoulder bag, Shoulder pouch, Kinchaku bag, Wallet with fastener, Wallet, Bifold wallet, Card case, Coin case, Folk shoes



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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: April 17

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New Arrivals
Celestial Aura
Khadi Cotton Work Garments

Apr 05, 2019 | NEWS 


Khadi cotton Sumi-dyed gray short-sleeved haori jacket and gathered skirt


Khadi cotton collection will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from April 6.


Short-sleeved haori Jacket, Wrapped pants, Pullover shirt, Gathered skirt, Mandarin collar dress, Mandarin collar shirt etc.


Hand-spun and hand-woven cotton spread by Gandhi in India. The beautiful expressions of the handwork still convey freedom.



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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: April 17

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New Arrivals
Celestial Aura
Beautiful Organic Cotton Garments

Mar 29, 2019 | NEWS 


Organic cotton Lac herbal dyed amethyst scarf


Organic cotton and Linen beautiful collection will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from March 30.


Organic cotton shirt with scarf, Wrapped dress with ribbon sleeves, Overalls, Organic cotton lawn wrapped dress, Ancient dress.


From Linen collection, Japan linen short-sleeved haori jacket, Gathered pants, Puff sleeve shirt, Puff sleeve dress.


You will feel the harmony of heaven and earth with beautiful colors.



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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: April 3

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Celestial Aura

Mar 06, 2019 | EVENT 


Organic cotton light lawn Lac and Catechu herbal dyed gray-moon mythic wrapped dress 


We are pleased to present 19S/S collection “Celestial Aura” at Center for COSMIC WONDER.


New items has be available from comfortable Linen, Kadhi and Organic cotton’s beautiful Mythic dress collection.

Dyeing from Sumi-dyed Sumikuro, Lac herbal dyed amethyst, Lac and Catechu herbal dyed gray-moon, precious Ryukyu indigo grown on Okinawa island etc.



from Saturday, March 16


Opening reception:

Saturday, March 16 / 4pm − 6pm




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: March 11 − 15


We will serve special sweets “Celestial Jelly” by Yoshihiro Ishida of “Shizuku”.


We will offer Kadhi bag to purchaser.

*Limited quantity

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New arrivals
Celestial Aura

Feb 08, 2019 | NEWS 


Organic cotton Lac and Catechu herbal dyed gray-moon scarf


COSMIC WONDER 2019 S/S “Celestial Aura” new items has be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from February 23, Online Store from February 26.



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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: February 19 − 22


Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store


Nao Uekusa’s tea ceremony “Biwa” will open at Center for COSMIC WONDER for one day only.

She plans to prepare sweets using daily products and egg for tea ceremony.

Together with tea and sweets, We are please to present admiring arranged wild flower of early spring by flower shop of Kyoto “Mitate” Hayato Nishiyama.


Nao Uekusa’s tea ceremony “Biwa”

Saturday, February 23 / 11:30am, 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.

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Celestial Aura
Mythic dress collection




Where do I come from?

Where do you come from?

From the Sun, the Moon, from Venus, Sirius, Pleiades…. and further still

The light we are wearing is the light of the stars

Even if we do not know their names


We appeared in ancient myths

Stories that flicker in every star’s light

The mythic roots form a personal and poetic art

That tells us to fasten the sky to this earth and to illuminate beauty


Clothing that bears the traces of ancient layers of starlight




Art Direction: COSMIC WONDER

Photography: Ai Nakagawa

Hair and Makeup: Akiko Gamou

Model: Aiko Koike, Ayami Yamada, Masaho Anotani


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Tame-san and Wisteria Weaving

Apr 07, 2018 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 

Tattsuke for Toru Inomoto made with Wisteria woven by Tame Mitsuno   When I opened the front door feeling its damp moisture on my hand, I momentarily found myself dizzy and blinded by the darkness of the earthen floor in contrast to the brightness of the outside. “Who’s visiting on this snowy day?” “It’s Inomoto from the museum.” “Ah, it’s the young fellow from the museum again.” Lit by the light of the hearth, the curled up figure that had just spoken appeared from behind the shoji screen stained in soot.   Sat at the edge of the hearth with her legs stretched out, she hooks the fib…[Read more]

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