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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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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

 

Apply via e-mail. Please send title, date, your name and telephone number to the following address:

event (a) cosmicwonder.com

 

 

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.

 

LOOKBOOK

 

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

 

TENJIKU LIGHT

 

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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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Shigeo Tanaka
Form of Love

Oct 28, 2019 | EVENT 

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Because I like antiques and especially pottery, I started making it myself.

At first it was fun to work on the wheel but recently I have made many things with hand gestures and string which allows me to express myself even more. I have come to meet a variety of interesting people in recent years and one of them gave me a particular suggestion: “Why not close your eyes when you work?” When I try it, something unexpected is sure to happen. With your eyes closed, you get a deeper sense of handling the soil, so you can focus on the dialogue with the soil. Another person said to me, “Your kiln has a will. Fire has a will. You are loved by the kiln”. This made me very happy and I wanted to converse with the kiln. These works are part of my dialogue with the earth and with the kiln.

 

Shigeo Tanaka

 

 

We are pleased to present  the 3rd exhibition; Shigeo Tanaka “Form of Love” at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

Tanaka lives an old house of 280 years old in Asuka village, Nara Prefecture, his works making from a Hole type kiln “Rikei gama” and “Touen-shiki Takigama.

We will present a work that reveals the truth and beauty, born in an intimate dialogue with soil and kiln, connects the past and the present.

 

Exhibition period:

November 9 – November 17 , 2019

 

The artist will be attending on November 9

 

Opening Talk:

“Form of Love”

Shigeo Tanaka, Primi-Chibu, AAWAA

Date: Saturday, November 9 / 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Fee: Donation

Number of seats: 30

*All the seats are booked.

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: November 8

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Miyakono Yasuda
ancient sound

Oct 04, 2019 | EVENT 

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The natural world plays a natural music of overtones that settles our breathing and steadies our nerves.

On this spherical, spinning Earth, silent vibrations constantly stir our blood and bones and revitalize our cells.

I thought that something similar was happening in earthenware pots.

Something was being transmitted by earthenware for years and years.

I tried to measure their frequencies.

Large open-mouthed pots have a low frequency, while narrow-mouthed vases have a higher frequency due to their faster resonance. 

It depends as well on the thickness, form, and quality of the clay.

The same is true for a tuning fork. 

A low frequency produces a dull reverberation and a high frequency rings with a clear sound.

I think it’s the difference between use value and taste.

Leave water in an earthenware pot overnight and its resonance will send ripples through the water.

If I play a small harp above an earthenware pot, it becomes an amplifier.

If I bury a clay pot in the soil it will absorb the sound from above the ground, which is why it has found a modern use as soundproofing. 

I choose stone as a conduit to receive the frequencies emanating from the soil.

When I shape an earthenware pot on a stone, I can hear the same sound that the ancients heard.

I think this is a good way to feel their rich and sublime spirituality.

 

Miyakono Yasuda

 

 

We are pleased to present the fiest solo exhibition; Miyakono Yasuda “ancient sound”.

Miyakono Yasuda mixed the cray and soil around the Jomon ruins with plants from unique perspective.

 

The soil is formed by hand-twisting, and the work is fired by noyaki process.

Yasuda is trying to make the sound of ancient people appear through her works.

It feels as an act of connecting sprit and thought in harmony with nature (God) to the present.

 

Exhibition period:

October 13 – October 20, 2019

*The artist will be attending on October 13

*Closed: October 11 – 12

*Temporary changed open time / 1pm  – 7pm , October 13.

 

Opening Ceremony: 

Saturday, October 13 / 4pm

 

Miyakono Yasuda

Born in 1972.

Started  activities based on plants, minerals, and soil from 2012.

Create works by connecting ancient pottery formation, studies fired by Noyaki (open firing) with unique senses.

Yasuda has been involved in the activities and art production of Cosmic Wonder since its establishment.

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Harmonic Meditation

Sep 06, 2019 | EVENT 

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The season when the water jug echoes the heavens  
Beautiful dimensions ascend from the earth 
Like myself and my true self 
The sky and soil touch with light
Smiling angels and spirits rejoicing
Flickering all around like radiant stars
To bring all of life into harmony
Warmth rises up
Remembrances emerge from the past 
New things made visible by the cosmos
According to the play of light
Take pleasure in the sight of art and clothing

 

We are pleased to present the exhibition; COSMIC WONDER “Harmonic Meditation”.
The exhibition will feature new clothes of collection, include arts and crafts, available for purchase,
produced under the theme”Harmonic Meditation”, by artists curated by Yukinori Maeda, Cosmic Wonder.

Garments by 
COSMIC WONDER

Arts and crafts by
Hiroki Tashiro (Sculpture)
Yasuhide Ono (Accessory)
Miyakono Yasuda (Earthware)
Masaru Kawai (Woodwork)
Kaoru Yokoo (Repair clothes)
CATHERINE EMIW (Old instruments)
rinn to hitsuji (Candle)

We will be given to the purchaser Harmonic Meditation’s bag made from Indian hand-woven cotton Khadi.

(It will end as soon as it is gone.)

 

Exhibition period:
September 14 – October 10, 2019

 

Openning tea:
Saturday, September 14 / 3pm – 5pm

 

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New arrivals
COSMIC WONDER
Harmonic Meditation

Aug 07, 2019 | NEWS 

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Ancient mythology cotton robe

 

19 F/W collection “Harmonic Meditation” will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER.

 

The god of ancient myth wears, Look like beautiful universe fork wear. Collection’s beautiful colors are Ancient white, Black, Ashen moon, Straw, Sumikuro, Lac and Gardenia blue herbal dyed Violet flame, Lac herbal dyed Rose aura and Ruby lotus.

 

New collection will be available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from August 17, Online Store from August 20.

 

From Cosmic Wonder’s origin collection, Made from organic cotton Special limited color’s Wrapped dress, Haori and Tattsuke for the field work and pick up wild flower, Circular Koromo, Wrapped pants and Denim gathered pants with linen’s navy tie.

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Masaru Kawai
by trees

Jul 16, 2019 | EVENT 

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Furniture, flooring, dishes, or pencils that we usually see.

The trees used for them were originally grown in the mountains. Someone cut it, someone sawed it, and someone made it.

But do you fell there? What kind of mountain did you live on?

The Japanese view of nature changed dramatically after the 1964 Olympics. A line was drawn between people and nature.

And again, the Olympics are coming. I am scared.

I want to be by nature a little more if I can do it.

 

Masaru Kawai

 

 

We are pleased to present the 3rd solo exhibition; Masaru Kawai “by trees”.

We live in the natural and live in symbiosis, in recent years we have done all things with the concept separated from nature.

And We feel the limit to that, and many movements to restore each view of nature take place among the artists active in the same period.

Kawai puts the concept of mountains, trees, and nature into a strong concept, and produces beautiful works that include mythical features such as offerings to the natural world.

In this exhibition, Kawai will present works that evoke the awakening of nature and universal beauty that all of us possess.

And also the works of the Japanese coniferous forest project SOMA.

 

On the opening day, We will have a breakfast party “The beauty of nature  / Memories of life” with Kawai, Dr.Toshiro Inaba, and Shiori Goto.

We talked about the source of the beauty after eating Shiori goto’s breakfast.

 

Exhibition period:

August 3 – August 11, 2019

*The artist will be attending on August 3

 

Opening Event:

Breakfast party “The beauty of nature  / Memories of life”

Masaru Kawai, Toshiro Inaba, Shiori Goto

Date:

Saturday, August 3 / 9:00am – 11:00am

Reservation required / Number of seats: 15

4,500 JPY (All the seats are booked.)

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: July 23 – August 2

 

Masaru Kawai

Born in 1979, Gifu Prefecture farmers

2007~ Start as woodworker

2016 Start from “SOMA” product treating a Japanese conifer

Planning a workshop and fieldwork of connect forest and person.

http://kawai-masaru.com

 

Toshiro Inaba

Doctor, Assistant Professor of Cardiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital. Doctor of Medicine.

Born in 1979, Kumamoto prefecture

Representative books “Awaken of anima” Published by anonima studio.

https://www.toshiroinaba.com

 

Shiori Goto

After Bhutan restaurant and Vegetable restaurant, became independent in 2012.

Based in Setagaya, Tokyo, as catered food and catering chef.

http://gotoshiori.com

 

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Hiraki-Iwa

Dec 20, 2019 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  I moved into a traditional thatched house that I call “Ryugu”. It is in a sato-yama, or a rural farming village, in a mountain valley north of Kyoto. The motivation to move here came from a series of events – the terrorist attacks in the United States, the Great East Japan Earthquake, as well as the Fukushima nuclear disaster. These events disturbed me deeply. Ever since, I have been interested in living a more natural life, exploring natural farming methods and the handiwork and crafts of the sato-yama, some of which have been nearly forgotten.   I was born and raised in Osa…[Read more]

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