Early summer season for bright pomegranate flowers.
We are pleased to announce the new arrivals of “North Village Light” collection on Saturday, June 3 at Center for COSMIC WONDER. Conductor bag and drawstring handbag with excellent comfort made of beautiful deerskin leather. Standard wallet, bifold wallet, card case, coin case, and circle case made of silver foil leather and light leather. New footwear proposal, pumps and folk shoes that inspired “Koshin” in Ancient Korean will be available.
We look forward to your visit.
A beautiful season of the fragrance of young leaves.
We are pleased to announce the new arrival of “North Village Light” collection on Saturday, May 27 at Center for COSMIC WONDER.
The collection, made of cotton paper voile, includes a classic doll shirt, a wrapped dress with unique sleeves shaped like a geometric space craft, and CW’s iconic large circle dress. Also, from the home collection Ryugu, large sleeve t-shirts and dresses in a combination of woven and cut organic cotton twill fabrics that feel great on the skin. Beautiful colors include Shell, Black, Beeswax, Jade, Sumi, and Ryukyu indigo.
We look forward to your visit.
COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Punks Sha
“NONO a native spirit of Kami and Cloth”, an exhibition commemorating the publication of the catalogue
We are pleased to announce the publication of the catalogue of the exhibition “NONO a native spirit of Kami and Cloth” by COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Punks Sha. The exhibition was held at the Shimane Iwami Art Museum in March 2021 and the catalogue is published by AKAAKASHA. In preparation for the exhibit, Kogei Punks Sha spent two years traveling around Japan and researching native fabrics, handmade papers, and sites where ancient spirits dwell. The exhibition was shaped by their unique interpretations of spirituality.
“NONO OMIZUE” was also held to capture what emerged from these experiences.
The catalogue is offset printed with additional stencil printing. The cover is letterpress printed on washi (paper) by Isao Nakamura of the Haigyu Area, Tokushima Prefecture, and bound by hand. Also included is a special insert of washi made of fibers from beaten taima-fu (hemp cloth) by Takaharu Maeda of Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture.
For this exhibition to launch the catalogue, we will display Kamikoromo (paper garments), Kamimino (paper raincoats), and tools made by COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Punks Sha for “NONO OMIZUE,” alongside a selection of native fabrics and bast fibers. Please take your time to enjoy the exhibition in the fresh greenery. The catalogue will be released at the Center for COSMIC WONDER on Saturday, May 27.
Exhibition catalogue “NONO a native spirit of Kami and Cloth”
Published: March 21, 2023 by AKAAKASHA
Book concept: Kogei Pankus Sha (Yukinori Maeda, Sumiko Ishii)
Design: Maki Yoshimura
Cover Washi: Isao Nakamura
First edition: 1000 copies
May 27 – June 3
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Fish drying hut, Okidomari area, Shimane Prefecture
(circa 1945-30, when Fuji-fu (wisteria cloth) fishing nets were in use)