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2019-04

Japanese handcrafted Baskets
Part Ⅳ

Apr 27, 2019 | EVENT 

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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

etc.

 

 

Exhibition period:

May 11 − May 19, 2019

 

Place:

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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.

 

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Japanese wingnut tree basket and flower vase, Akita Prefecture

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New Arrival
Kaoru Yokoo
The Awakening Universe

Apr 23, 2019 | NEWS 

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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.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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
COSMIC WONDER
Celestial Aura
Leather collection

Apr 18, 2019 | NEWS 

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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

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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
COSMIC WONDER
Celestial Aura
Khadi Cotton Work Garments

Apr 05, 2019 | NEWS 

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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.

 

Center for COSMIC WONDER

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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: April 17

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