Lightness of Light

Oct 31, 2017 | News 


Graphic design by Kazunari Hattori

Photography by Yuki Kimura


We were pleasure to hold the 20th anniversary Special Exhibition COSMIC WONDER “Lightness of Light” at Iwami Art Museum.


COSMIC WONDER was initiated in 1997 as a conceptual project comprising diverse modes of expression from of clothing, artwork, and publishing to performance. This retrospective exhibition held to commemorate COSMIC WONDER’s 20th anniversary, introduces representative works from their collections presented in Paris from 2000 to 2009, along with valuable materials including photographic documents and look books.

*From Release of Iwami Art Museum



Exhibition period:

November 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018



Iwami Art Museum

5-15 Ariake-cho, Masuda-shi, Shimane-ken, 698-0022 JAPAN (Tel: +81-0856-31-1860)

Hours: 10am − 6:30pm (No Entry into exhibition rooms after pm 6)

Closed: Tuesdays (except for January 2) , December 28 − January 1.


Opening talk: “COSMIC WONDER | Tozai Kokon | East meets West”

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 / 2:30pm −

Venue: Shimane Arts Center “Grandtoit”, Main Hall Foyer

Capacity: 60 (by order of application)

Fee: Free Admission (however, an exhibition ticket or museum passport is required)

Speakers: Yukinori Maeda, Nakako Hayashi


As a guest speaker we welcome editor and writer Nakako Hayashi who has been involved in the editing of Shiseido’s corporate culture magazine Hanatsubaki, and is recognized for her 2011 publication Kakucho suru Fashion (Expanding Fashion) and the exhibition that originated from it. Hayashi will be in conversation with Yukinori Maeda, founder of COSMIC WONDER, to reflect on the history and development of the project through the years, as well as the prospects it envisions for the future.

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COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Panks sha 
“Omizue: Iwamino-Kamito-mizu ” The first edition

May 18, 2017 | News 



An art document “Omizue: Iwamino-Kamito-mizu ” is being published on the occasion of the exhibition, August 2016 at Iwami art Museum.

This book includes an introduction of various tools for Omizue,Yurie Nagashima’s photographs, text by Kogei Punks Sha, Naoto Ishii, Kenji Mukunoki (Shimane Art museum) and Risa Hirota (Iwami Art museum).

All contents of the work” Omizue: Iwamino-kamito-mizu” are collected.

Cover paper is letterpress on Jadoshi (Sekishu-Washi is used by Iwami Kagura). Composed of mimeograph printing, a piece of Washi from Paper koromo attached.



Released on May 18, 2017


Book concept: Kogei Punks Sha


21cm x 26.5cm
53 Pages
300 copies


Published by Iwami Art museum

Available from Iwami Art museum, Center for COSMIC WONDER, gallery Hakuden


Order at Online Store

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Light Years
Winter preparations

Oct 07, 2016 | News 



COSMIC WONDER “Light Years” winter items are now available at the Center for COSMIC WONDER.


Herbal dyed pure sheep’s melton coat and dress, pure sheep’s thick melton woolen haori-coat, mountain wool knit garment, Tasmanian premium wool knit garment, naturally tanned leather folk shoes.


With season’s fresh cup of tea, we look forward to your visiting.

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Koromo of summer

Apr 29, 2016 | News 



Spring / Summer all items are now available at the Center for COSMIC WONDER and Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store.


In a beautiful season, we sincerely look forward to your visiting.



5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open 11am – 7pm | Closed on Wednesdays

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

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Nihonno Ishi
Elemental Enjoyment

Dec 11, 2015 | News 



Finely selected natural stone accessories from various regions of Japan are available at Center for COSMIC WONDER from 12th December, 2015.



5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open 11am – 7pm | Closed on Wednesdays (We are open on Wednesday, December 23)

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866


*Center for COSMIC WONDER will be closed for the Year-end and New Year Holidays from Monday, December 28, 2015 until Sunday, January 3, 2016. (Closed at 6pm on December 27)

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Herbal dyed pure woolen collection

Nov 11, 2015 | News 



Made of 100% pure sheep’s light melton. Colors are produced with herbal dyes ; areca catechu for beige and brown, logwood for navy and black.


All the COSMIC WONDER 2015 winter items are now available.



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COSMIC WONDER with Kogei Punks Sha
Kamino-hikarino-awa Water Ceremony
Art book

Oct 24, 2015 | News 



A limited edition art book “Kamino-hikarino-awa Water Ceremony” published on the occasion of the exhibition “MIERU kami“, 2015. Composed of letterpress and mimeograph printing. Limited edition of  250 copies.


The special edition includes the art book, a color print by Yurie Nagashima, a piece of 8mm film by Nobuhiro Shimura. All are housed together in a paulownia wood box. Limited edition of 15 copies.


Available from Center for COSMIC WONDER, Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store
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