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2020-10

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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Ryugu no Surunashi

Oct 23, 2020 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 

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Lantern fruit in a small-handled pot by Takashi Ichikawa

 

The mountains that surround the Ryugu are rich with natural forests.

When I enter the mountains, I find a hardy kiwi vine clinging to a big tree.

Climb the tree, chew on the hardy kiwifruit, fill the basket and go back down the mountain.

Let’s give some to the monkey and still there’s a lot left.

The hardy kiwifruit is small, sweet and sour, and is said to be the oldest type of kiwi.

In the field around Ryugu, I spot so many lantern fruits. They seen to be a European variety.

I enjoy their mellow flavor and unique aroma. They have a soft and supple sweetness.

These autumn mountains and fields are like jewel boxes full of fruit.

 

September 20, 2020

AAWAA

 

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Smoked Sarunashi in a smoker

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COSMIC WONDER
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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COSMIC WONDER
Spiritual Discourse
Beautiful Mud dyed wool collection

Oct 12, 2020 | NEWS 

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Beautiful Mud dyed ash colored melton wool haori robe

 

We are pleased to present the Mud dyed wool collection of the 2020 Autumn and Winter collection “Spiritual Discourse” from Saturday, October 17 and at the Online Store from Monday, October 19. The Mud dyed wool collection including melton wool haori robe, V-necked top and dress, Gathered pants and skirt. The beautiful colors are created by mud-dyeing. Mud dyeing is a traditional dyeing method used on Amami Oshima Island. 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. We expressed the colors of Rose, Ancient soil and Ash by mud-dyeing.

 

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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