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On Feb 2, Japan’s living national treasure and dye artist Fukumi Shimura opened her exhibit titled “Fukumi Shimura - Regression to Horo” at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
Sarasa Nishijin, located in Kyoto, Japan, is a cafe that was created by renovating a Japanese communal bath house (sento in Japanese) dating back to the Taisho period.
The Bijuu hotel located in Shijo-Kawaramachi of Kyoto with the view of Higashiyama and Kamo River opened in 2014 and is managed by the Murakami Jyu Honten
Kohchosai Kosuga says, “The one thing that remains the same is our mission to expand the possibilities of bamboo and elevate its value.”
Kaikado specializing in handmade tea caddies welcomes its 140th anniversary and its collection of tea caddies became a part of the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Hosoo, specializing in Nishijin weaves, is making quite a name in the luxury brand market. Top-notch brands such as Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton have requested the company to handle the interior designs of their gorgeous boutiques.
In 2012, successors of Japanese traditional crafts came together to form the creative unit “Go On.” The unit’s mission is to preserve the skills and experiences of traditions and pave the way for the future.
The final artworks titled “Reposing Souls” of commercial photographer Sakae Takahashi, who passed away this September, is currently on exhibit at Gallery Sugata.
- Where is the balance between fashion and art in the world of creation?
- I see stories and the passing of time reflected in your designs. What are your inspiration sources?
The first series of participating artists for “PARASOPHIA: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015” has been announced. The festival will be held next year from Mar 7 to May 10.
We interviewed Tomoko Fujii of Tomihiro Senko and Ryuji Otani, designer for BARCOS J LINE.
The “Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion” exhibit is open at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto until May 11.
The exhibit “Edo Sakura Renaissance & Banquet” by art aquarium producer Hidetomo Kimura has opened at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall.
Flying Tiger Copenhagen under Zebra Japan will open its first store in Kyoto. At “Kyoto Bal Annex” (tentative) at the address: Kawaramachi-Sanjo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto.
As the prelude to “PARASOPHIA: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015,” a large scale video installation titled “The Refusal of Time” by South African artist William Kentridge will be revealed from Feb 8 to Mar 16.
“Arashiyama Hanatouro in Kyoto 2013” opened on Dec 14. Lights beautifully illuminate the natural landscape of Saga-Arashiyama and the cultural and historic heritages in the area. Until Dec 23.
“Ginza Fashion Week Re-Design Exhibit with Kabuki Costumes” presents a line-up of one of a kind dress and accessories made of textiles ordinarily used only for Kabuki costumes. Available at the Terrace/Terrace Court on the 9th floor of Ginza Mitsukoshi.
They say fall is the season of art. So I decided to take a little art event tour of Kyoto before the opening of the Tokyo Fashion Week which began this Monday.
On Sept 26, Aesop opened a directly operated store in Kyoto (address: 97 Aburayacho Sanjo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku). Each store is designed by a different up-and-coming artist, and this time, Shinichiro Ogata of SIMPLICITY was called upon.
New York brand “Milly” opens 3 new stores in Japan this September. The store at Matsuya Ginza will open on Sept 3, the one at Ginza Mitsukoshi on Sept 4, and the one at Kyoto Takashimaya on Sept 6.
I’m uploading a few photos to update you on what I have been up to these days.
Emblems featuring goblins from Kyoto-based “KYO-TO-TO” are being sold as trendy items for the summer.
Ms. Keiko Oshino of Leather atelier “Rim” recommends design candy from Kyoto for gifts.
Today’s gift from Kyoto is introduced to us by the editor-in-chief of Keihanshin Lmagazine, Ms. Ayako Murase. She recommends the fukiyose from kelp specialty store Giboshi.
In today’s piece, we introduce Yosuga from Kamesuehiro, recommended by Mr. Isomoto of Art Nishimura Co., Ltd. The company is part of the over 450-year old Kyo-Yuzen kimono group “Chiso.”
The official Fashion Headline You Tube channel offers visuals of fashion brand Y’s show, which took place in Kyoto on May 25. The show was held as part of the event named “Fashion Cantata from KYOTO.”
Part 5 of the series introduces Hitomi Nagamatsu, the owner of “kou kyoto,” a store lining up western antique goods and works of contemporary writers. As a gift, Ms. Nagamatsu proposes inari and maki (roll) sushi, known as sukeroku in Japanese.
For our fourth piece, we introduce Miyuki Senou from the yagenbori group, which manages 10 dining facilities in Kyoto and Tokyo.
Our third piece introduces Mutsuko Sakurada, who manages a Michelin two-star restaurant “Sakurada.”
Our second piece introduces architect Kaori Fujii from Kyoto. She has handled the store designs of popular stores in the area, such as the restaurants: IL GHIOTTONE and Yonemura.
This piece is the opening act of a series of articles relating to Kyoto. In the series, we will introduce local people with refined taste and their favorite items from the area.
Japanese style sparkler fireworks produced by Kyoto Yuzen kimono brand “Chiso” (founded in 1555) hit stores once again. The popular fireworks are being sold
Arashiyama station in Kyoto, managed by Keifuku Electric Railroad Co.,Ltd. has been renewed by renowned designer Yasumichi Morita. In 2002, Morita handled part one of this renovation project to rebuild the station building.
Kifune (Kurama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto), known as a spiritual place of the Water God, introduces new craft beer “SUIGEN” made with its spiritual water. On sale from the end of June.
Textile maker of Japanese clothing “Hinaya Kyoto” publishes a styling book for kimono titled “Oatsurae Zine.”
Japanese restaurant “guiloguilo” (address: 8, rue Garreau 75018 Paris) was selected for hosting the best party in the 18th quartier of Paris during the annual “Fête de la musique” held on June 21st.
The much sought after anime “Uchoten Kazoku” will air on TOKYO MX, KBS Kyoto and Sun-TV, in turn from July 7th. The anime is created by P.A.WORKS, an animation studio, which has released many masterpieces to date.
Art event PARASOPHIA, Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 will be held at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, The Museum of Kyoto and other places from the beginning of March to the beginning of May 2015.
Isetan Shinjuku and textile maker HINAYA KYOTO collaborate with Tokyo designers to present yukata. The collaborated designs will be sold at the kimono promotional space
From June 1st, “steteco.com” exhibition is held at URBAN RESEARCH Kyoto Store until June 23rd and URBAN RESEARCH iD of Shibuya Lumine Men Store until June 16th.
Today’s piece is a special entry dedicated to David Bowie. News about the revival of collaborations is everywhere so let me write this from a completely different angle.
“Danganronpa Kibo no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Kokosei The Animation” (translation: “Danganronpa: Academy of Hope and High School Students of Despair The Animation”) will premiere in July 2013.
Outwear brand THE NORTH FACE’s Kyoto Store (71 Daikoku-cho, Yanagi Baba Higashiiru, Rokkaku-dori, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto) has been nominated for the category of excellent design for the outdoor advertisement of Kyoto Scenery Award 2013.
Model, artist and musician, Kate Sakai’s installation “Retro Amour” is held at the Isetan Girl Gallery on the 2nd floor of Isetan Shinjuku main building until May 23rd.
At HINAYA KYOTO Kiyomizu Gojozaka store, the brand matohu, which participates in Tokyo Collection, will open its time-limited store from Apr. 27th to May.6th.
Following “IOMIST Clear Lotion” introduced in January (priced at 2,500 yen), LITEC Corporation will present “IOMIST Essence Gel” (priced at 3,800 yen) at the beginning of April.
“KYOTO GRAPHIE International Photography Festival” will be held from Apr. 13th to May 6th.
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