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Takashi Ichikawa
Tools for an imaginary people in love with plants

May 10, 2022 | EVENT 

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Tools for an imaginary people in love with plants

 

Sitting on a berm of spring water

Sitting in front of a plant

 

In the sun, in the fire, in the light

of wildflowers of medicinal herbs of trees

Root, stem, branch, leaf, flower, seed

 

To touch

 

Made of

earth, iron, wood

 

In the heart

and the water that came out of the spring

With a flickering fire

Smell Meicha-yu

 

Takashi Ichikawa

 

 

We are pleased to present Takashi Ichikawa’s exhibition, “Tools for an imaginary people in love with plants”, at the Center for COSMIC WONDER. Various tea wheels and tools for tea-making continue to evolve, transcending national and ethnic boundaries and fusing techniques. This exhibition, the sixth in a series, will present utensils for use in daily life in relation to fire, water, and plants, as well as vessels that have been refashioned through Ichikawa’s experiences with the environment that surrounds him.

Ichikawa’s work brings us into the intimate space and time of plants and tea. We are pleased to welcome Gendo Sawamura and Hina Sawamura, who are active in communicating the infinite power of wildflowers, for a workshop and tea ceremony featuring wildflowers.

The comforting time when you are in touch with nature, listening to the voices of plants, freeing your body and mind, enriching and coloring your daily life.

We look forward to your visit.

 

 

Exhibition period:

May 13 – May 22, 2022

The artist will be present on May 13 and 14.

 

Venue:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open noon – 6pm

 

Opening Event:

1. Workshop “Sora tea”

The purpose of this event is to transform the wildflowers at our feet through light, water, and fire.

Enjoy the stories of wild grasses told with the tea tools of Takashi Ichikawa and sweets of yoin, including a demonstration of the process of picking grasses for making Sora tea (a wild herbal tea concoction).

 

Friday, May 13

noon – 2:30pm

 

Saturday, May 14

noon – 2:30pm

 

Reservation required / Number of seats: 6

13,000 JPY

 

2. Tea ceremony “Sora”

To free up the mind and body. To let the fragrance of the grass, the power of the earth, and the life of the field permeate the cells and spirit. Enjoy the stories of wild grasses, Sora tea (a wild herbal tea concoction), confectionery by yoin, and tea tools made by Takashi Ichikawa.

 

Friday, May 13

4pm – 5:30pm

 

Saturday, May 14

4pm – 5:30pm

 

Reservation required / Number of seats: 6

Fee: 11,000 JPY

 

If you wish to join, please register at the e-mail address below, indicating the name of the opening event you wish to join the date and time, your name, e-mail address, and phone number.

 

*All the seats are booked.

 

yasousora / Gendou Sawamura and Hina Sawamura

Learning from grasses about how people and grasses can thrive together.

Based in Fukuoka, Japan, they are active in communicating the life energy of wild grasses through wild teas.

 

yoin / Kang Wooja

From various directions such as plant foods, wild plants, and Korean culture, she expresses through her confectionery the preciousness of plants that connect all living things.

 

 

Photo top: “Tea wheel table” 2022 / Iron, Wood

Photo bottom: “Plant Roaster” 2021 / Pottery, Iron, Wood

 

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
Light dream
Water jar silk haori robe

Apr 25, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present second collection “Light dream” from April 29.

 

Matka silk is hand-spun and hand-woven in Bengal from wild cocoons in South India. The rich expression is created by rolling a “matka” (unglazed water bottle) while twisting the yarn.

This silk, the thread of which is extracted after the moth inside the cocoon has flown away. We made a robe with Matoka silk, which is very soft and pleasant to the touch. The more you wear it, the more it becomes textured and familiar. Also featured are Noragi japanese work clothes with a rustic texture made of cotton cloth hand-spun and hand-woven in Bengal.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

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COSMIC WONDER
“White Light dream” Show

Mar 11, 2022 | EVENT 

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Light dream begins with White.

Depicting your colors floating in the universe

 

We are pleased to present 2022 collection of “Light dream” as white garments.

You can choose from a variety of white garments and dye them in beautiful colors that reflect the elegance of nature through handcrafting, such as plant dyeing, indigo dyeing, and mud dyeing.

This show will travel to STARDUST, st company, eighty 88 eight, OUTBOUND, Utsushiki, and Center for COSMIC WONDER.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

 

 

April 16 − April 24

at STARDUST, Kyoto

 

April 29 − May 8

at st company kiryu, Gunma

 

May 14 − May 22

at eighty eight, Ehime

 

May 28 − June 6

at OUTBOUND, Tokyo

 

June 11 − June 19

at Utusiki, Fukuoka

 

June 25 − July 3

at Center for COSMIC WONDER

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
Light dream
Hemp gauze and Organic cotton garments

Mar 01, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present second collection “Light dream” from March 5.

 

The elegant hemp garments with layers of light and graceful colors, and the daily organic cotton garments with excellent texture.

Colors are Sumi-yambaru indigo layered-dye Sumi and Ryukyu indigo, Dawn, Kanro, Lotus and White etc.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
Light dream

Feb 05, 2022 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present first collection “Light dream”.

 

Enjoy the overlapping colors of pale, sweet light that echoes the scintillation of a flower.

Center for COSMIC WONDER will be available from February 11, Online Store from February 22.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

 

LOOK BOOK

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COSMIC WONDER
Light dream

Jan 07, 2022 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

Light dream

 

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

 

LOOK BOOK

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Light dream

Dec 22, 2021 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

 

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New arrival 
COSMIC WONDER
Beautiful foil silver leather

Nov 29, 2021 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to available the Beautiful foil silver leather limited collection from December 4 at Center for COSMIC WONDER and at the online store from December 7.

Beautiful foil silver leather goods that combine silver leather with mirror-like foil and eco-friendly, fine leather that meets European eco-standards.

A folk design where past and present meet. The daily joys of beautiful things.

 

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Job Offer at Center for COSMIC WONDER

Oct 18, 2021 | NEWS 

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We are looking for members for Center for COSMIC WONDER. This position will be responsible for selling clothing, crafts and preparing for exhibitions You must be able to work 2〜3 days a week, weekends and holidays. To apply, please send your resume to the address below. We will contact you for a job interview. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact us.

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COSMIC WONDER
Japanese wool and Cashmere garments

Oct 13, 2021 | EVENT 

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These Japanese wool garments are hand-spun and hand-knitted. Rare Japanese wool is shorn at a farm and washed by hand to remove dirt and oil. Hand-washing does not remove too much oil from the wool, keeping it warm. Each garment is made from the wool of one sheep, thus retaining that sheep’s unique texture. The garments are made by Kana Ushijima, who creates beautiful hand-spun wool yarns, and Tomoko Kodama, who hand-knits the unique yarns with precision. Cashmere has excellent heat retention properties. Cashmere garments are also very light and give everlasting comfort. The cashmere from Inner Mongolia, considered to be of the highest quality, is spun in Japan and knitted with a seamless ‘whole garment’ design.

We are pleased to present an exhibition of “Japanese wool and Cashmere garments”. These precious garments are a collaboration of nature and people and will grace us with everlasting love.

 

Photo top: Wool from Miwa Farm, Kyoto

Photo bottom: Wool from Hitsuji-mikan Farm, Mie Prefecture

 

 

STARDUST

Exhibition period:

October 23 − October 31, 2021

Open 11am − 6pm

41 Shimodakedono-cho, Shichiku Kita-ku, Kyoto

T. +81 (0)75 286 7296

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

Exhibition period:

November 6 − November 21, 2021

Open noon – 6pm

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
Days of light
Jomon tanned and smoked leather

Sep 30, 2021 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present the Jomon tanned and smoked leather from October 2 at Center for COSMIC WONDER and October 12 at online store. After the Jomon tanning process, pieces are finished with an ancient smoking technique. It has been used for over 1000 years, since well before the Asuka period. Highly mothproof and odor-resistant, it was used for high-grade armor. Interestingly, its unique scent has long been known to have an effect that stabilizes not only the human psyche but also the psyche of birds, animals and large fish. Kendo gloves, archery gloves, falconry and other protective gloves feature this special leather. Smoked leather is also used by Native American and European peoples. The classic style of smoked leather has evolved uniquely in Japan, Its high quality is unparalleled in the world.

Also available on the same day, Shoulder bag and wallet made of natural leather tanned with extract from bark of mimosa tree, Tasmanian wool at-home wear made of wool from organic environment surrounded by primeval forests.environment.

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
Days of light
Alpaca boucle wool

Sep 22, 2021 | NEWS 

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We are pleased to present the Alpaca boucle wool collection from September 25 at Center for COSMIC WONDER. A cross-weave between heat-retaining alpaca and water-absorbent and water-repellent cupro. In collaboration with Watanabe Textile’s beautiful and warm materials, we have created a new winter garment. The collection includes Haori coat, dress, and hats.

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Spring has come
Elein Fleiss

Mar 04, 2022 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  The arrival of Spring is sudden, a new color appears in the landscape, like a little light in the dark. It’s usually on the ground, a flower—yellow or purple. Where I live, the first flower is either a violet, a lesser celandine (ficaria verna) or a dandelion. These appear when the landscape is still in winter.  Another precursor is hazel catkins, these golden bud-like flowers hanging on hazel trees. Any of these signs brings joy. Spring is coming! It might still be cold, freezing at night, but it’s undeniable, it’s happening.  A few days later, I start noticing buds o…[Read more]

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