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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7 Moriyamada, Kyotanba-cho, Funai-gun, Kyoto
Fish drying hut, Okidomari area, Shimane Prefecture
(circa 1945-30, when Fuji-fu (wisteria cloth) fishing nets were in use)