Harmonic Meditation

Sep 06, 2019 | EVENT 



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


We are pleased to present the exhibition; COSMIC WONDER “Harmonic Meditation”.
The exhibition will feature new clothes of collection, include arts and crafts, available for purchase,
produced under the theme”Harmonic Meditation”, by artists curated by Yukinori Maeda, Cosmic Wonder.

Garments by 

Arts and crafts by
Hiroki Tashiro (Sculpture)
Yasuhide Ono (Accessory)
Miyakono Yasuda (Earthware)
Masaru Kawai (Woodwork)
Kaoru Yokoo (Repair clothes)
CATHERINE EMIW (Old instruments)
rinn to hitsuji (Candle)

We will be given to the purchaser Harmonic Meditation’s bag made from Indian hand-woven cotton Khadi.

(It will end as soon as it is gone.)


Exhibition period:
September 14 – October 10, 2019


Openning tea:
Saturday, September 14 / 3pm – 5pm



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Masaru Kawai
by trees

Jul 16, 2019 | EVENT 



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


Saturday, August 3 / 9:00am – 11:00am

Reservation required / Number of seats: 15

4,500 JPY (All the seats are booked.)




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.


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.


Shiori Goto

After Bhutan restaurant and Vegetable restaurant, became independent in 2012.

Based in Setagaya, Tokyo, as catered food and catering chef.


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Takashi Ichikawa
Playing Wara with Chaguruma, Tea tools and Plants

May 30, 2019 | EVENT 



Tea is a tree.

The tea planting of 1000 years of age, the origin of tea production in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan , was a tea plant that looked up.

The tea planting of Sichuan tea leaves in Chaozhou was a tea plantation.

Both the small round tea of Taiwan tea and the thin long tea of Chinese tea return to the shape of leaves at the time of tea.

The tea was a leaf.


When tasting tea, the aroma, taste, bitterness, astringency, and afterglow spread in the mouth.

The more you know about things related to tea serving manner, manners, tools, wabi, sabi, yin and yang, and tea, pretty deep.


Tea is a very interesting field with many elements to explore.

I want you to enjoy such tea lightly and to feel the taste of tea. How are you going? I have a good tea.

I served tea by “Chaguruma” which creates a place for tea outdoors regardless of the location.

I made “Chaguruma No.9”at last year. Also “Chaguruma No.10” at this year…


When I reconsider the tea as “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang (fire) and Human”, I feel the margin of imagination. It seems like something can be done.

Is there anything to replace “Leaf”of “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang (fire)and Human”with flowers, seeds, steams and roots?

What would happen if it were other plants than tea leaves? Feel various, try and return to tea, maybe…


In this exhibition, I’m pleased to present the pottery for roasting, toasting, baking, crushing, steaming, kneading etc…with a focus on Chaguruma and tea tools.


Takashi Ichikawa



We are pleased to present “Playing Wara with Chaguruma, tea tools and plants”, by Takashi Ichikawa, sell the new Chaguruma and tea tools.

On the first and second day of the exhibition, We will hold a tea ceremony “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang(fire)and Human” by Ichikawa, Cooking artist of Nao Uekusa and Sound artist of MAMIUMU.

*Chaguruma: Mobile storing table for exclusive use of the tea.



Exhibition period:

June 29 – July 7, 2019

*The artist will be attending on June 29 and 30.




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: June 19, June 28


Opening Event: 

A tea ceremony “Happening of Water, Leaf, Yang (Fire) and Human” 



Saturday, June 29 / 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm

Sunday, June 30 / 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm


Number of seats: 6 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

4,500 JPY (All the seats are booked.)



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COSMIC WONDER Khadi work Haori
“An Empty Vessel” Film Screening Party

May 22, 2019 | EVENT 


Khadi cotton “Farmoon” work haori


We are pleased to present work haori for “Farmoon” founder and owner-Chef Masayo Funakoshi, from the early summer collection of COSMIC WONDER”Celestial Aura”.

We will hold a film screening ”An Empty Vessel” which explores the memories of the land on the stage of Nara, with the present of work haori made of Indian hand-woven cotton Khadi and serves meals inspired “Celestial Aura” by Masayo Funakoshi.


This event will be held as a related event of the Pop up store.




Saturday, June 1, 2019

7pm − 9pm




9 Higashi-kubota cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyou-ku, Kyoto


Number of seats:

30 / Reached the fixed number



Please feel free to contact “STARDUST”.

*We stopped accepting applications for this event.


Curated by:







June 1 – 9, 2019


Opening Talk:

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Cosmic Wonder Yukinori Maeda and STARDUST Kana Shimizu / Guest: Farmoon Masayo Funakoshi.



An Empty Vessel (Japanese title: Kara no Utsuwa)

Year 2016. Chef Masayo Funakoshi goes to Nara, Japan. She is now in front of the camera sharing stories taking place from Japan’s ancient land.  With an anthropological and artistic approach to discovering Nara, follow her as she explores the roots and culture of the land’s faith and food.  Watch her as she creates links as she collects and explores “materials” from her quest,  going beyond the boundaries of presenting just a meal. A collaborative feature-length documentary featuring Hiroo Ninomiya as Director, Cinematography from Masato Indo and original music score from Takeo Toyama. Pre-released in Paris in 2018, this will be the second screening in Japan following a successful showing at Wanderers Studio. (Japanese/English subtitles/ Running time: 79 minutes / Production: FOOD CARAVAN)


Masayo Funakoshi

Farmoon Owner-Chef 

Upon majoring in Sculpture at Pratt Institute, feeling inspired with the expression of cooking, Masayo attends culinary school in New York City. Funakoshi continues to learn how to cook at one of New York City’s most esteemed kitchens, Blue Hill, and travels on to Europe and regions of Asia to explore food culture and cooking. Her travels take her across the Pacific Ocean as chef for an Australian cruise ship, as well as chef for a long-established hotel in Bali. Masayo returns to Japan as director and head chef to open kiln, a restaurant located in central Kyoto. In May 2018, Masayo opened her own atelier, tea salon, private restaurant, Farmoon.

She is also active in global and local projects relating to topics such as food anthropology, art and design.



Farmoon / Instagram



An Empty Vessel, 2016, ©︎narafoodcaravan

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“Ryugu” Masonry Traditional Repair Work Course

May 08, 2019 | EVENT 



We are pleased to present “Masonry Traditional Repair Work Course” with Jun Nishikawa of landscape coordinator and Kazuo Akao of repairing a masonry at Miyama, Kyoto.

We will rebuild the collapsed masonry and work on improvement around the masonry so that the masonry will not collapse in the future.


A year ago, when Nishikawa visited Yukinori Maeda’s atelier Ryugu”, I consulted Nishikawa about the fact that the masonry was broken.

“I want to repair the broken masonry, I do not want to use concrete to solidify the masonry if possible…because the finish is natural and is environmentally friendly”.

“Old people did not use concrete… I want to restore it in the old way”. We repeated discussion with Akao about how to repair and how to maintain it.

As well as rebuilding the masonry, we will do repair work including the cause of the breakage, and we will disclose the basics of how to pile the stone and work to the local people and those who are in trouble. 




May 15 − May 21, 2019 / 9am − around 5pm


15th (Wed.): Preparation of work, Square stone partial dismantling removal

16th (Thu.): Square stone partial reloading

17th (Fri.): Building improvement work

18th (Sat.): Masonry restoration work

19th (Sun.): Masonry restoration work

20th (Mon.): Improvement work on surrounding area of masonry

21st (Tue.): Adjustment date, Clean up



Kayabuki-no-sato, Miyama, Kyoto (National preservation district of historic buildings)



2,000 JPY ( Fee is uniform regardless of the number days)



500 JPY (Indian Curry and Original dishes etc by Cooking department of Kousagisya farm)


Recruitment number:

5~8 (each day)


Apply in e-mail. Send your name, telephone number, address to the following address.

*We stopped accepting applications for this event.



Kazuharu Wakao

Director of Art Land Limited.

He is good at landscaping civil engineering work using natural stone and natural materials in consideration of the environment.

Manufacturing Meister, Director of regeneration of the earth in Kanto-Koshinetsu region.


Jun Nishikawa

Landscape department of Kousagisya.

Working in environment-friendly agriculture in Chino-sho, Mie prefecture.

He had been coordinating environment harmonic gardening.


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Celestial Festival

May 07, 2019 | EVENT 



Beautiful Festival of Stars

From holy me

From holy you

Shine light of universe

Echoing the light sound of heaven and earth


Now We are playing to live in harmony with everything on this star.

We are enjoying it as the earth is rising. A lot of lights dance from the sky, and we are entering a new era.

We are pleased to present all Space Blessing Festival “Celestial Festival” at Center for COSMIC WONDER.


Mirei Hattori will be poetry reading and Facilitator, Hoshi-no-bouzu tells us the voices of the shining stars, 

Feminyan reads the stars of the Heaven and leads them to a beautiful dimension.

Art sound unit “Jue and Anoa” will perform a primitive performance.




Saturday, May 25, 2019

1pm − around 4pm




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm 

*It will be open from 3:30pm on the 25th.


Number of seats:

70 / Reached the fixed number

5,000 JPY

*We stopped accepting applications for this event.




Hoshi-no-bouzu write stories from the star’s voices, while farming in Saku, Nagano Prefecture.



Feminyan uses western astrology, oriental four pillars of destiny and feng shui to understand the resonance with stars and nature, read through each person’s life drawing.


Mirei Hattori

Autor, Chief Editor of “murmur magazine”, Poet.


Jue and Anoa

Art sound unit of MAMIUMU (sound artist) and Yukinori Maeda (Contemporary artist and Founder of Cosmic Wonder).


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Japanese handcrafted Baskets
Part Ⅳ

Apr 27, 2019 | EVENT 


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




Exhibition period:

May 11 − May 19, 2019




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.



Japanese wingnut tree basket and flower vase, Akita Prefecture

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Celestial Aura

Mar 06, 2019 | EVENT 


Organic cotton light lawn Lac and Catechu herbal dyed gray-moon mythic wrapped dress 


We are pleased to present 19S/S collection “Celestial Aura” at Center for COSMIC WONDER.


New items has be available from comfortable Linen, Kadhi and Organic cotton’s beautiful Mythic dress collection.

Dyeing from Sumi-dyed Sumikuro, Lac herbal dyed amethyst, Lac and Catechu herbal dyed gray-moon, precious Ryukyu indigo grown on Okinawa island etc.



from Saturday, March 16


Opening reception:

Saturday, March 16 / 4pm − 6pm




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: March 11 − 15


We will serve special sweets “Celestial Jelly” by Yoshihiro Ishida of “Shizuku”.


We will offer Kadhi bag to purchaser.

*Limited quantity

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Kaoru Yokoo
The Awakening Universe

Dec 10, 2018 | EVENT 


Waist-gathered dress with lace like beard and like moss 


We are pleased to present Kaoru Yokoo repaired the clothes of Cosmic Wonder’s “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.

Tea room “Yokoo and A.K Labo” will be opened for only opening day at the 3rd exhibition.

A.K Labo of Kichijoji makes special production using the ingredients of Cosmic Wonder’s production base Miyama, Kyoto.


Please enjoy Kaoru Yokoo’s repaired clothes collection “The Awakening Universe” of the beautiful technique and her creative worldview.



Exhibition period:

December 15 − December 24, 2018

*The artist will be attending on December 15

*It will end as soon as it is sold out.




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm


Opening Event:

Tearoom “Yokoo and A.K Labo”

Saturday, December 15 / 11:30am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm

Number of seats: 4 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

2,500 JPY



Kaoru Yokoo

1979 Born in Tokyo.

Active mainly on rectification by handwork such as embroidery or the crochet.


Patisserie A.K Labo

French confectionery store opened in Kichijoji in 2003.

French local sweet and traditional confectionery.

We will serve daily snacks.

There is also a cafe and gallery.



Wrapped dress with hand-embroidered like rice cooked in the earthenware pot

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yasuhide ono

Nov 07, 2018 | EVENT 



I am making jewelry using minerals, old materials that passed the time.

That piece produced by Mother Earth is a condensation of thousands, tens of thousands of years time

I wear a part of the earth 

The origins of jewelry as a magical way rather than as an organizing purpose

It started as an amulet that protects us from foreign enemies

It was later used as a symbol of authority around the world

From there it became a decorative item until the present age

It was to measure differentiation from others to dress up

How was the meaning of things originally born

It was because the relationship between things was meaningful

It seems that its relationship has diminished in this modern era

I want to regain that relationship again 

I an making it with such feelings


Act of knitting

One braid knitting is time volume

Respect for possible minerals

I can put it in one braid

To shave stones

To make it look more beautiful

The strength seen in the roughness of the gemstone is also

The translucency which looks delicate as it seems to be broken

The existence which combines the properties of both polarities

Melt the gold and make the mold and put the stone

It will sometimes walk together the life 

It is not gorgeous 

It is like raising a cuddling feeling for that person’s daily life

I would like to keep making such things.


Having a place where people and objects are connected

I moved the residence to the countryside

Produce in a place surrounded by nature

To the gallery that remodeled the poultry house of 80 years and worked as a studio is a place where old things and new things mix

Modern values of discarding to destroy when it gets old

You can still use it if you add a little

There is the history of the former owner and there is beauty that added time

I’m deeply aware of Japan while traveling the world

Distinctive values such as rustling and lonely


Postwar Japan seeks economic development

It continued to pursue its culture and values as aiming for the United States and Europe

But as a result it is losing aesthetic sense of your country

Western religious views seeking one god

Difference in religious view of Japan that finds God everywhere in the nature of 8 million gods

Oriental and Western culture, values, view of religion, aesthetic sense etc.

We recognize the difference between them and hybridize in various ways

Old items of foreign countries in a country are arranged side by side

Made using materials such as earth, wood, iron, paper, cloth, glass, plants

A place to express works created throughout the life of the producer

As a place to connect people and people,

People and things, things and things

I will continue to learn interesting and learn from now

I seriously dream about a bright peaceful future

And I want to have a love and a passion


love & happy & peace & freedom

yasuhide ono



We are pleased to present “Utsushiki” by Yasuhide Ono at Center for COSMIC WONDER.


Yasuhide Ono creates unique and beautiful jewelry combining various techniques using crystal and minerals.

The delicate ones, mainly minerals will connect the earth, the universe, and the sprit world here, contain what is to be worn by the ancient wisdom and what is intended to build the future and an obvious intention.

In addition, Ono made a space called “Utsushiki” in the village located between Fukuoka city and kita-kyusu.

It was dotted with works produced by Ono, old tools brought back from Japan and India, warm clothes of hands, proposing delicious food, Ono’s workshop, and the lives of his own family it depends on space, A space of “Utsushiki” appears together with Yasuhide Ono at Center for COSMIC WONDER.



Exhibition period:

November 16 − November 25, 2018

*The artist will be attending on November 16, 17




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: November 15


Opening Reception:

Friday, November 16 / 5pm − 6pm

The performance of old instruments by Mirai Matsumoto and Maika of baobab in Oita prefecture.



Saori Tashiro “Utsusiki” Tea ceremony:

Friday, November 16 / 11:30am, 2pm

Saturday, November 17 / 11:30am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm

Number of seats: 4 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

3,000 JPY



Yasuhide Ono

Born in 1985

Started the career of accessory making in the world wandering

Warmth of handmade without the same thing as one  in the world, to convey the charm and history of natural stone, he make it with goal to be involved in everyday life of as many people as possible

From hand to hand, to that person’s special things


Saori Tashiro

Born in Shizuoka 1984

Emigrated to Miyawaka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture in 2014

atelier gallary”Utushiki” is start working on a personal activity at the same time 

She is interested in spices and herbs

Ayurveda leaning at a hospital in SriLanka

Currently, Tea ceremonies with herbs held in various places



maika / Fiddle, Fidel, Vocal
Mirai Matsumoto / Guitar, Citol, Runessanse Guitar, Vocal

Expression of Old instrument, Modern instruments, Irish, Ancient music, Folk with free arrangement and style.
We are transmitting the air and the season moving through our days, the scenery and feeling we have found in the countryside life as.
The album made by independent production records a long seller in an indie scene.
Every summer, in the forest of Katerina, we organize the whole forest itself, sponsoring the music festival “Sing Bird Concert” which forcuses on the integration of the natural environment with people, music, art and living.
It collects a lot of sympathizers and it is the core of expressive communication from the area.
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Takashi Ichikawa
“Chaguruma and form afterword and Tools of Tea”

Oct 09, 2018 | EVENT 



Taking a cup of tea again, it seems to be an event of “Earth, Water, Leaves, Sun and Fire”, feeling fresh appeal to tea, I started to make teaware and tea pleasant tools and “Chaguma and subsequent forms and tools of tea”.

When I noticed, it seemed to me that there were a lot of clothing, food and dwelling “Earth, Water, Leaves, Sun and Fire”.

Among them, the role of fire and water is large, it is too wide to clean up with the word of natural material, it is natural, it feels difficult to see.

Therefore, I would like you to enjoy “Fire, Water and Plants”with tea and sweets during the exhibition.


Takashi Ichikawa



Following “Chaguruma”* of the last year, we are pleased to present Takashi Ichikawa “Chaguruma and form afterword and Tools of Tea” exhibition at Center for COSMIC WONDER.


Ichikawa has completed making tea utensils “Chaguruma No.1” for taking out to fields and forests, and continues to produce tea-packed tools that are adapted to the various tea places now. 

The background was the appearance of “Cha-rry” shaped like a trunk and “Cha-unter” which can play tea on river moistened the senses and heart of guests.

Mr. Ichikawa speaks of tea while feeling “Earth and Water, Leaves, Yang and Fire”.It may be in the pleasures of spreading consciousness heading there, discovering the connection to the universe in the space of tea and tea.


In addition, Ichikawa is doing the project of “Cha-yu-ki” to communicate the charm of tea with friends who love tea with the trip.

Ichikawa hold tea ceremonies in Sendai, Czech Republic, Guizhou, Jingdezhen, Sichuan, Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Xian, Wuyishan.

The record of a tea ceremony that is beautifully shaking in a magnificent journey thorough the connection of tea is published  “Cha-yu-ki” in this year.


We will exhibit and sell the new tea tools in this exhibition.

On the first day of the exhibition, We will hold a tea ceremony “Fire and Water with Plants” by Ichikawa, Cooking artist of Nao Uekusa and Sound artist of MAMIUMU.


*Chaguruma: Mobile storing table for exclusive use of the tea



Exhibition period:

October 27 – November 4, 2018

*The artist will be attending on October 27 and 28




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 15, October 26



A tea ceremony “Fire and Water with Plants” 


Saturday, October 27 / 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm

Number of seats: 6 in each time / Reached the fixed number.

4,500 JPY



Nao Uekusa

Vegetable and Dry matter and Condiment. She mainly cook vegetable dish after feeling the season.

Food packed, Catering, and Cooking class. Live in Tokyo. Activity name is“Biwa”



A voice by its own utterance method. Performances using instruments and tools such as glass harp, Liar, Flute, Drum, Tree, Stone, Metallic ringing etc.

It appear the time and space of the sound, to become one and create.




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Elein Fleiss 

Oct 03, 2018 | EVENT 



It refers to the loss of an old friend very recently, someone that was very important for me, for my relationship to life in general and to poetry and literature. He used to publish magazines that were different from everything else, his fields were more life & politics. He had a big influence on many people in France. He died at 77 years old. His name was Michel Butel.


The title also refers to the world itself, that is disappearing. I am writing these lines in the Black Forest (in Germany), surrounded by green mountains, an astonishing landscape, but 30 km from here there is Fessenheim, a giant power plant, very old, that should have been closed long ago, according to many people this zone can become like Tchernobyl anytime now. 


I also live 80 km from a power plant. Last year it had some leaks. Even though I try to live in harmony with the world I always think of the past and our future that I can only see very dark.

In a way I disappeared myself from a certain world, from my previous life and from Paris.


Elein Fleiss



We are pleased to present “Disappearing”, by Elein Fleiss, a selection of her photographs alongside images and text from her archives.


A free-moving memory is constructed from a web of journals, accounts, and encounters. She recalls the words of her old friend Michel Butel:

“I considered the press/journalism, and I still do – I conceive that it is strange, and with years passing by even more strange, considering what the press became – at the same level of an artwork. I thought and still think that a magazine can be as beautiful as an artwork and be as important, for those who make it as well as those who read it, as art pieces or films…” *


Elein co-founded the magazine Purple, which she edited from the 1990s through the early 2000s, followed by The Purple Journal from 2003 to 2007. Currently living in a country town in the southwest of France, she continues her engagement with writing and photography.


For this exhibition, we are also pleased to announce “Autre Temps”, a collaboration between Elein Fleiss and COSMIC WONDER.

In recent years, Elein has turned her attention to collecting old clothes so an idea was born to have COSMIC WONDER’s Yukinori Maeda and Miyakono Yasuda reconfigure some of the pieces she found.


Sumi is made from the soot from burnt pine 

The life of the tree passes into the ink

In Korea, the monk’s robe is dyed with Sumi

An attempt to bind the tree and the clothes with ink


Yukinori Maeda


*A conference at Salon de la Revue (periodical fair), 2007 



Elein Fleiss

Elein Fleiss was born in April 1968 in Boulogne-Billancourt. She now lives in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val after leaving Paris ten years ago. 

Since 1989 she has been organizing exhibitions, publishing magazines, directing some super-8 films, taking lots of photographs, writing texts…

Her photographs have been published in various magazines, in two books (One Star Press and Poetry of Sex), and have been exhibited in Japan as well as at the French Cultural Institutes of Turino and Milano, and, more recently, at the Happy Baby Gallery (Crissier, Switzerland) and at Etxe Nami (Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France).



Exhibition period:

October 16 - October 25, 2018


“Autre Temps” Performance:

Tuesday, October 16 / 4pm − 5pm

*The collection of “Autre Temps” will be on sale from 5pm on October 16.

*These are all limited items. 




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

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Closed: October 15



Elein Fleiss “Disappearing”

Proposal: Nakako Hayashi (Editor of here and there)

Production: Elein Fleiss, COSMIC WONDER

Cooperation: Nobuhiro Shimura (Contemporary Artist), Stephen Sprott

Organized by COSMIC WONDER

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