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  • Aug 30, 18Event
    Kenichi Takanaka – Nanako Part 2

    On top of a mountain looking over a lake, there stands a traditional house with no running water nor gas. In this self-sufficient environment lives the potter, the painter and the chirographer: Kenichi Takanaka. With his family and a dozen or so farm animals including goats, pigs and chickens, Takanaka expresses what happens in his everyday life in his artwork.

    Once again, A&S is hosting Takanaka’s exhibition in Tokyo and Kyoto. Using a toreutic technique which uses a graver to hammer small circular patterns, Takanaka creates “nanako” earthenware and vases. Along with these works, his hanging scroll made in collaboration with A&S will also be exhibited. Please come and enjoy the unique world celebrating the fusion of meticulous craftsmanship and witty motifs.


    At the bottom of the valley, dogs bark and monkeys squeak.
    On top of the mountain is myself, practicing zazen with my wife nearby.
    Without any sound of its wings, an owl silently passes by
    the left side of my wife
    to disappear into the glorious morning sun rising above the mountain…
    Today is going to be another fine day! ——— Kenichi Takanaka

    TITLE
    Kenichi Takanaka – Nanako Part 2
    TOKYO
    2018.9.7 (Fri.) – .9.17 (Mon.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    *Scheduled presence of the artist: Friday, September 7th.
    AT THE CORNER
    KYOTO
    2018.9.21 (Fri.) – 9.30 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Scheduled presence of the artist: Friday, September 21st.
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Kenichi Takanaka was born in Toride-shi, Ibaraki in 1966. An autodidact, Takanaka began his education at Gakushuin University, later leaving 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. Takanaka’s works are exhibited in various art galleries in Japan and abroad.

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  • Aug 1, 18Event
    LITMUS Exhibition

    AT THE CORNER and HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto will simultaneously host an exhibition with the aizome studio, <LITMUS>.

    LITMUS has always stayed true to the Japanese traditional dyeing technique of aizome (ai indigo dyeing) by using ai solution created from fermented natural materials. With the help of nature’s force and human hands, each “indigo blue” is never the same which makes it more unique together with the characteristics of those who wear them. The exhibition will focus on the light to dark gradation of this “ai indigo blue” to introduce you to the fascinating world of aizome.

    Stoles, handkerchiefs, bandanas, pouches and many more aizome items exclusively created and collected for this exhibition will also be available for sale.

    BYO order
    From August 10th to 12th, you can bring your own A&S items (limited to natural items in white or ecru) to have them dyed at LITMUS. Kazuo Yoshikawa from LITMUS will be present during these 3 days for any consultations.

    TITLE
    LITMUS
    DATE
    2018.8.10 (Fri.) – 8.26 (Sun.)
    AT THE CORNER: 12:00 — 20:00
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto: 11:00 — 19:00
    SHOP
    OFFICIAL SITE
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Jul 27, 18Event
    SUPPER CLUB No.27 | Dessert with a drink

    MERCI BAKE is coming to DOWN THE STAIRS. For this SUPPER CLUB event, we bring you 4 types of desserts and drinks in pairs developed by MERCI MAKE. Each pair consists of a dessert “dish” which evokes elaborate desserts served at restaurants and a matching drink to form a perfect “pairing”. They will bring out the best of each other to create a unique and savory experience.

    It is the first time for DOWN THE STAIRS to host this type of event so we are excited to see what happens. Baked goods, MERCI BAKE’s specialty, and granolas blended for A&S will also be available for sale. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    SUPPER CLUB No.27 | Dessert with a drink
    DATE
    2018.8.3 (Fri.) – 8.5 (Sun.) / 15:00 – 21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
    SHOP
    NOTE
    ○We will not be taking any reservations during the event.○In order to allow more people to enjoy this event, the order will be limited to one dish per person.○Please kindly refrain from queuing to prevent causing any disturbances to the neighborhood. We will be handing out numbered tickets during peak hours.
    PROFILE
    MERCI BAKE is a French confectionery shop produced by the patissier, Shota Tashiro. After working as patissier in France and various hotels and restaurants in Tokyo, Tashiro opened his own store on the street facing the shopping arcade of Shoin Jinja Dori in Setagaya, Tokyo. Since the opening of his store in 2014, Tashiro continues to pursue simple yet unforgettable flavors which directly appeal to one’s senses. Instagram
    SUPPER CLUB
    SUPPER CLUB is a food related activity at ARTS&SCIENCE whose aim is to create a one and only food experience in collaboration with creators of “food”. We will be bringing you various events on an irregular base to present you with special moments along with truly delicious dishes.

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  • Jul 26, 18Event
    &SHOP KYOTO | POST in KYOTO

    The bookshop <POST>, which is located in the Ebisu district of Tokyo, is coming back to Kyoto this August. POST, which sheds light on books created by particular publishers and SPOT, which focuses on designers: these dual elements have allowed an exclusive selection of books at &SHOP Kyoto. We look forward to seeing you there.

    POST_Radius Books
    <Radius Books> is an American publisher based in the southern state of New Mexico. The event will feature selected works ranging from photography to modern art. We introduce you to the universe of exquisite art books with meticulous editing which creates clear-cut beauty and rich contents.

    SPOT_Yoshihisa TANAKA
    Designers play a vital role in deciding the final appearance of the book. For this event, we will be featuring the designer Yoshihisa Tanaka, who is also the art director at POST. In recent years, Tanaka has designed over 100 photography books and art books while also taking part in art direction, planning and carrying out various projects for companies and events. This event will also introduce you to these works to present the originality of Tanaka’s creations.

    TITLE
    POST in KYOTO
    DATE
    2018.8.1 (Wed.) – 9.30 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    SHOP
    OFFICIAL SITE

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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.
    BRAND SITE

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

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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. 7.29 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.
    SHOP
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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

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

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  • Mar 2, 18Event
    AT THE CORNER | Tomoya Arai Exhibition

    Woodwork artist, Tomoya Arai is diligently working on his creation while growing his own crops in the remote among mountains of Shimanto in Kouchi prefecture. His creations are consisted of everyday utensils such as spoons and vessels. He takes advantage of the wood’s quality, and purposely leaves the marks left by the chisel.
    For the first time, A&S will be presenting the upcoming exhibition by Tomoya Arai at AT THE CORNER. You will be able to witness varieties of utensils filled with zestful charm. Hope you can join us for this wonderful occasion.

    TITLE
    Tomoya Arai Exhibition
    DATE
    2018.3.16 (Fri.) – 3.25 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    Woodwork artist. Born in Osaka on 1983. Moved to Tokyo when he was 19, and begin sculpting woods at the age of 23. Year after, he held his first exhibition in saruyama studio in Motoazabu. Subsequently, he relocated himself to Kouchi prefecture, while presenting his work all over Japan continuing his creative activity
    PRICE
    [PHOTO 2]
    Gourd Bowls
    6,500 yen / 7,000 yen / 8,500 yen / 30,000 yen (+ tax)
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Feb 26, 18Event
    HIN | An Encouragement of Bunraku

    HIN Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto announces the upcoming exhibition, “An Encouragement of Bunraku”. This exhibition was made possible when Sonya Park initiated a celebration to commemorate the succession of Toyotake Sakihodayu, her friend for over 15 years and the narrator of Ningyo Joruri Bunraku (a traditional theatrical art featuring puppets) as the 6th Takemoto Oritayu. From Tayu’s personal belongings to puppeteer costumes and props, the exhibition showcases rare objects which are often closed to the public. With respect to Oritayu’s profound knowledge toward crafts and products, the exhibition also features Oritayu’s kubarimono, his novelty collection. It will be an exceptional opportunity to experience the traditional art which is so unique to Japan. Arts & Science is pleased to share the charm of Bunraku and we look forward to your visit.

    A book signing event will take place to celebrate the launch of the 6th Oritayu’s published work, Bunraku no Susume -An Encouragement of Bunraku- (Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha). More detail to follow on our website and SNS.

    TITLE
    An Encouragement of Bunraku
    DATE
    2018.3.10 (Sat.) – 3.25 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    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 / Yoshida Minoshiro
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Jan 30, 18Event
    Isabella Stefanelli | Order Event

    We are proud to announce that A&S Aoyama shop between February 10th and 11th will hold a special occasion for ordering 2018AW collection of Isabella Stefanelli. Varieties of shapes and the materials are selectable for you to create your own personalized item such as jackets, coats and bags. Unveiling of the collection is faster than anywhere else. Isabella herself will be there to assist you with your selection. Come and join us to see the series of well-crafted pieces by Isabella Stefanelli.

    TITLE
    Isabella Stefanelli 2018AW Order Event
    DATE
    2018.2.10(SAT), 11(SUN) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    HP

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  • Jan 20, 18Event
    AT THE CORNER | MAN-TLE shop

    Between February 2nd and 18th, we are proud to invite MAN-TLE from Australia to AT THE CORNER to present a pop-up store, “MAN-TLE shop”.

    The brand character is determined by the high dense heavyweight cotton, resembling the wild Australian landscape.The garment will come to adopt regardless of whoever is a wearer, changing
    its expression.

    “MAN-TLE shop” will showcase the latest collection from 18SS and collaborative item with A&S. You can also find an original metallic items and image book by the brand. Larz Harry and Aida Kim, the two designers will be present at the gallery on Friday, 2nd.

    Join us for this rare occasion to experience the world interpreted by MAN-TLE.

    TITLE
    MAN-TLE shop
    DATE
    2018.2.2 (FRI) – 2.18 (SUN)
    PROFILE
    SHOP

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