Botanical store “Qusamura” located in Hiroshima, collaborates with 11 artists to introduce “Qusamura Art T-shirts.”
Under the wishes of the store “to express the charms of happy plants, similar to art, to as many people as possible,” contemporary artist Makoto Aida, architect Jun Aoki, photographer Miyako Ishiuchi, interior designer Masamichi Katayama, ceramic artist Ryoji Koie, musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, contemporary artist Jiro Takamatsu, artist group Chim↑Pom, art director Hideki Nakajima, photographer Daido Moriyama and contemporary artist Ryan Gander participate in the project. Hideki Nakajima handles the package designs as well.
Each design is specially created for this project and comes printed with an edition number. 12 designs will be sold in quantities of 50 each, and Daido Moriyama created T-shirts “Misawa” will be available in units of 100. A total of 700 T-shirts will be on sale limitedly. Available in 4 sizes: S, M and L for men and one size for women. Costs 6,090 yen each.
The T-shirts will go on sale from July 20 at Qusamura Cube Hiroshima store (address: 1F, 1-34 Misasakitamachi Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi) and its online store. From Aug. 10, the T-shirts will be sold at certain BEAMS stores. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Nihon Ayeaye Fund, a group that works on protecting the environment of Madagascar, where the destruction of nature is severe.
Qusamura was founded by Kohei Oda last year. Under the concept “plants that look happy,” Oda travels throughout Japan to select plants, and he decorates them with unique pottery to bring out the expressions of each.