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  • Jul 18, 18Product
    Le Yucca’s | Semi-Custom Order

    SHOES and THINGS is welcoming Ms. Yuka Murase, the designer of Le Yucca’s, for another semi-custom order event this year.

    Le Yucca’s shoes, whose design is based on a comprehensive understanding towards the structure of human feet, are remarkable for their beautiful form and comfort. Each pair is carefully made by traditional techniques which does not require any adhesives at a historic Italian studio belonging to Enzo Bonafè.

    During this semi-custom order event, you will be able to choose your own color for each part to match your pair of simple loafer. Rare and precious leathers such as baby crocodile leathers will be available together with newly launched 2018AW collection and classic items. It is a special opportunity where you will be able to speak with the designer to decide your favorite style or to hear interesting stories about shoes. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    Le Yucca’s | Semi-Custom Order
    DATE
    2018.8.4 (Sat.) – 8.5 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    NOTE
    ◯The collection is available in women’s size only. ◯Prior to the event, collection photos will be available at the store. Please do not hesitate to come and have a look. ◯This event will be available upon reservation so each customer can spend the time together with the designer.For reservations, please contact SHOES and THINGS and let us know the date and the time of your visit. Please note that there will be time limitations to each reservation depending on the circumstances. ◯Semi-customized shoes will be ready for pick-up after March, 2019.
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  • Jul 17, 18Event
    AT THE CORNER “NADIA with WHITE” | Photo Report

    AT THE CORNER is currently hosting the exhibition <NADIA with WHITE>. This photo report brings you images from the exhibition which was made possible through the collaboration between the photographer Hajime Sawatari and ARTS&SCIENCE.

    AT THE CORNER is currently hosting the exhibition <NADIA with WHITE>. This photo report brings you images from the exhibition which was made possible through the collaboration between the photographer Hajime Sawatari and ARTS&SCIENCE.

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  • Jul 6, 18Event
    Tamako Yoshii | Exhibition

    From Saturday July 21st to Sunday 29th, &SHOP AOYAMA will be hosting the exhibition of Tamako Yoshii, the felt cat artist. Works in the exhibit will be available for sale.

    “Small cats” made by Yoshii are palm-sized felines featuring humorous movements and expressions which only a true cat lover can capture and depict.

    Yoshii’s works which will be presented at &SHOP AOYAMA are made with great care using the technique of “hair grafting”. Here, wool is put into small bundles to slowly cover the entire piece. The smaller the piece, the more difficult it becomes to recreate its lifelike expression and shape. Yoshii takes time and effort to bring each piece to completion. Respecting the artist’s pursuit towards its perfection, the collection which consists of 10 new works has been waiting for this opportunity.

    With their soft coats and one-of-a-kind glass eyes that seem to glimmer with different angles, these adorable cats look as if they are ready to spring into action.

    ※ The artist will be around on Saturday, July 21st.

    ※ The purchase of Yoshii’s works will be upon lottery. If you are interested in its purchase, please fill in the lottery form which will be available at &SHOP from 12pm Saturday July 21st (the result will be available on July 30th).
    ※ For more information about the lottery, please refer to the instructions below.

    TITLE
    Tamako Yoshii | Exhibition
    DATE
    2018.7.21 SAT. ー 7.29 SUN.
    SHOP
    ATTENTION
    ・The customer’s application to the lottery will be limited to one work. ・Once the application is completed, the customer will not be able to make any modifications. ・Only the elected winner will receive a notice via telephone. If we cannot reach the winner by 20pm Wednesday August 1st, we will hold another lottery to elect a new winner. ・The work will be handed to the winner after the exhibition ・The winner shall not cancel its purchase. ・All personal information given to us will be used solely for this event.
    PROFILE
    Tamako Yoshii / As the creator of , Yoshii has been making wool cats using needle felt techniques and one-of-a-kind glass eyes since 2012. She works in various fields mainly taking part in events, solo shows, group exhibitions to advertisements for websites and movies. From 2018, she has been presenting her works under her own name. Yoshii lives in Tokyo with three cats.
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  • Jun 29, 18Food
    IGLU HYŌKA | Popsicle for A&S

    Coming again this summer is the popsicles from Iglu Hyōka, Kamakura based frozen sweets store.
    There will be two flavors available. One is the roasted green tea from famous Rishouen added to an adzuki bean often used in the store. Another is a melon flavor using a fresh Japanese melon. Both specially made for A&S.

    Exclusively available in Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto from July 1st, this time only
    Hope you can come and have a taste.

    BRAND
    IGLU HYŌKA
    DATE
    2018.7.1(Sun.) 〜
    ITEM
    Popsicle for A&S
    FLAVOR
    Hojicha-azuki, Melon
    PRICE
    400 yen (+ tax)
    SHOP
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • Jun 27, 18Product
    Le Yucca's | Pickup Items

    <Le Yucca’s>, a brand which is well familiar to A&S, strives to create “authentic modern” shoes. This feature will focus on sandals and heeled shoes which we would like to recommend this summer.

    <Le Yucca’s>, a brand which is well familiar to A&S, strives to create “authentic modern” shoes. This feature will focus on sandals and heeled shoes which we would like to recommend this summer.

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  • Jun 22, 18Event
    AT THE CORNER | Hajime Sawatari “Nadia with White”

    AT THE CORNER will be hosting “Nadia with White” from Friday, July 6th till Sunday, July 22nd.

    This exhibition takes its name from the original exhibition which took place at A&S in 2007 which featured the Italian model, Nadia Galli. The first event was inspired by the photographer, Hajime Sawatari’s iconic work Nadia where Sawatari boldly captured the subtle changes of Nadia’s emotions in love.

    This July, 11 years after the first exhibition, AT THE CORENER will be revisiting the universe of “Nadia with White” with a series of A&S garments in white and photographic works put together for this occasion. Together with exquisitely bound photography books including works in the exhibition, rare prints will also be available for sale during the event. We look forward to seeing you there.

    TITLE
    Hajime Sawatari “Nadia with White”
    DATE
    2018.7.6 Fri. – 7.22 Sun. / 12:00 – 20:00
    PROFILE
    Hajime Sawatari was born in Tokyo in 1940. Sawatari started publishing his works in photography magazines during his years at Nihon University College of Art where he majored in photography. After working at Nippon Design Center, he became independent in 1966 and has been working as a freelance photographer since then. His works have received the Japan Advertising Photographer’s Association’s (APA) Encouragement Award (1963) and the Annual Award from the Photographic Society of Japan (1979). His works are exhibited among the permanent collection at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Niigata City Museum in Japan. Sawatari is famous for portraying female nudes and his major works include Nadia: Morino Ningyokan (The Mainichi Newspapers) and Alice to name a few.
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  • Jun 21, 18Product
    TARVAS | Deliverly Information

    The Finnish shoe brand <TARVAS> has arrived at &SHOP for the first time in Japan.

    Creating shoes which meet the challenges of unpredictable weather conditions and are distinguished in design: this was the task which brought the professionals together. After 5 years, the brand established itself in 2017.

    Enduring and functional, their items are not only capable of tackling the harshest weather conditions of Northern Europe but are also excellent in design due to their meticulous attention to the smallest detail, creating authentic and premium results. The style with an upper suede is water-repellent, promising you comfort in rainy weathers. The brand uses selected materials such as Italian natural rubber and vegetable dyed leathers from Sweden to realize a true “Made in Finland” quality, which has become a rarity nowadays.

    Please come and see them at our store together with rain gears featured here.

    BRAND
    TARVAS
    ITEM
    Explorer
    MATERIAL
    Vegetable tanned leather / Suede
    COLOR
    Vegetable tanned leather: Rusty brown
    Suede: Mastered, Olive
    SIZE
    8, 8½, 9, 9½
    PRICE
    Vegetable tanned leather: 55,000 yen (+ tax)n
    Suede: 46,000 yen (+ tax)
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    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • Jun 19, 18Product
    A&S | Book cover

    This feature introduces you to our leather book covers, which have periodically appeared in our collection, and multi-purpose A&S exclusive notebooks.

    This feature introduces you to our leather book covers, which have periodically appeared in our collection, and multi-purpose A&S exclusive notebooks.

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  • Jun 15, 18Event
    A&S AOYAMA | Early Summer Jewelry Collection

    Beginning from Friday, June 15th, newly arrived pieces from our familiar jewelry brands will come together at the second floor of A&S AOYAMA.

    Together with rings and earrings from <Marie-Hélène de Taillac> and <William Welstead>, new works by <Jacqueline Rabun> - which reveals itself for the first time in Japan - and various other pieces will be available to enliven your early summer days. Perfect for everyday occasions, holidays and special events, please come and discover the collection at our store. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    Early Summer Jewelry Collection at A&S AOYAMA 2F
    DATE
    2018.6.15 Fri.〜 / 12:00 – 20:00
    BRAND
    and more…
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    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • Jun 11, 18Event
    FOX UMBRELLAS BY THE COLOUR FOR A&S

    The renowned English brand <FOX UMBRELLAS> is widely known for producing the world’s finest umbrellas. Their umbrellas display beauty and functionality whether they are open or folded. Ever since its establishment, the brand stays true to their traditional handmade technique which has been handed over by skilled artisans.

    For the first time in two years, ARTS&SCIENCE presents a special pattern order event at OVER THE COUNTER and HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto. It is the first time for the event to take place in Kyoto. In addition to gentlemen’s umbrellas, you can also choose from ladies’ umbrellas and make your selection from 9 handles and 30 colors to create your very own piece. Semi-order for telescopic umbrellas will also be available. Why not create your own umbrella to make your rainy days more cheerful? We look forward to seeing you there.

    TITLE
    FOX UMBRELLAS BY THE COLOUR FOR A&S
    DATE
    TOKYO: 2018.6.22 Fri. – 7.1 Sun. / 12:00 – 20:00
    KYOTO: 2018.7.6 Fri. – 7.16 Mon. / 11:00 – 19:00
    PROFILE
    “FOX UMBRELLAS” was established by Thomas Fox in the City of London in 1868. By using the remains of nylon parachutes, the brand succeeded in inventing the world’s first umbrella made from synthetic fiber. Their genuine umbrellas are loved around the globe. Thanks to English-trained repair artisans in Japan, users can enjoy a long-lasting relationship with their piece.
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    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Jun 8, 18Product
    A&S | "ITAJIME" Feature

    This feature will focus on blouses and stoles using a traditional Japanese dyeing method called itajime which is unique for its eye-catching pattern.

    This feature will focus on blouses and stoles using a traditional Japanese dyeing method called itajime which is unique for its eye-catching pattern.

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  • May 31, 18Product
    A&S | Rainy Day Items

    Items to prepare you for the rainy season and ever-changing weathers will be available at &SHOP AOYAMA and other A&S stores from June 1st. The selection consists of items such as portable rain coats, bags and umbrellas made by the Japanese brand . Please come and see them at our stores.

    Items to prepare you for the rainy season and ever-changing weathers will be available at &SHOP AOYAMA and other A&S stores from June 1st. The selection consists of items such as portable rain coats, bags and umbrellas made by the Japanese brand . Please come and see them at our stores.

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  • May 25, 18Product
    A&S | 18SS Leather Gamaguchi Items

    From our seasonal collection, we selected a series of wallets, bags and pouches in gamaguchi* style which combines unique allure and functionality.

    *Gamaguchi, which literally means “toad mouth” is a traditional Japanese metal clasp opening used for purses and accessories.

    From our seasonal collection, we selected a series of wallets, bags and pouches in gamaguchi* style which combines unique allure and functionality.

    *Gamaguchi, which literally means “toad mouth” is a traditional Japanese metal clasp opening used for purses and accessories.

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  • May 18, 18Product
    A&S | Pickup Items

    Stoles, hats, sunglasses and sunshades – this feature presents A&S items which are essential for the arrival of the sunny days.

    Stoles, hats, sunglasses and sunshades – this feature presents A&S items which are essential for the arrival of the sunny days.

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  • May 15, 18Product
    SHOES and THINGS | Pickup Items

    For this feature, we feature hats from <mature ha.> and sandals from <rosa mosa> which are both perfect for the coming days of summer. All items are available at SHOES and THINGS.

    For this feature, we feature hats from <mature ha.> and sandals from <rosa mosa> which are both perfect for the coming days of summer. All items are available at SHOES and THINGS.

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  • May 11, 18Product
    Uminosei for A&S | Powder Salt for Teeth

    A&S bespoke <Powder Salt for Teeth> are now available at our stores.

    Free from additives such as surfactants, foaming agents, fragrances and abrasives, this item can be described as a “toothpaste that is truly gentle for the user”. Using a powder salt (Uminosei CO., LTD/ Powder Salt) which is made from the seawater of the Izu Oshima Islands containing over 80 elements as a base, we added 10% of calcium salt whose benefits are known to restore the teeth through a remineralization process. The moderate saltiness leaves the mouth fresh. The toothpaste is made from natural Japan-origin ingredients with a bespoke package design by A&S. Please come and try them.

    BRAND
    Uminosei for A&S (COLLECTION NO.021)
    ITEM
    Powder Salt for Teeth
    VOLUME
    25 g
    MATERIAL
    Pure sea salt
    PRICE
    780 yen (+ tax)
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    BRAND
    KENT for A&S
    ITEM
    Toothbrush
    SIZE
    18.2cm
    MATERIAL
    Soft: White horsehair bristle, nylon
    Medium: Horsehair, boar bristle
    PRICE
    350 yen (+ tax)
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    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • May 9, 18Product
    Laëtitia Michal | Delivery Information

    In this feature, we introduce items by <Laëtitia Michal> which are now available at A&S Aoyama.

    In this feature, we introduce items by <Laëtitia Michal> which are now available at A&S Aoyama.

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  • May 5, 18Product
    A&S | 18SS Patterned Fabrics Pt.2

    This feature brings you a selection of patterned fabric items from our collection which will be available from May.

    This feature brings you a selection of patterned fabric items from our collection which will be available from May.

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  • Apr 30, 18Event
    AT THE CORNER | An Encouragement of Bunraku

    This February, HIN Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto presented the exhibition, “An Encouragement of Bunraku” to commemorate the succession of Toyotake Sakihodayu - the narrator of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku - as the 6th Takemoto Oritayu.
    The exhibition which enabled visitors to experience the Japanese traditional theatrical art of Bunraku has been successful and we are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be touring to AT THE CORNER in Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama. Tools and costumes used by the triad: the narrator (tayu), the shamisen (a three stringed Japanese lute) player and the puppeteer and elegant puppets will be displayed at the venue. Items selected by Tayu who has a profound knowledge toward crafts and products will also be available for sale.

    Please come and experience the enchanting world of Bunraku, which shall one day guide you to the theatre to enjoy this exquisite form of traditional art. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    An Encouragement of Bunraku
    DATE
    2018.5.12 (Sat.) – 5.27 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    Takemoto Oritayu / Borin in Nishi Shinsaibashi, Osaka in 1975. Takemoto Oritayu was born to a family where he has the 2nd Tsuruzawa Dohachi, the Bunraku shamisen player as his grandfather, Tsuruzawa Seiji as his uncle and Tsuruzawa Seiki as his younger brother. While appearing in “Nihongo de asobo (Let’s play with Japanese)”, an educational children’s TV program on NHK E-TELE, Oritayu plays an important role in promoting the charm of Bunraku. He is also the winner of the 28th Sakuya Konohana Prize (2011), the 34th Matsuo Geino Shinjin Award (2013) and Osaka Bunkasai Grand Prix (2013).
    NOTE
    In Bunraku, the narrator (tayu), the shamisen (a three stringed Japanese lute) player and the puppeteer form a triad to create a theatrical art. Bunraku’s origin can be dated back to the early Edo period (early 17th to mid 19th century). It is a traditional and comprehensive art where austere and complex stories are exquisitely presented through various elements such as buoyant, humorous and ravishing dances. It is also listed among UNESCO’s “List of the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritages”.
    • Exhibition support (titles without honorifics): Takemoto Oritayu / Tsuruzawa Seiki / Yoshida Minoshiro
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Apr 27, 18Product
    YALI Murano Glass Design | Delivery Information

    A collection of Italian Murano glasses designed by Marie-Rose Kahane from <YALI Murano Glass Design> will be available at HIN Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto From Saturday April 28th. Here are some of the pieces from the collection.

    A collection of Italian Murano glasses designed by Marie-Rose Kahane from <YALI Murano Glass Design> will be available at HIN Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto From Saturday April 28th. Here are some of the pieces from the collection.

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  • Apr 27, 18Event
    AT THE CORNER “A&S Home Collection” | Photo Report

    We bring you a photo report showing the venue of the event <A&S Home Collection> which started on Friday April 20th together with images of some items selected for this event.

    We bring you a photo report showing the venue of the event <A&S Home Collection> which started on Friday April 20th together with images of some items selected for this event.

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  • Apr 24, 18Product
    A&S | Ethnic Items

    In this feature, A&S presents items with an ethnic essence, which is also one of our themes for the spring-summer collection. Please come and try them at our stores.

    In this feature, A&S presents items with an ethnic essence, which is also one of our themes for the spring-summer collection. Please come and try them at our stores.

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  • Apr 17, 18Product
    Mariko Tsuchiyama | Delivery Information

    Japanese jewelry designer, Mariko Tsuchiyama’s new collection is now available at A&S AOYAMA and A&S KYOTO. We introduce you to Tsuchiyama’s creations which are made using “Akoya pearls” from her hometown in Nagasaki, Japan.

    Japanese jewelry designer, Mariko Tsuchiyama’s new collection is now available at A&S AOYAMA and A&S KYOTO. We introduce you to Tsuchiyama’s creations which are made using “Akoya pearls” from her hometown in Nagasaki, Japan.

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  • Apr 13, 18Product
    A&S | Leather Wallet Feature

    Compact construction and high functionality: this feature presents leather two-fold wallets from A&S. Please come and have a closer look at our stores.

    Compact construction and high functionality: this feature presents leather two-fold wallets from A&S. Please come and have a closer look at our stores.

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  • Apr 7, 18Event
    AT THE CORNER | A&S Home Collection

    Starting from Friday, April 20th to Sunday, May 6th, AT THE CORNER showcases the complete line up of our HOME COLLECTION.

    “We want to create pajamas and towels whose quality we can be sure of.” Since the launch of the brand, A&S has strived to create items varying from one-piece pajamas, home wears and other goods for daily use with this thought in our minds. Each piece is the fruit of trials, errors and improvements. After further pursuing the texture, comfort and usefulness of each piece, we finally launched our Home Collection in 2015. The collection consists of items that will enhance your daily comfort. These are the basic items which sets apart from our seasonal collection and are meant to be enjoyed inside the house.

    Garments made from organic cotton, comfortably fitting seamless undergarments, quick absorbing and drying towels with exquisite texture - The event focuses on our complete collection under the theme, “discreet luxury”. AT THE CORNER will be changed into a living space to feature furniture and daily items made by artisans and brands who are familiar to A&S. We will also feature items from FRITZ HANSEN and rugs from LIGHT YEARS for the first time at A&S. We look forward to your visit.


    Fritz Hansen, Kazumi Tsuji, Masashi Ifuji, Faye Toogood, Peter Ivy, ikken, LIGHT YEARS, APOLOGIA (antique goods) etc... *listed in arbitrary order

    The complete line up of our HOME COLLECTION can be viewed from here.
    HOME COLLECTION

    TITLE
    A&S Home Collection
    DATE
    2018.4.20 (FRI.)- 5.6 (SUN.) / 12:00 – 20:00
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    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • Apr 4, 18Product
    ANECHO | Delivery Information

    <ANECHO> is available at &SHOP AOYAMA for the first time in Japan. This feature focuses on their handmade garments filled with the brand’s originality.

    <ANECHO> is available at &SHOP AOYAMA for the first time in Japan. This feature focuses on their handmade garments filled with the brand’s originality.

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  • Mar 30, 18Product
    A&S | Flat Series

    Linear and flat patterns inspired by kimono and folk costumes: these are the styles A&S would like to propose for this season. This feature will focus on excerpts from our Flat Series which will add an ethnic allure to the seasonal mood.

    Linear and flat patterns inspired by kimono and folk costumes: these are the styles A&S would like to propose for this season. This feature will focus on excerpts from our Flat Series which will add an ethnic allure to the seasonal mood.

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  • Mar 24, 18Information
    Notice from DOWN THE STAIRS

    We appreciate your continuous patronage to ARTS&SCIENCE.
    Allow us to inform you that our DOWN THE STAIRS will be closing its door as a restaurant on Saturday, March 31st, and stay closed temporarily for preparation of our next program.
    The details regarding the opening will be announced through our website and SNS, so please stay tuned.
    Thank you for your understanding in advance.

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  • Mar 22, 18Event
    HIN | Ryuji Mitani Exhibition「Calco47」

    For the first time, ARTS&SCIENCE will present exhibition “Calco 47” by wood work artist Ryuji Mitani. It will take place at HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto, duration between Friday, March 30th and Sunday, April 8th. We look forward to see you there.

    TITLE
    Ryuji Mitani Exhibition「Calco47」
    DATE
    2018.3.30 (Fri.) – 4.8 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
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    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Mar 19, 18Product
    A&S | 18SS Patterned Fabrics

    This feature will focus on patterned fabric pieces which will be available at our stores from March and April. Here are some excerpts which will blend well with our seasonal ethnic styles.

    This feature will focus on patterned fabric pieces which will be available at our stores from March and April. Here are some excerpts which will blend well with our seasonal ethnic styles.

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