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2019-07

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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COSMIC WONDER
Harmonic Meditation
Arts and Crafts

Jul 16, 2019 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

Harmonic Meditation Arts and Crafts

 

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

 

Arts and Crafts

 

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Curator

COSMIC WONDER / Yukinori Maeda

 

Artists

Hiroki Tashiro

Yasuhide Ono

Miyakono Yasuda

Masaru Kawai

Kaoru Yokoo

CATHERINA EMIW

COSMIC WONDER

rinn to hitsuji

 

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COSMIC WONDER
Harmonic Meditation
Garments

Jul 11, 2019 | COSMIC WONDER COLLECTION 

 

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

 

LOOKBOOK

 

Art Direction: COSMIC WONDER
Photography: Ai Nakagawa
Hair and Makeup: Akiko Gamou
Model: Aiko Koike, Masaho Anotani, Minami Ooba

 

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