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Yasuhide Ono
Sacred Geometry

Nov 17, 2020 | EVENT 

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The beautiful and hidden laws of nature

Starting with the Pythagorean theorem, mathematics and physics have revealed structures like Plato’s cube, the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio

There are sacred geometric patterns that represent the source of life and the universe in all its forms

A seed is inscribed with the memory code of growth

A seed sprouts, blossoms, bears fruit, and becomes another seed in nature’s great cycle

We’ve only deciphered a fraction of the entire evolutionary record that is written in human DNA

Sacred geometry can be found even in the smallest divisions of cells

There are sacred patterns hidden in the knot

The Invisible Quantum World

I believed only in what I could see of the material world

With the development of science, we can integrate with the unseen world

The world is as beautiful now as it has ever been

The world is perceived and recognized throughout the human body, and the range of observation continues to expand

That is why I continue to seek beauty in all its forms and connect it to my work Yasuhide Ono

 

 

We are pleased to present an exhibition of Yasuhide Ono’s “Sacred Geometry”. People have been expressing the hidden nature of numbers, shapes and sounds in the form of three-dimensional figures from ancient time. By manifesting the source of the world’s phenomena in geometric patterns, we have been able to harness the energy of the source of the universe. In this exhibition, Ono will present a series of jewelry based on sacred geometry as well as Cosmic Wonder’s Flower of life’s sashiko stitch weaving and embroidery works that evoke scenes from the natural world. Ono’s beautiful trinkets and works of art emanate from the universe, expanding our view into new vibrational realms.

 

 

Exhibition period:

November 28 − December 6, 2020

*The artist will be present on November 28.

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon − 6pm

 

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Takashi Ichikawa
Tools for “Enjoyment”

Oct 23, 2020 | EVENT 

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Smoker that burns wood to smoke tara vine of mountain

 

I wanted for this exhibition to cultivate a spirit of “enjoyment”. I created these tools with this spirit in mind. I’m interested in playing with fire, with water, with plants. Playing is fun but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. A meal can be a feast if you take the time to prepare the ingredients. A cup of tea can be delicious if you prepare it slowly. A flower arrangement can be made by collecting the flowers at your feet. If you take the time and make the effort, more will come of it.

Why not take some time just to enjoy the time? Here is a distiller that collects the scented drops from plants. A smoker that burns wood to smoke food and drinks. A single-handed pot for roasting wildflowers and grains. A kneading bowl for mixing plant flour and water. A fireproof pot that makes a rattling sound. A lampshade that uses oil from plants for its light. These objects are burned and baked using wood. As I finish the vessels I imagine the ecru walls of the Ryugyu in Miyama, Kyoto, or the pure and bright white of the Cosmic Wonder in Tokyo.

 

Takashi Ichikawa

 

 

We are pleased to present an exhibition of Takashi Ichikawa’s Tools for “Enjoyment”. In recent years, Ichikawa’s tools, such as tea wheels and tea ceremony utensils, have become the mainstay of his work. These tools convey the essential joys of touching the elements of nature, the richness of playing with water, plants and fire.

 

 

Exhibition period:

November 7 − November 15, 2020

*The artist will be present on November 7.

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon − 6pm

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Spiritual Discourse
Beautiful Wool knit collection and Folk shoes

Oct 19, 2020 | NEWS 

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Beautiful Light gray colored Mohair silk knit

 

We are pleased to present Mohair silk knit, Tasmanian wool knit and Dress folk shoes of the 2020 Autumn and Winter collection “Spiritual Discourse” from Saturday, October 24 and at the Online Store from Monday, October 26.

 

This beautifully mohair silk knit combines warmth and lightly, finished with a seam-less for a comfortable fit. The Tasmanian Wool knit is a premium wool grown in an organic environment surrounded by primeval forests. It has excellent ventilation and heat-retaining properties. We have made two types of Dress fork shoes, one in Natural tanned leather with mimosa extract and the other in mirror-like Silver foil leather.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon – 6pm

*Closed day: October 21

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Kaoru Yokoo
The Awakening Universe

Oct 05, 2020 | NEWS 

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Sand-colored organic cotton wrapped dress repaired with bead

 

We are pleased to present repaired the clothes collection of Cosmic Wonder with Kaoru Yokoo “The Awakening Universe”. From the Cosmic Wonder 2020 Fall / Winter collection “Spiritual Discourse”, Yokoo will present the world of repairs with beautiful and harmonious humor.

 

Cosmic Wonder’s clothing which has dyed natural materials occasionally some things that can not be sold due to color spots and fabric cracks. Kaoru Yokoo will perform art handwork such as embroidery and knitting to breathe new breath to them.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER and Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store will be available from October 10.

*It will end as soon as it is sold out.

 

Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo.

Started from 2005, Active mainly on rectification by handwork such as embroidery or the crochet.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon – 6pm

*Closed day: October 21

 

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Light moon-colored organic cotton shirt repaired with florets embroidery

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COSMIC WONDER
The Ancient Colors of the Earth − Earthen Clothes

Sep 28, 2020 | NEWS 

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Ancient colored earthen clothes dyed in mud by Flower of life’s Sashiko weaving

 

According to the dedication book of Nara’s Todaiji and Shosoin Temple, a brown pongee was presented to the temple from the ‘South Island’, referring to the Amami archipelago. This was in the Nara period, roughly thirteen hundred years ago. The Amami Oshima pongee represents a significant development in the ancient dyeing process. It is dyed with the juice of a ten to thirty year-old hawthorn tree (sharin-bai) native to the islands. The dyeing process is repeated over and again in a mud field with particularly high levels of iron that formed one and a half million years ago. The subtle colors derived from mud dyeing are sublime gifts from the heart of mother earth.

We are pleased to present “The Ancient Colors of the Earth – Earthen Clothes” . Cosmic Wonder’s mud-dyed clothes emanate from the richness of the soil and the ancient colors of the earth.

 

Period:

October 3 − October 18, 2020

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon – 6pm

*Closed day: October 2

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Spiritual Discourse
Beautiful Flannel wool collection

Sep 22, 2020 | NEWS 

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Beautiful Flannel wool and satin dress

 

The autumnal equinox arrives, the everlasting world and the present world seem to become one. We are pleased to present Beautiful Flannel wool collection of “Spiritual Discourse” from September 26, Online Store from September 28.

 

The collection includes a beautiful flannel and linen combination of fine wool, Haori shirt jacket, Kimono shirt, Basic wrapped pants, Dress with large collar combined with satin, and Reversible cap. We will also be in stock; Reversible jacket and Ritual dresses in linen wool and satin in raised herringbone. A garment that resonates in a beautiful space, as a vessel of spirituality that shines in the light.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon – 6pm

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New arrival
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Spiritual Discourse

Sep 07, 2020 | NEWS 

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Reversible coat made from combination with water-repellent gabardine and satin

 

We are pleased to present new arrival of the 2020 Autumn and Winter collection “Spiritual Discourse” from September 12, Online Store from September 22.

Reversible coat made from combination with water-repellent gabardine and satin and Reversible Linen wool jacket, A comfortable daily dress made from combines various organic cotton. Beautiful silk cotton haori robe and shirt dress etc.

Colors are Black, Light moon, Sand, Jade pear, Sumi, mud dyed Earth soil and Rose.

 

We will gift a collection’s Jade pear colored eco bag to purchaser.

(In addition, numbers are also limited.)

 

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

noon – 6pm

*Closed days:  September 11 and 16

 

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New arrival
COSMIC WONDER
Spiritual Discourse
Beautiful Organic cotton wrapped collection

Aug 27, 2020 | NEWS 

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Beautiful Organic cotton mud dyed earth soil colored wrapped dress

 

We are pleased to present new arrival of the 2020 Autumn and Winter collection “Spiritual Discourse” from August 29.

Wrapped collection made from organic cotton, Colors are Black, Light moon, Sand, Jade pear, Sumi, mud dyed Earth soil and Rose. Comfortable organic cotton’s everyday clothes for a beautiful day.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon – 6pm

*Closed:  September 2

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Takayuki Watanabe
Environment

Aug 22, 2020 | EVENT 

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This is that

Same but different

That is that

Flying around

That is this

Floating softly

Around and round

 

 

We are pleased to present an exhibition of Takayuki Watanabe’s “Environment”. Watanabe’s work is composed of shaped objects excavated from approximately one hundred locations in the Izu Peninsula. The forms that appear come from an act of staring into the essence of the overlapping rings of soil.

 

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Environmental cycle

 

 

Exhibition period:

August 22 − August 30, 2020

*The artist will be present on August 22.

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon – 6pm

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First arrival
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Spiritual Discourse

Aug 08, 2020 | NEWS 

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Beautiful Silk cotton “Sharin-bai” tree dyed rose colored v-necked shirt

 

We are pleased to present first collection of the fall / winter collection “Spiritual Discourse”.

Center for COSMIC WONDER will be available from August 22, Online Store from August 25.

 

A beautiful silk cotton collection, Comfortable organic cotton’s everyday clothes from the first collection for bright days.

 

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Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

noon – 6pm

*Temporary closed: August 8 – 21

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COSMIC WONDER
Spiritual Discourse

Jul 21, 2020 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

Spritural Discourse

 

In the mirror of the universe reflections of

day and moon, light and dark, morning and night

illuminate the space between this world and that

In the overlap of all wave lengths

is the flowering of form

The manifestation of art is dazzling

From me, from my lofty discourse

to the eternal forever

that ever rising light

 

LOOKBOOK

 

Art Direction: COSMIC WONDER

Photography: Ai Nakagawa

Hair and Makeup: Akiko Gamou

Model: Aiko Koike, Kanae Matsushita, Masaho Anotani, Yotaro Kachi

Cover Artwork: Yukinori Maeda

 

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Indigo is the Color of the Universe

Jun 20, 2020 | EVENT 

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The North Atelier’s indigo dye vat 

 

Our ancestors sought to borrow the color blue from the world of plants.

They wrapped themselves in blue as the Earth itself is wrapped in blue.

Indigo is the fabric of the universe.

 

Indigo dyeing has a long history. In Egypt, indigo-dyed linens were produced as early as 2000 BC. The process is believed to have been brought to Japan by an envoy to China in the time the Tang Dynasty. Japanese indigo plants include the Tade indigo (Polygonaceae), Ryukyu indigo (Acanthaceous), and the Ai-kazura (Coleoptera). Elsewhere there is the Indian indigo (Fabaceae), the wisteria indigo (Fabaceae) in West Africa, and the ward (Brassicaceae) in Europe. Indigo protects cloth, paper and skin. Its bulbs and leaves can be used as medicine. The cultivation and practice of indigo dyeing connects us to the mysteries of nature and to the wisdom and work of all the generations that have come before us. From the sacred indigo leaf the very colors of the heavens come pouring out.

 

We are pleased to present the exhibition “Indigo is the Color of the Universe” at the Center for COSMIC WONDER and gallery Hakuden. We will announce indigo dyeing events with Shindo Makito (North Atelier / The Little Indigo Museum), Takayuki Ishii (Awono-you), Hitoshi Kitamura / Miyuki Onishi (Konya Jin), and Keiichi Yoshikawa (Kyoto Hozu Indigo Atelier). We will also present indigo-dyed works by Yukinori Maeda and Sumiko Ishii of Kogei Punks Sha.

 

 

Makito Shindo (North Atelier / THE LITTLE INDIGO MUSEUM)

Since 2015, he has occupied the North Atelier of founding indigo dye artist Hiroyuki Shindo, where he works with liquid-ash fermentation, a method developed in ancient times. He aspires to make pieces that distill the beauty and mysterious charm of indigo for people to enjoy today. Hiroyuki Shindo established the Matsugasaki Atelier in Kyoto in April 1972. He founded the North Atelier, in Miyama, in April 1981, where he later opened the Little Indigo Museum in April 2005.

 

Takayuki Ishii (Awono-you)

Indigo-dyeing began with an interest in sustainable design. Learned dying from Noriyuki Murata, liquid-ash fermentation from Fumiko Sato, Nagaita-chougata (stencil dyeing) from Matsubara Yoshichi, Ise-style carving (dyed-pattern paper) from Akio Takai, and crafts from Brian Whitehead. He built an atelier with his wife in the mountainous area of Kanagawa prefecture. Indigo cultivation, making *sukumo, liquid-ash fermentation and dyeing techniques such as stencil dyeing, squeezing, drawing, and wax dyeing. No chemicals are used throughout the process of indigo cultivation and dyeing.

 

Hitoshi Kitamura and Miyuki Onishi (Konya Jin)

Soil composition, cultivation of indigo grass, making *sukumo, and indigo dyeing. It is a wonder how the indigo color is born out of the flow of time and natural processes. It is the joy of witnessing this wondrous transformation that is at the root of our activities. *Sukumo made in Tokushima prefecture. Liquid-ash fermentation and traditional Japanese indigo dyeing learned in Tochigi prefecture.

 

Keiichi Yoshikawa (Kyoto Hozu Indigo Atelier)

He has been involved in indigo dyeing for more than 30 years. He revived the phantom Kyoto indigo and then moved to Kameoka city. He rented a tenement house on the banks of the Hozu River to establish the “Hozu Indigo Research Institute” and restore Kyoto Indigo. Indigo cultivation, making *sukumo, liquid-ash fermentation and dyeing. He also dyes Ryukyu indigo by powdered indigo (Doroai).

 

*Sukumo indigo is a slowly fermented dye.

 

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

Exhibition period:

July 4 − July 12, 2020

Open 12pm – 6pm

Temporary Closed: July 3

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

 

gallery Hakuden

Exhibition period:

July 18 − July 26, 2020

Open 11am − 6pm

7 Moriyamada, Kyotamba-cho, Funaigun, Kyoto

T. +81 (0)771 82 1782

 

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Ryukyu indigo dyed blook printing khadi by Kyoto Hozu Indigo Atelier

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Ryugu no Yusuraume

Nov 17, 2020 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 
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  About four years ago, I planted Yusuraume (Nanking cherry) tree next to the Ryugu’s entranceway. A few days before planting the tree, Mr. Yasuhide Ono of Utsushiki gave me a very beautiful and clear Himalayan crystal. Some believe that if you plant a tree with granite underneath the roots and a crystal in the center of the roots, the tree will grow to look like a dragon’s lair. When planting this Yusuraume, I buried Mr. Ono’s crystal along with the granite. The Yusuraumehas become a lovely symbol of the Ryugu. The other day, I tried wrapping a beautifully embroidered arm clo…[Read more]

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