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  • Jan 26, 23Information
    Notice of temporary closure

    Thank you for your continuous support of ARTS&SCIENCE.
    On Thursday, February 2nd, the following shops will be closed irregularly due to store maintenance. We apologize for the inconveniences and we thank you for your support.

    Thurs. February 2nd, 2023 / CLOSED

    【TOKYO】
    & SHOP AOYAMA

    【KYOTO】
    A&S KYOTO / & SHOP KYOTO

    【FUKUOKA】
    A&S FUKUOKA


    ※A&S Aoyama is currently closed due to renovation. Please see here for details.
    ※All other A&S direct shops will be operate on normal business hours.

    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Jan 16, 23Event
    Jewelry Shop

    An A&S limited time, “Jewelry Shop” will open from Friday, January 13. The location of this temporary shop will be at WHITE BOX, A&S’ multi-purpose exhibition space across the street from Nezu Mueseum. We are showing items from various jewelry brands until the end of February.

    Throughout January, we will feature jewelry brands from Japan including muska, Pfütze and mariko tsuchiyama. These domestic brands are not always available to see at our shops in the Aoyama location. We welcome you to come see the items in person at this special opportunity.

    TITLE
    Jewelry Shop
    DATE
    January 13th (Friday) – February 26th (Sunday) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    WHITE BOX
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Jan 5, 23Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2023”

    A semi-custom order event for bespoke shoe brand〈MARQUESS〉will be held at A&S Fukuoka from Friday, January 13th.

    At this opportunity we are accepting semi-orders from leather color options of your choice in 7 different shoe styles. Rare special leathers that are not part of the usual lineup including crocodile, are also available to order. Designer, Kawaguchi will be present at the shop for two days, January 14th (Sat.) and 15th (Sun). This is a rare opportunity for visitors to consider a personal order while directly consulting with the designer about fits and personal foot issues if you have. If you already own a pair of MARQUESS shoes purchased at A&S, we would like you to wear them when visiting the shop. Kawaguchi will let you know the condition of your worn-in shoes and give you his personal advice.


    【About this event】
    - Semi-custom orders are for women’s sizes only (UK sizes: 3 - 3 1/2 – 4 - 4 1/2 – 5 - 5 1/2 -6 - 6 1/2).
    - Visitors are required to wear a mask and disinfect their hands with the alcohol antiseptics installed at the entrance.

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2023”
    DATE
    January 13th (Fri.) — 22nd (Sun.) 2023 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Designer presence: January 14th (Sat.) & 15th (Sun.)
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
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    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Jan 5, 23Event
    Mitsuhiro Yazawa “Shikki Lacquerware”

    Mitsuhiro Yazawa is a lacquerware artist based in Kamakura, Japan.

    Yazawa has designed and created lacquerwares, by extensively testing the properties of natural elements, wood and lacquer. He creates tableware that is functional and realizes its existence in everyday scenes at the home. Yazawa's pottery, is influenced by simple and primal wares from Jomon pottery. The end results in a ware with a gentle and warm feeling that deepens in features the more you use it.

    At this occasion, HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto, introduces a selection of beautiful vessels Mitsuhiro Yazawa created from years of experience and cultivated techniques.

    At the same time, other lacquerwares presented by Arts & Science, including works by Kenichi Seki, will be on display. The items are a perfect addition for this beginning of the new year. We look forward to your visit.

    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Lacquerware artist. Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan in 1946. After withdrawing from Musashino Art University in 1966, Yazawa studied woodcarving techniques under a sculptor for two years. He learned the technique of lacquer at his father’s studio, which specialized in Kamakura-bori. After becoming an independent artist, Yazawa’s philosophy is to create pottery that deepens in expression and beauty as it is used. Unrestricted to framework, his techniques are rich in expression. Yazawa periodically holds solo exhibitions in all areas of Japan.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Dec 22, 22Information
    Arts & Science Aoyama is closing for renovation

    Thank you for your continuous support of Arts & Science.

    Our women’s flagship shop A&S Aoyama will be closing from December 27th, 2022 ~ beginning of March, 20223 for renovation. We are sorry to cause the inconveniences, but throughout this time the shop will be entirely closed due to construction work. The re-opening date will be announced on our official web site shortly.

    Our women’s original A&S items are also available at A&S Marunouchi in Tokyo and A&S Kyoto and A&S Fukuoka. Please feel free to reach out to the shops for any inquires.


    <For information>
    A&S Marunouchi
    info@arts-science.com

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  • Dec 22, 22Information
    Announcement: End of the year and New Years’ holiday closure

    Thank you for your continuous support of Arts & Science. Below is our notice of the business operation calendar for the end of the year and New Years’ holiday.

    From December 27th, 2022 ~ beginning of March 2023, A&S Aoyama will also be going under renovation construction and will be closed throughout this time. Please see here for details.

    We look forward to seeing you in the New Years!

    SHOP
    DATE
    December 31st (Sat.) 〜 January 3rd (Tue.) 2023

    SHOP
    DATE
    December 29th (Thu.) 11:00 — 20:00
    December 30th (Fri.) 11:00 — 20:00
    December 31st (Sat.) 11:00 — 19:00
    January 1st (Sun.) CLOSED
    January 2nd (Mon.) 10:00 — 20:00
    January 3rd (Tue.) 11:00 — 20:00

    ※ Excluding December 29th (Thursday) 〜 January 3rd (Tuesday), the Shin Maruonuchi Building will operate from hours 11:00〜21:00, however A&S Marunouchi will close early and operate from 11:00〜20:00.
    ※ Due to legal inspection, the Shin-Marunouchi Bldg. will be closed on January 15th (Sunday).

    SHOP
    DOWN THE STAIRS (MAISON with ARTS&SCIENCE)
    DATE
    December 30th (Fri.) 〜 January 5th (Thu.) Closed

    SHOP
    NOTE
    Renovation construction closure
    December 27th (Tue.)〜 beginning of March
    <A&S ONLINE SELLER logistics operation schedule>
    All orders received by December 26th (Monday) will be shipped within this year. For orders and inquires received between December 27th (Tuesday) to January 3rd (Tuesday), our replies and ship out of orders will begin from January 4th (Wednesday). Please see here for details.
    • ※ For inquires sent to our general online contact form from December 28th (Wednesday) 〜 January 3rd (Tuesday), we will begin responses from January 4th (Wednesday), in order of received e-mails. Thank you for your understanding.

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  • Dec 13, 22Event
    Ryuji Mitani “Canes and Expresso”

    An event will be held for Ryuji Mitani’s Canes and Espresso sets. A raffle lottery will be held of these special two styles of work at HIN / Arts & Science.

    The 〈Cane〉, is a new developed item from Ryuji Mitani, is available in various sizes in two materials. The 〈Espresso Set〉 is a special set of items which includes an espresso cups and small plates in a wooden box.

    At this timing of our event, specially blended coffee beans from a shop in Kyoto will also be available on sale, and you may enjoy small sweets and coffee at the store using the actual artist's tableware. (Refreshment quantities will be limited.) We are looking forward to your visit.


    “I have continued to develop items that are necessary in a lifestyle setting.
    Vessels continue to be the main part of my work. However, this time I have newly made a style of canes and a set for an espresso lover.
    A set of small cups and small plates are made for six, in a wooden box.

    The cane is an item that will be necessary for some within old age.
    I have look around for the perfect cane, but I have not yet met one that I appreciated.
    I have had increasing requests for a style of cane to be developed, and I finally decided to make one of my own.
    The cane should be delicate and narrow, light weight, but strong enough to support your bodyweight.
    To meet these needs, I made the surface a triangular shape.
    The material is walnut and Sakura wood, both finished in urushi to be weather-proof.

    The Espresso set is nice to have when greeting guests.
    The set can also be used to enjoy distilled spirits and teas.

    This exhibition is like expresso, tightly packed in a mere three days.
    A coffee stand will be held on the 2nd floor, please feel free to casually drop by.”
     

    ― Ryuji Mitani


    【About the lottery raffle】
    - Ryuji Mitani’s works can be purchased by participating in our lottery raffle at the shop.
    - You do not need to make a reservation to visit, however please understand there may be a waiting time due to overcrowding.
    - After the end of the exhibition, a strict lottery raffle will be held. (The order in which entries are submitted does not influence the winning chance.)
    - This event is mainly an showing of exhibition pieces. The only items for sale will be the canes and espresso sets.
    - Lottery entries are not accepted by phone call or e-mail. Participants must place their entries at the shop.

    TITLE
    Ryuji Mitani “Canes and Expresso”
    DATE
    December 16th (Friday) – 18th (Sunday) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Creator will be present: December 16th (Friday)
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Ryuji Mitani was born in the Fukui Prefecture in 1952. He established his PERSONA STUDIO in Matsumoto in 1981. His work has introduced new facets and possibilities in wood craft, a field traditionally oriented toward furniture. Mitani is known for his informal wooden tableware and practical objects as well as his wooden sculptures inspired by everyday objects such as building blocks and kettles. In 2011 he opened the gallery 10cm, which is also located in Matsumoto.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Dec 13, 22Product
    A&S 2022AW “Crocodile Leather”

    A product developed to be long-lasting. This is one of the core philosophies in our Arts & Science craftsmanship, which also applies to the production of leather accessories. By trimming down the unnecessary details as much as possible, we like to offer items that convey the charm of the leather itself, the individuality and texture, and the aging that occurs through daily use. In this feature, we will introduce our items made of crocodile leather that we have developed for the first time in several years from the leather selection of the 2022AW collection.

    A product developed to be long-lasting. This is one of the core philosophies in our Arts & Science craftsmanship, which also applies to the production of leather accessories. By trimming down the unnecessary details as much as possible, we like to offer items that convey the charm of the leather itself, the individuality and texture, and the aging that occurs through daily use. In this feature, we will introduce our items made of crocodile leather that we have developed for the first time in several years from the leather selection of the 2022AW collection.

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  • Dec 6, 22Event
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2022

    Our annual trunk show for William Welstead has arrived once again for this holiday season. New arrivals will travel to three locations, Arts & Science Aoyama and A&S Fukuoka and A&S Kyoto. This is our premiere trunk show at A&S Fukuoka. We very much look forward to your visit.

    I am incredibly excited to be returning to Arts & Science and Japan after an enforced absence. During the last three years while travelling has been difficult, I have had to be more resourceful in acquiring jewels. Some things that used to be readily available are increasingly difficult to find now. This has made me focus on what I really want to use in my jewellery. Luckily, I have been working with many of my gem dealers for twenty or more years and continue to find beautiful stones.

    In this diverse collection you will see coloured diamonds including a light brown marquise cut diamond in a 22 carat gold ring, a beautiful brown diamond pear shape and a group of spectacular natural-coloured diamonds in an eternity ring. I have also made a group of geometrical baguette and carre cut diamonds as pendants and a ring. Coloured stones include spinels, pink tourmalines, yellow sapphires, tsavorite garnets and rubies

    I have been working with the lost wax process to create rings cast in 22 carat gold and platinum in simple organic shapes inspired by signet rings. In this collection you will see examples set with a ruby, a pink tourmaline cabochon and diamonds. I like this method which does not involve any solder joins and is effectively a continuous piece of gold with no beginning or end.

    My love of antique diamonds continues unabated. I have been working with dealers all over the world to acquire the most interesting pieces. Here you will find examples of rose cut diamonds and old cut diamonds. I especially like the antique rose cut diamonds set in 22 carat gold earrings that have the asymmetrical look of stones cut by hand and eye only. Double rose cut diamonds are domed on both sides and there is a pendant set with one of these.

    It will be a great pleasure for me to see old friends and clients at Arts and Science again.


    — William Welstead

    TITLE
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2022
    TOKYO
    A&S AOYAMA
    December 2nd (Friday) – 5th (Monday) / 11:00 – 19:00
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    December 16th (Friday) – 25th (Sunday)* / 11:00 – 19:00
    *December 20th (Tuesday) is a weekly holiday
    KYOTO
    A&S KYOTO
    January 1st (Wednesday) – 9th (Monday) / 11:00 – 19:00
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Dec 6, 22Event
    Hodaka Higashi “Bloom Fragrance”

    Hodaka Higashi is a glass sculptor based in Akita City. A&S Aoyama will hold an exhibition event for his new works at A&S Aoyama starting Friday, December 9th.

    “Bloom Fragrance,” is the name of his new series of works which include perfume bottles and flower vases made of hand-blown glass. This is the artist's first exhibition at Arts & Science. We welcome you to please come and see this special presentation of glass works in person.

    It was June of this year, in Kyoto, on a day I felt like I was going to boil in the heat wave of the early summer, when I had a meeting with Sonya about an exhibition for Arts & Science. At that time the theme was very broad, and persisted of an idea to make organic shapes of glass work in the theme of fragrance and flowers. When I plan solo exhibitions, I often decide on a concept at the beginning and compose new works based on the idea. This time, my usual clear glass style has evolved to include colorful organic forms that create a beautiful contrast with the transparent glass. It was my first time to create a work that dealt with colors this strong, and above all, to develop this graceful shape I had to manually shape hot molten glass which was not an easy process. The more you put your hands in the glass to shape it, the more it loses its flexibility, but contractively you cannot shape it without putting your hands into it.

    I believe there is always a challenge in creating something new and different, however the value always lies in the complicated process in order to make it happen.


    — Hodaka Higashi

    TITLE
    Hodaka Higashi “Bloom Fragrance”
    DATE
    December 9th (Friday) –
    11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    NOTE
    See here for archive features of Hodaka Higashi
    PROFILE
    Hodaka Higashi is a glass sculptor. Born in Miyagi Prefecture in 1989, he encountered glass production for the first time at the age of eighteen as a student at Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts. He was immediately fascinated by the transformative characteristics of the material and committed himself to further studies of glass work, graduating from Toyama Institute of Glass Art in 2012. He currently resides in Akita City, where he carries out all of his production independently at Araya Glass Studio. His work places the highest value on marks of individuality and the variations that are part of handwork and craft production. His facet cut glass works include perfume bottles, sake cups, and other objects.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Nov 21, 22Event
    ZANINI × ARTS & SCIENCE Collaboration Collection

    Marco Zanini started his eponymous brand ZANINI in 2019 after working as creative director at Halston, Rochas, and Schiaparelli. Beginning with the first collection, Arts & Science has handled the brand in Japan on an exclusive basis, and we are pleased to announce and present our first collaborative collection developed with ZANINI at A&S Aoyama, starting Friday, November 18, 2022.

    This season Marco Zanini has taken time off from his own collection to follow his long-standing interest in A&S clothing development, particularly the deep and evolving relationship to specialized Japanese fabrics and sartorial traditions. The new capsule collection ZANINI × ARTS & SCIENCE fuses the visions of both brands while providing a new path of exploration for Zanini, whose own line is rooted exclusively in Italian production and textiles. Made entirely in Japan, the capsule collection explores the possibilities of collaboration from three different angles:

    ・A&S styles made with ZANINI fabrics
    ・ZANINI styles made with A&S fabrics
    ・Items made from ZANINI styles and patterns

    For the launch of this collection, we welcome Marco Zanini to Japan. This long-awaited opportunity to meet his customers at A&S was delayed due to travel restrictions in place since the launch of ZANINI in 2019. We are, therefore, especially pleased to invite you to A&S Aoyama to meet this exceptional designer in person on Friday evening, November 18th.

    *We plan to release an interview with Marco Zanini. Please stay tuned for the update!

    TITLE
    ZANINI × ARTS & SCIENCE Collaboration Collection
    DATE
    November 18th (Fri.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    SHOP
    ONLINE
    NOTE
    For previous features see
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Nov 16, 22Information
    Happy Holidays 2022

    Our “2022 Holiday Collection” is now ready to view online.

    In addition to A&S's original items appropriate for the season, this year's collection also includes many collaborative items with Domenica More Gordon, which will be available at ARTS&SCIENCE shops and ONLINE SELLER intl. from Friday, November 18th.

    2022 HOLIDAY COLLECTION

    Some items will also be available ONLINE SELLER intl. from Friday, November 18.
    A&S ONLINE SELLER intl.

    Domenica More Gordon adds a joy of color to our A&S holiday season every year. Special handmade pieces will be sold at our online auction. The pieces will travel to our shops in Fukuoka, Kyoto and Tokyo, starting Friday, November 18th. Please see the webpage for details.
    BLIND AUCTION 2022

    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may sell out immediately and will not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Nov 16, 22Product
    A&S 2022AW “Bradford System Series”

    The fabric count, structure, expression, feel, texture, taste, is all incorporated in the meaning of our production. The fabric development of Arts & Science original fabrics is the core of A&S craftsmanship, taking many aspects and shaping them according to the seasonal image. There is always a reason and background behind the creation of each fabric, featuring the specialties of each production partner, craftsman, and area of development. In this feature, we will focus on monthly fabric expressions from the 2022AW collection and introduce key pieces from these collections.

    This time, we will focus on "thread making" using the Bradford system from the UK. We share here the story from the preliminary stage of fabric production – the thread, and the characteristics of this thread born through this spinning machine.

    The fabric count, structure, expression, feel, texture, taste, is all incorporated in the meaning of our production. The fabric development of Arts & Science original fabrics is the core of A&S craftsmanship, taking many aspects and shaping them according to the seasonal image. There is always a reason and background behind the creation of each fabric, featuring the specialties of each production partner, craftsman, and area of development. In this feature, we will focus on monthly fabric expressions from the 2022AW collection and introduce key pieces from these collections.

    This time, we will focus on "thread making" using the Bradford system from the UK. We share here the story from the preliminary stage of fabric production – the thread, and the characteristics of this thread born through this spinning machine.

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  • Oct 28, 22Product
    Kumihimo” Combi Braid Belt

    At Arts & Science, we always incorporate traditional Japanese craftsmanship into our development. This is a part of our efforts to create valuable products and to save the quality handmade skills and spirit of Japanese craftsmen that are slowly becoming lost in modern day production. Until now, we have mainly used the traditional techniques as part of an expression for smaller items such as Shinafu, a traditional cloth fabric, bamboo baskets using madake bamboo, deerskin with inden lacquer, and Jomon knitting. In this feature, we will introduce our efforts with “Kumihimo.”

    At Arts & Science, we always incorporate traditional Japanese craftsmanship into our development. This is a part of our efforts to create valuable products and to save the quality handmade skills and spirit of Japanese craftsmen that are slowly becoming lost in modern day production. Until now, we have mainly used the traditional techniques as part of an expression for smaller items such as Shinafu, a traditional cloth fabric, bamboo baskets using madake bamboo, deerskin with inden lacquer, and Jomon knitting. In this feature, we will introduce our efforts with “Kumihimo.”

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  • Oct 25, 22Event
    Pfütze | Pre-order and Sales Event at A&S Marunouchi

    From Friday, November 4th to Wednesday, November 30th, we will hold an order and sales event for jewelry brand Pfütze at A&S Marunouchi. This year, in addition to accepting pre-orders for the new “Nano” and “Niji” series, we will introduce a wide range of lineups that are not usually shown in their standard collections, including a series called, “Honeycomb.” We look forward to your visit at this special occasion.

    Nano
    Series of Mercury, Venus, Moon, Earth, and Mars motifs in 1/1,000,000,000 nano size of the actual planets. Although the shapes are simple, the pieces have a glittering finish and a strong solid presence. Pre-orders for necklaces, earrings, and brooches are available in these series.

    Niji (“Rainbow” in Japanese)
    A series created to be a classic standard item to wear for a long time for a mature jewelry lover. You can enjoy the gradation in material from platinum, 18K green gold, yellow gold, and pink gold. In this series, we accept orders for ear cuffs, rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants.

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    Pfütze | Pre-order and Sales Event at A&S Marunouchi
    DATE
    November 4th (Fri.) – November 30th (Weds.) 2022 / 11:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    NOTE
    See our brand feature for Pfütze here.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Oct 21, 22Event
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”

    Once again it is that time of year for our New Year’s decorations from florist shop 〈Hanaya Mitate〉. All 31 different arrangements will be shown on display, including new works “Eto wara (Zodiac in straw)” - celebrating the new year of the rabbit with its motif on a lacquer board and “Shouchikubai” – a hanging vase made in black bamboo. This year we also have special collaboration vessels from Venice, Italy, by YALI Glass.
    Please enjoy this special occasion to prepare for your New Year’s celebration.

    The events will be held at A&S DAIKANYMA in Tokyo and HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto. We look forward to your visit.

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    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”
    TOKYO
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    October 28th (Fri.) – November 6th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    November 11th (Fri.) – November 20th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    NOTE
    ○ Reservations are not required for this event. In case of overcrowding there may be an entry restriction.
    ○ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.
    PROFILE
    Mitate was established in April 2013, in Shichiku, Kita-ku in Kyoto. Mitate creates flower arrangements and ornaments using boxes by using wild flowers and plants of the season. Mitate’s aesthetics are expressed through its unique style to create something completely different from the original material.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Oct 5, 22Information
    A&S FUKUOKA 1st Anniversary

    Arts & Science has established shops with distinct creative directions in Tokyo and Kyoto since our opening, and now this month marks one year since the opening of Arts & Science Fukuoka, a new location. We will be celebrating our first anniversary on Saturday, October 8th. We want to express a thank you to everyone who visited our new shop and helped welcome us in a new location up until this day.

    As a sign of appreciation, we would like to welcome everyone with drinks from the evening time on October 8th (Sat) and 9th (Sun).
    On Saturday, October 8th, interior and product designer Koichi Futatsumata, who designed the Fukuoka shop will also be present. Please take advantage of this special occasion to meet our partner in expression and speak to him in person.

    “Arts & Science Fukuoka” will continue to strive to become a staple in the area, a locally adorned shop. Thank you for your continuous support.

    TITLE
    A&S FUKUOKA 1st Anniversary
    DATE
    October 8th (Sat.) & October 9th (Sun.) 2022 /16:00 – 19:00
    Koichi Futatsumata will be present: 8th (Sat.) 16: 00〜
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    NOTE
    At the same timing from October 8th (Sat.) ~ “Hakimono Sekizuka Exhibition & Order event” will also take place. Brand owner Shinji Sekizuka is scheduled to be present. Please see the details here.

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  • Oct 4, 22Event
    Hakimono Sekizuka Exhibition & Order Event

    <Hakimono Sekizuka> creates aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-wear footwear with reliable Japanese craftmanship. The brand’s concept is, “A Japanese alternative to shoes.” Sekizuka proposes footwear for every day targeted for all demographics, in any time place and occasion. Arts & Science Fukuoka will hold its first footwear-oriented exhibition and order event from October 8th to the 16th. At this special occasion you may choose your favorite style of Sekizukas combined with our proposal of selected Arts & Science original fabrics for the “hanao (thong)” part of the shoes.

    Our original fabrics, what we perceive as the core of our Arts & Science collection, are developed to express the image of every season. In this order event, we will introduce a wide variety of hanao options, including 14 archive fabrics stocked by Arts & Science that were personally selected by the brand owner Sekizuka. The visible part of the thong is made of our fabrics, and the back where it touches your foot is made in suede to maintain durability. We also offer 6 types of soles, including materials such as “cordovan” and “rattan” in both offerings of men’s and women’s styles. We wish you to come and visit to see the options in person and custom make your very own Hakimono Sekizuka shoes.

    About Hakimono Sekizuka
    Seikzuka’s atelier in located in Iwakura, Kyoto. Hakimono Sekizuka manages all steps of the footwear business from design to manufacturing, and customer sales. He provides a detailed service beginning from tailor-made custom orders to excessive aftercare including personal adjustments and repairs. Sekizuka always has in mind, “What kind of customers, what kind of clothes, and what kind of scenes will my footwear be paired with?” This imagination helps Sekizuka evolve and develop his original designs. The craftmanship is created by hand throughout the entire process, intricating his taste of colors and total design. All aspects are thoughtfully processed, pursing comfort from the first action of inserting the foot into the shoes and the walking movement. One of the goals of the brand is to overcome the fixed image of Japanese styles footwear related to only kimono wear, and propose this classic shoe style as an item for your casual outfit wardrobe fit for everyday use.

    TITLE
    Hakimono Sekizuka Exhibition & Order Event
    DATE
    October 8th (Sat.) — October 16th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Sekizuka will be present:October 8th & 9th
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    Shinji Sekizuka / Trained in footwear at a specialty store in Kyoto for about 10+ years. In April 2020, he opened his own atelier and gallery in Iwakura, Kyoto.
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  • Oct 4, 22Product
    A&S 2022AW “Wool Washi Cotton Tweed”

    The fabric count, structure, expression, feel, texture, taste, is all incorporated in the meaning of our production. The fabric development of Arts & Science original fabrics is the core of A&S craftsmanship, taking many aspects and shaping them according to the seasonal image. There is always a reason and background behind the creation of each fabric, featuring the specialties of each production partner, craftsman, and area of development. In this project, we will focus on monthly fabric expressions from the 2022AW collection and introduce key pieces from these collections.

    This month, we focus on our “Wool Washi Cotton Tweed,” a blend of three fabrics including wool, Washi (Japanese paper) and cotton. We will go into detail and introduce the characteristics and texture behind this originally developed A&S fabric.

    The fabric count, structure, expression, feel, texture, taste, is all incorporated in the meaning of our production. The fabric development of Arts & Science original fabrics is the core of A&S craftsmanship, taking many aspects and shaping them according to the seasonal image. There is always a reason and background behind the creation of each fabric, featuring the specialties of each production partner, craftsman, and area of development. In this project, we will focus on monthly fabric expressions from the 2022AW collection and introduce key pieces from these collections.

    This month, we focus on our “Wool Washi Cotton Tweed,” a blend of three fabrics including wool, Washi (Japanese paper) and cotton. We will go into detail and introduce the characteristics and texture behind this originally developed A&S fabric.

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  • Sep 27, 22Event
    muska at ARTS&SCIENCE Kyoto

    A jewelry fair for muska will be held at Arts & Science Kyoto.
    Along with the brand’s one-of-a-kind statement pieces in various color stones, motifs of new bracelets in fish, and rings with flowers will be newly presented. Please enjoy this exciting occasion just in time for the fruitful harvesting season of Autumn.

    TITLE
    muska at ARTS&SCIENCE Kyoto
    DATE
    October 7th (Fri.) – October 31st (Mon.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    A&S KYOTO
    PROFILE
    Inspired by the colors in nature and the culture in the “land of prayer,” Turkey, muska jewelry is made one by one by hand. The philosophy is to create items that serve as a “safe keeper and guide” for the jewelry wearer. The brand name derives from the word “amulet” in Turkish.
    www.muska.jp
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Sep 22, 22Information
    A&S ONLINE SELLER intl. is now available to order from 18 international countries

    Thank you for your continuous support of Arts & Science.
    Our online shop is now available to view and order in English from outside of Japan.

    https://online-intl.arts-science.com/

    Shipping areas
    Australia / Canada / China / Hong Kong / India / Macao / Malaysia / Mexico / New Zealand / Singapore / South Korea / Switzerland / Taiwan / Thailand / United Arab Emirates / United Kingdom / United States / Vietnam

    Payment methods
    Credit card / PayPal / Apple pay / Google pay / Shop pay

    Delivery couriers
    EMS / DHL
    *EMS is available in selective countries only

    How to make your order
    【1】Please resister your account here.
    https://online-intl.arts-science.com/account/register

    【2】Browse through our selections from the following URL
    https://online-intl.arts-science.com/

    【3】Once you find your choice of purchase, press the “Add to cart” button on the item page and follow the on-screen instructions.

    【4】At the checkout page, shipping charges are automatically calculated after you fill out your shipping address.

    An estimate of the tax and duty (VAT) charges will also appear. This amount is charged locally by your local courier. Duly note the estimate may differ from the actual invoice amount charged by the courier.

    A selection of items is exclusive to only our international page. We hope you enjoy our new shopping experience from overseas.
    Thank you.

    ONLINE
    A&S ONLINE SELLER intl.

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  • Sep 9, 22Information
    Renewal opening of & SHOP Aoyama

    &SHOP Aoyama, located across from the Nezu Museum in Aoyama, will reopen on September 9th (Friday) with a new interior and façade.

    In addition to our Arts & Science unisex lineup, new selections of seasonal staples from our <All the time> and home collections are now available. British fragrance brand <Perfumer H>, previously located at A&S Aoyama has now moved to its own corner here where you can see the entire selection carried at A&S.

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of our &SHOP Aoyama opening. The reopened shop now plans to schedule events regularly in order enjoy more of our unique collaborations with various creators and brands. We look forward to your visit.

    SHOP
    & SHOP AOYAMA
    OPEN
    September 9th (Fri.) 2022 ~
    11:00 – 19:00 Closed every Tuesday
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Sep 8, 22Event
    A&S FUKUOKA “& SHOP Edited”

    &SHOP is currently visiting A&S Fukuoka !

    The concept of &SHOP revolves around genderless and borderless fashion. The curation is a combined assortment of products that transcends the basic wardrobe and offers a free sensibility of expression. While we develop our original A&S collections, the shop also works in collaboration with various artists and brands. In this presence at A&S Fukuoka, there will be an installation of a new collection by <amachi.>, a Japanese brand based in Sanrei, Nagano Prefecture, and a custom order opportunity for <RACING ATELIER> from Germany. This brand makes bags and accessories developed with high-quality craftsmanship using a combination of selected sustainable unique materials. This is a rare opportunity to see our shop-in-shop temporary visit at A&S Fukuoka, we will be presenting special presentations unique to &SHOP.

    There will be many items that are usually unavailable at A&S Fukuoka, including selections within the A&S collection. We look forward to your visit.


    >>>amachi. Collection 011 “Vertical Concept” See our feature here.
    ※The installation of the space will be directed by designer Amachi Yoshimoto. Please come and experience the universe of amachi. in person.

    >>>RACING ATELIER Semi-Custom Order Event “Durable Outdoors” See our feature here.

    TITLE
    A&S FUKUOKA “& SHOP Edited”
    DATE
    September 17th (Sat.) – October 9th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    *amachi./Racing Atelier will be available until September 25th
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Sep 8, 22Event
    Kenichi Takanaka “End Speed Limit”

    A special exhibition for painter, calligrapher and potter, Kenichi Takanaka, will be held at three A&S locations in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Fukuoka.

    Takanaka’s even is now an annual occasion special to Arts & Science. Kenichi Takanaka lives a semi-self-sufficient life with his beloved animals including as dogs, cats, pigs, and goats in the mountains. Based on his classical technique, his motifs drawn are free and expresses various themes such as scenes from every day life to his charismatic imaginary world of monsters on his ceramics and painting. This time, we also offer a special series of pouches and bags made in collaboration with Arts & Science. A special technique called inlay* is used for the illustration printing. We look forward your visit and sharing the pieces with you in person.

    *Inlay: A technique in which grooves are dug in the material and a plate-like insert is placed to create a pattern.


    “Last year, I heard from word of mouth that Mr. Shigeyuki Miyahara, owner of Rihaku, had passed away. Rihaku is a coffee shop in Jimbocho that was founded in 1952, and its appearance leaved a presence that was hard to forget. A few years ago, editor Kikuko Miyake passed away as well. A few days after her death, her body was found in a low-rent apartment for those on life insurance. In my thoughts, Miyake’s passing away was not a surprise and very much showed her character. What these two incidents have in common is that both of my beloved friends were known to have a keen eye for everything, but at the same time socially awkward and somewhat selfish. The personal impression my children, wife and I felt about them was their gentle and loveable personalities.
    "The number of older mentors and people who took care of me is getting smaller and smaller." I feel a kind of majestic flow in this. Now, in our family we have entered a rush of new births of our animals, and many little lives such as chickens and river fish are born. My wife is smiling every day while taking care of them. The other day, her young friend, violinist Atsuko Sahara, announced that she was pregnant. My wife and I were so gleeful to hear this positive news. I took an opportunity to speak to my wife about life and death. She said these words to me, “Because the birth of life is ever so moving, when it comes time for us to die, we should die in the same, proper way.”
     
    ― Kenichi Takanaka

    TITLE
    Kenichi Takanaka “End Speed Limit”
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    September 16th (Fri.) — September 25th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    October 7th (Fri.) — October 16th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    October 22th (Sat.) — October 30th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    PROFILE
    Kenichi Takanaka is a chirographer, painter, and potter. He was born in Toride-shi, Ibaraki in 1966. Beginning his education at Gakushuin University, Takanaka later left in order to teach himself the techniques of calligraphy, painting, and pottery. In 1993 he set up his kiln and studio in Otaki, Chiba, where he devotes himself to his artistic activities while leading a semi self-sufficient life with livestock. His unique and humorous works are influenced by old Chinese and Japanese scriptures and are exhibited in various art galleries in Japan.
    NOTE
    ○ Reservations are not mandatory. At times of overcrowding, there may be an entry restriction.
    ○ Due to exhibit installation, HIN / Arts & Science will be closing early at 15:00 on Sept.15th (Thurs.) and OVER THE COUNTER on Oct.6th (Thurs).
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Sep 2, 22Event
    Made to Order Furniture by IFUJI × ARTS&SCIENCE vol.5

    A&S will hold a special-order event for wooden crafts and furniture brand, IFUJI. The event will start at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo, and then tour to our shops in Kyoto and Fukuoka. This is the annual presentation of IFUJI at Arts & Science. Once again, we support IFUJI’s desire to propose a wide range of wooden crafts to be used as everyday tools in your home.

    At this year’s occasion, we will share IFUJI’s standard boxes made in black walnut material, a limited edition for Arts & Science. Tableware including trays, and new memorial boxes will also be present. In addition, IFUJI’s standard collection will also be available to order in usual wooden materials and also rare selections chosen just for this event.
    This is a valuable opportunity for newcomers and fans to see a wide variety of items from small cabinetry items to larger furniture all at one time. We look forward to your visit.


    - Many of the works on display are only for made-to-order.
    - Excluding a selection of A&S limited items, we cannot accept orders for certain basic items from IFUJI’s boxes and tableware. We thank you for your understanding.
    - There will be a selection of items you can buy and bring home on the day. For availability and inquiries, please contact the designated shops directly.
    - Prior reservations are not required, however admission may be restricted due to overcrowding.

    TITLE
    Made to Order Furniture by IFUJI × ARTS&SCIENCE vol.5
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    September 9th (Fri.) — September 25th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    October 7th (Fri.) — October 23th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    November 11th (Fri.) — November 27th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    PROFILE
    Masashi Ifuji crafts simple and functional wood objects that draw on the beloved traditional objects of diverse cultures. His workshop IFUJI in Matsumoto, Nagano, is known for its masterful renditions of classics, including the shaker box and the traditional Japanese cupboard. In addition to the workshop, he operates Laboratorio, a cafe, shop, and gallery devoted to clothing, food, and housewares.
    NOTE
    OVER THE COUNTER will close at 15:00 due to exhibition installation on September 8th (Thurs.) / and HIN / Arts & Science will close at 15:00 on October 6th (Thurs).
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Aug 22, 22Information
    Notice about DOWN THE STAIRS

    Thank you for your continuous support of Arts & Science. DOWN THE STAIRS will be temporary closed for the following period.

    【Temporary closed】
    DOWN THE STAIRS
    August 29th (Mon.) 〜 September 6th (Tues.)

    We apologize for the inconveniences and we look forward to seeing you when we open again.

    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Aug 17, 22Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2022”

    Semi-custom order event for bespoke shoe brand〈MARQUESS〉will be held at A&S Aoyama from Friday, August 26th.

    At this opportunity we are accepting semi-orders from leather color options of your choice in 7 different shoe styles. Rare special leathers that are not part of the usual lineup including crocodile, are also available to order. Designer, Kawaguchi will be present at the shop for two days, September 3rd (Sat.) and 4th (Sun). This is a rare opportunity for visitors to consider a personal order while directly consulting with the designer about fits and personal foot issues if you have. If you already own a pair of MARQUESS shoes purchased at A&S, we would like you to wear them when visiting the shop. Kawaguchi will let you know the condition of your worn-in shoes and give you his personal advice.

    This event is also scheduled to take place at A&S Fukuoka from January, 2023. We look forward to seeing you there.


    【Reservations】
    Reservations will be prioritized, however not mandatory.
    Reservation window: From August 16th (Wed.)
    Please send us your request including the following to our general contact form:
    1. First and Last name
    2. Contact number
    3. Request of date/time *first choice
    4. Request of date/time *second choice
    5. Shoe size

    - After you send your request, your reservation will be confirmed by an automatic reply from our email account.
    - We may not be able to meet your requested date and time. We thank you for your understanding.
    - For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.


    【About this event】
    - Customers with reservations will be prioritized, however not mandatory.
    - Semi-custom orders are for women’s sizes only (UK sizes: 3 - 3 1/2 – 4 - 4 1/2 – 5 - 5 1/2 -6 - 6 1/2).
    - Visitors are required to wear a mask and disinfect their hands with the alcohol antiseptics installed at the entrance.

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2022”
    DATE
    August 26th (Fri.) — September 4th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Designer will be present: 9.3 (Sat.) & 4 (Sun.)
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    NOTE
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    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Jul 26, 22Product
    Home Collection “Linen Hemp Mat”

    The ideology of Arts & Science since its beginning is to equally value the clothes that complement people and the daily necessities that enrich everyday life. The Home Collection was born from this same concept. Here we introduce our originally developed linen fabric〈Linen Hemp Mat〉a fabric suitable for room wear and pajamas.

    The ideology of Arts & Science since its beginning is to equally value the clothes that complement people and the daily necessities that enrich everyday life. The Home Collection was born from this same concept. Here we introduce our originally developed linen fabric〈Linen Hemp Mat〉a fabric suitable for room wear and pajamas.

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  • Jul 15, 22Event
    Masao Kozumi “Danjyu

    A solo exhibition featuring glass artist Masao Kozumi will be held at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo from Friday, July 29th. We will introduce his new works including “Danjyu,” a traditional stacking box used for serving food, in glass. We will also showcase new works colored in "Kame-nozokiiro*,” a tone that belongs to the Japanese indigo color story. Kozumi’s classic transparent green pieces will also be available. The exhibition pieces will travel to Kyoto, HIN / Arts & Science, and A&S Fukuoka as well. We welcome you to come and visit the exhibition.

    The object “Danjyu
    This story begins with a 17th-century Japanese Biidoro* glass fragment excavated from the site of a magistrate's office in Nagasaki. The fragment was originally part of the side of a green-tinged danjyu. People who lived an affluent life in the Edo period likely enjoyed summer delicacies in biidoro danjyu as a way to cool down during the hot and humid summer months.
    This glass Danjyu, designed and produced by Masao Kozumi using the same mold-blown* technique of the era, expresses the Japanese people’s unchanged view of nature and the sentiment of coolness they still feel when they see glass that resembles the transparent elements of water and ice. The delicate and precise finish of the Danjyu, in which the lid and body are perfectly aligned, offers a glimpse of the artist’s high level of skill and years of experience.


    * Kame-nozokiiro (Japanese word for a pale aqua indigo) : The color of a cloth seen through an indigo-colored glass bottle. Also known to be the color of the sky reflected in the water inside a bottle, representing a very pale blue color of indigo dye.
    * Biidoro: The name of a mainstream type of glass in 17th-century Japan. Derived from Vido, which means glass in Portuguese.
    * Mold blowing: A technique of blowing glass into a mold made of metal or clay.



    【How to make your reservation at OVER THE COUNTER / Tokyo】
    Reservations will be prioritized on the launch date of the event: July 29th (Fri.)
    Reservation window: July 22nd (Fri.) 12:00 noon 〜 27th (Wed.) 19:00
    Please send us your request through our general contact form.

    *Reservations are not mandatory at OVER THE COUNTER all but the first day of the event
    *Reservations are not mandatory for HIN / Arts & Science and A&S FUKUOKA
    *Due to the delicate nature of the glass wares, children under elementary school are not permitted to enter this event. We thank you for your understanding.

    TITLE
    Masao Kozumi “Danjyu
    TOKYO
    July 29th (Fri.) ― August 7th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    OVER THE COUNTER
    KYOTO
    August 5th (Fri.) ― August 14th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    FUKUOKA
    August 11th (Thurs./Holiday) — August 21st (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    ARTS&SCIENCE FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    Masao Kozumi is a glass artist born in Kumamoto in 1979. After graduating from Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Kozumi starts working with glass in Asahimachi, Toyama. He is currently based in Gifu. His nostalgic looking pale green glasses are much thinner than their appearance. Its sophisticated and serene form matches perfectly with Japanese food. Kozumi has produced the glass roundels placed in the shop interiors of HIN / Arts & Science and A&S Fukuoka.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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