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  • Nov 24, 20Event
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2020

    Every December for the last 14 years I have been lucky enough to come to Tokyo to show my collection to friends and clients of Arts & Science. This year will be different, and while I am unable to travel I will still be sending a selection of my new work to Arts & Science for my annual trunk show.

    In addition to the unusual diamonds and precious coloured stones that I normally work with I will be presenting a small collection of cabochon cut stones set in 22 carat gold. I am inspired by the ancient English and European royal jewels that were made before cutting techniques allowed faceted stones to be made. Cabochons were often a simply polished pebble from a river bed but when they are set in a jewel they can make a very powerful statement. These beautiful, sculptural stones show colour and lustre in very subtle way that I have always found very appealing.

    I will miss coming to Japan more than I can say and hope very much to visit in 2021. My very best wishes to everyone who has been kind enough to come to my trunks shows over the years.


    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, there is the possibility there will be an entry restriction/waiting time.
    *In order to maintain social distance, the floor will be limited to two groups of customers in the shop at one time, and we will regulate a one hour time restriction for each customer. We appreciate your cooperation.
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance
    *The designer will not be present at the event

    【Appointments will be prioritized】
    Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the event, however we will prioritize visitors with appointments in case the maximum capacity is reached. Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment schedule】
    TOKYO: A&S AOYAMA
    Event date:Fri. 27th November – Tue. 1st December
    Appointment requests:from Tue. 24th November –
    Contact (email):arts-2@arts-science.com

    KYOTO: A&S KYOTO
    Event date:Fri. 4th December – Mon. 7th December
    Appointment requests:from Tue. 24th November –
    Contact (email):kyoto@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2020
    TOKYO
    A&S AOYAMA
    Fri. 27th November – Tue. 1st December / 11:00 – 19:00
    KYOTO
    A&S KYOTO
    Fri. 4th December – Mon. 7th December / 11:00 – 19:00
    • ※ 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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  • Nov 24, 20Event
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Stone Collection

    We will hold a jewelry custom order event by TENTHOUSANDTHINGS at & SHOP in Tokyo and Kyoto. This is a unique project in which designers Ron and David have traveled to India to work on a collection of original stones with the local craftsmen. At this event, we welcome you to choose your favorite stone with chains or leather straps to make your own one-of-a-kind combination. We will also introduce their new original 2020 collection.

    Original stones made in India
    The two designers Ron Anderson and David Rees had always a strong connection with natural stones. Even when their concept of making jewelry was first born, it was their fascination of ancient stone beads that drove their passion. From the desire to make their original jewelry by applying a shaped cut to an unprocessed natural stone, they traveled to Jaipur, India. The process takes several months; to make the mold, bring it to a local workshop, and have the stones hand-cut to fit the mold by professional technicians. In these moments, they would sit down next to a skilled stone cutter for long periods of time to have the shapes formed exactly how they imagined. The stone is then polished through several steps. During this process, new ideas will come up, and some were born by developing changes in the molds on the spot.

    “By actually going to the locations of the natural stones, we learned the real thrill of being able to developing these stones in the best ways - true to their characteristics,” said the two designers. Please take this opportunity to customize your favorite jewelry with each one-of-a-kind stone.

    Perseverance has been a big word for us this year, to keep going along our path, making things and trying to put more beautiful, special things out into the world. Looking back over the year i think a pause in our routines- even though enforced by the pandemic- has been a good thing, allowing us to proceed more carefully and thoughtfully. Always look for the silver lining.” — Ron Anderson, David Rees


    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, there is the possibility there will be an entry restriction/waiting time.
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance

    【Appointments will be prioritized】
    Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the event, however we will prioritize visitors with appointments in case the maximum capacity is reached. Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment Schedule】
    TOKYO:& SHOP AOYAMA
    Event date:Fri. 27th November – Mon. 30th November
    Appointment requests:from Tue. 24th November –
    Contact (email):mens@arts-science.com

    KYOTO:& SHOP KYOTO
    Event date:Fri. 4th December – Mon. 7th December
    Appointment requests:from Tue. 24th November –
    Contact (email):andshop@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Stone Collection
    TOKYO
    & SHOP AOYAMA
    Fri. 27th November – Mon. 30th November / 11:00 – 19:00
    KYOTO
    & SHOP KYOTO
    Fri. 4th December – Mon. 7th December / 11:00 – 19:00
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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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  • Oct 15, 20Event
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”

    Once again it is that time of year for our New Year’s decorations from florist shop <Mitate>.
    All 28 different arrangements will be shown on display, including the new bamboo drum, “Furi-daiko” the a new version of the crane, “Mukae-tsuru”, and the A&S bespoke straw rice cake, “Wara-mochi”.
    Please enjoy this special occasion to prepare for your New Year’s celebration.
    They will be presented at HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto, and A&S DAIKANYAMA in Tokyo. We welcome you to come for a visit.


    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, there is the possibility there will be an entry restriction/waiting time.
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance

    【Appointments will be prioritized】
    Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the event, however we will prioritize visitors with appointments in case the maximum capacity is reached. Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment Schedule】
    KYOTO:HIN / Arts & Science
    Event date:Fri. 23rd October – Sun. 1st November
    Appointment requests:from Thu. 15th October –
    Contact (email):hin@arts-science.com

    TOKYO:A&S DAIKANYAMA
    Event date:Fri. 6th November – Sun. 15th November
    Appointment requests:from Thu. 15th October –
    Contact (email):daikanyama@arts-science.com

    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Fri. 23rd October – Sun. 1st November / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Closed on Tuesdays
    TOKYO
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    Fri. 6th November – Sun. 15th November / 12:00 – 18:00
    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.
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Sep 28, 20Event
    MARQUESS | Semi-Custom Order

    Semi-custom order event for the bespoke shoe brand <MARQUESS> will be held at SHOES and THINGS for one month from October 1st. This time for the first time in Tokyo, we will introduce the ready-made shoes of "Felling", which are reputable for its simplicity and beautiful silhouettes.

    At the same time, we also accept semi-custom orders where you can choose from eight different designs and the leather color of your preference. Designer Kawaguchi will be in the store for two days, October 24th (Sat) and 25th (Sun). Please take this valuable opportunity to consult with Kawaguchi directly about your individual fits.


    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, all appointments must be confirmed ahead of time. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
    *Maximum capacity: 2 visitors in the shop at one time
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance
    *Orders are available for women’s sizes only
    *Delivery of orders will take place in March, 2021

    【How to request an appointment】
    Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames to SHOES and THINGS by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment schedule】
    SHOES and THINGS
    Event date:Thu. 1st October – Sat. 31st October
    Appointment requests:from Mon. 28th September –
    Contact (email):arts-shoes@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    MARQUESS | Semi-Custom Order
    DATE
    Thu. 1st October – Sat. 31st October / 11:00 – 19:00
    Designer will be present on: Sat. 24th October & Sun. 25th October
    *Closed every Wednesday
    SHOP
    NOTE
    • ※ 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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  • Sep 25, 20Event
    Pre-order Furniture Event by ikken

    “ikken” is a unit that integrates a design room and a furniture workshop, established in Kyoto in 2014. We will hold their first furniture order reception at ARTS & SCIENCE. We will introduce about 18 different styles of furniture at HIN in Kyoto from Friday, October 2nd and at A&S Daikanyama in Tokyo from Friday, October 16th.

    ikken is a unit of two professionals, first-class architect Takato Yoshida and furniture artist Kiyo Yamanaka, who were classmates in the department of architecture at their university. ikken was established in Kyoto in 2014 and directed the architectural design of A&S HIN which opened in 2016. Yoshida studied under architect Yoshifumi Nakamura, and Yamanaka studied under Shigefumi Abe who works on furniture for Lemming house. The year before the establishment of ikken, Yoshida partnered and worked very closely with Hitoshi Onishi, a furniture artist in Kyoto.
    Yoshida is mainly in charge of the design, Yamanaka is in charge of producing built-in furniture such as kitchens, and their collaboration with Onishi involves his furniture craftmanship of items such as chairs and tables. A unit also responsible for total space design, ikken always has in mind the harmony of the furniture and architectural space they will reside in.

    At this event, the main feature are the furniture pieces that ikken Yoshida selected especially for A&S, one in particular is the *Washi (Japanese-paper) cabinet made by the request of Sonya Park, the owner of ARTS & SCIENCE. The item was creative direction was completed through many repeated discussions between Park and ikken. There will also be various samples on display such as chairs and foldable tables, shelves and coat racks, and special orders can be made with your preferred type of wood and colors. Please take the time to enjoy the exhibition space itself as well, where playful children's chairs and wooden house toys will also be presented.

    Up until today, ikken has solely produced custom-made furniture. We welcome you to experience this new type of presentation exclusive to ARTS & SCIENCE.

    *「Washi cabinet」will only be on display at A&S Daikanyama.


    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, there is the possibility there will be an entry restriction/waiting time.
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance

    【Appointments will be prioritized】
    Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the event, however we will prioritize visitors with appointments in case the maximum capacity is reached. Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment Schedule】
    KYOTO:HIN / Arts & Science
    Event date:Fri. 2nd October – Sun. 11th October
    Appointment requests:from Fri. 24th September –
    Contact (email):hin@arts-science.com

    TOKYO:A&S DAIKANYAMA
    Event date:Fri. 16th October – Sun. 25th October
    Appointment requests:from Fri. 24th September –
    Contact (email):daikanyama@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    Pre-order Furniture Event by ikken
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Fri. 2nd October – Sun. 11th October / 11:00 – 19:00
    ikken will be present on: Fri. 2nd October
    TOKYO
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    Fri. 16th October – Sun. 25th October / 12:00 – 18:00
    ikken will be present on: Fri. 16th October & Sun. 25th October
    PROFILE
    ikken is a design studio and a furniture workshop established in Kyoto in 2014. A partnership between two professionals, first-class Japan licensed architect, Takato Yoshida and furniture craftsmen Kiyo Yamanaka who were classmates in the department of architecture at university. Yoshida worked at the Lemming House and was the apprentice of Yoshifumi Nakamura. The year before the establishment of ikken, he worked very closely with furniture artist Hitoshi Onishi in Kyoto and continues to do so today. Yoshida develops the furniture design, while Yamanaka crafts the built-in furniture, and their collaboration with Onishi involves his production of furniture items such as chairs and tables.
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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.

      Photography by Hideya Amemiya

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  • Sep 4, 20Event
    Kenichi Takanaka “Takanaka Space Defense Force”

    Artist, calligrapher, and potter Kenichi Takanaka’s exhibition, featuring works from his new theme - “Takanaka Space Defense Force,” will be held at two locations, Tokyo and Kyoto.

    In addition to Takanaka’s ceramics and large scale painted and inlay pottery, he will also release a publication of four-frame comics. Please also enjoy our A&S special collaboration items including handkerchiefs printed with his crayon drawings, and hanging scrolls of his new works. We welcome you to come and enjoy the one and only world of Kenichi Takanaka on display.


    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, there is the possibility there will be an entry restriction/waiting time.
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance

    【Appointments will be prioritized】
    Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the event, however we will prioritize visitors with appointments in case the maximum capacity is reached. Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment schedule】
    KYOTO:HIN / Arts & Science
    Event date:Fri. 18th September – Sun. 27th September
    Appointment requests:from Fri. 4th September –
    Contact (email):hin@arts-science.com

    TOKYO:OVER THE COUNTER
    Event date:Thu. 1st October – Sun. 11th October
    Appointment requests:from Fri. 4th September –
    Contact (email):over-the-counter@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    Kenichi Takanaka Exhibition
    “Takanaka Space Defense Force”
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Fri. 18th September – Sun. 27th September / 11:00 – 19:00
    Artist will be present on: Fri. 18th September
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    Thu. 1st October – Sun. 11th October / 11:00 – 19:00
    Artist will be present on: Sat. 3rd October
    • ※ 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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  • Sep 2, 20Event
    Judy Geib Plus Alpha Trunk Show “Handmadeness”

    From Friday, Sept.11th 2020 ~ for three days, we will be holding <Handmadeness> a trunk show for jewelry brand, Judy Geib Plus Alpha at A&S AOYAMA.
    The intricate and detailed craftwork of designer Judy Geib’s items reflect her method of creation. It is as if you can see her journey of creation and movement of hands in her unique forms of original jewellery.
    A presentation of items includes a necklace made in a motif of branches, a striped agate earring, and more selections of Geib’s one-of-a-kind “handmadeness.” Please take this opportunity to come an explore the Judy Geib Plus Alpha universe.



    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, there is the possibility there will be an entry restriction/waiting time.
    *Maximum capacity: 2 visitors in the shop at one time
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance
    *The designer will not be present at the event

    【Appointments will be prioritized】
    Walk-ins are welcome on the days of the event, however we will prioritize visitors with appointments in case the maximum capacity is reached. Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames to A&S AOYAMA by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment schedule】
    A&S AOYAMA
    Event date:Fri. 11th September – Sun. 13th September
    Appointment requests:from Wed. 2nd September –
    Contact (email):arts-2@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    Judy Geib Plus Alpha Trunk Show “Handmadeness”
    DATE
    Fri. 11th September – Sun. 13th September / 11:00 – 19:00
    SHOP
    NOTE
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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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  • Aug 24, 20Event
    Le Yucca’s | Semi-Custom Order

    For the first time in two years, we will hold a semi-custom order event for <Le Yucca’s> at SHOES and THINGS.

    Le Yucca's shoes are designed in mind with a thorough understanding of the structure of the foot. The attractive characteristics of the shoes lies not only in the beautiful form, but also in the surprising comfort and the ease of wear. Enzo Bonafè, a long-established workshop in Italy, creates each pair of shoes with extraordinary care using an old-fashioned method that does not include adhesives.

    In addition to our semi-custom orders, we are offering a preorder opportunity for new styles of Le Yucca's SS21 collection and a special collaboration of pumps for A&S. The collaboration style has a deep slit in the front, and is inspired by a classical design that combines a soft rounded feminine silhouette with a thick piled leather heel. Bolognese (bag-sewn) McKay manufacturing method is used for the sole to create a good bend and fit to the feet.
    Please find this occasion to choose your own unique pair of shoes and experience the comfortable fit known to Le Yucca's. We look forward to receiving your appointment request.


    【About the Event】
    *Due to the pandemic circumstances of COVID-19, all appointments must be confirmed ahead of time. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
    *Maximum capacity: 2 visitors in the shop at one time
    *When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance
    *The designer will not be present at the event
    *Orders are available for women’s sizes only
    *Delivery of orders will take place in May, 2021

    【How to request an appointment】
    Please see our “Appointment Request” page, and send your request of two time frames to SHOES and THINGS by email. We will send back your confirmation by email.

    ※Please send your appointment request to the following shop contact by email. (If you send a request through our contact form on our official web page, there may delay to confirm your request.)
    ※For walk-ins on the day of the event, please be aware there may be a restriction to entry/waiting time.


    【Appointment schedule】
    SHOES and THINGS
    Event date:Thu. 10th September – Tue. 29th September
    Appointment requests:from Mon. 24th August –
    Contact (email):arts-shoes@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    Le Yucca’s | Semi-Custom Order
    DATE
    Thu. 10th September – Tue. 29th September / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Closed every Wednesday
    SHOP
    BRAND SITE
    • ※ 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 9, 20Event
    Tomoya Arai Exhibition

    OVER THE COUNTER is hosting an exhibition featuring the woodcraft artist, Tomoya Arai.

    Hand carved lacquered chestnut black bowl with plateau and lye dyed hatchet carved plain chestnut wood bowl featuring bold blade marks and hollows: together with these two contrasting bowls, fukiurushi (wiped lacquer) works such as spoons and cups will be showcased at the exhibition. “It made me change the way how I create and I was able to enjoy every process of the creation.” Arai’s words convey his strong will towards expression. Please come and see his various works with multifaceted charms.

    TITLE
    Tomoya Arai Exhibition
    DATE
    2020.3/20 (Fri.) — 3/26 (Thu.) / 12:00 — 20:00
    *The artist will be present at the store on 20th March.
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    Tomoya Arai creates essential tools for daily life. Some of his pieces have a soft appearance, which he achieves through his distinctive hand-sculpting technique, while his white wood pieces have a rough appearance achieved through purposeful sword cuts that are left visible on the surface. He was born in Osaka in 1983 and moved to Tokyo at the age of 19. He started carving wood at age 23 and the following year, he held his first one-man exhibition at Saruyama in Motoazabu. Arai later moved to Kochi, where he concentrates on his artistic activities (and harvests his own crops) surrounded by the natural beauty of Shimanto.
    • ※ 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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  • Feb 25, 20Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order”

    For the second time in Tokyo, SHOES and THINGS will be hosting a semi-order event featuring the bespoke shoe brand, MARQUESS.

    During the event, customers are free to choose their favorite leather, color and design among 8 styles which include the brand’s new “DURHUM” loafers, oxford shoes and chukka boots. The designer will be present at the store on two days: March 7th (Sat) and 8th (Sun). It is a rare opportunity where you can discuss with the designer to create your own piece. The ready-to-wear version of the brand’s latest “DURHUM” loafers will also be available at CORNER in Kyoto. We look forward to your visit.


    ※The event will be upon reservation on March 7th (Sat) and 8th (Sun). Please contact SHOES and THINGS (customers are welcome to see the collection without any reservation but please note that customer with reservation will be prioritized during peak hours).


    We also invite you to take a look at our article featuring the brand.
    Behind the Scenes — MARQUESS

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order”
    DATE
    2020.3/6 (Fri.) — 31 (Tue.) / 12:00 — 20:00
    ※ *The designer will be present at the store on 7th & 8th March.
    SHOP
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Feb 24, 20Event
    Naho Kamada Exhibition

    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto is holding an exhibition of works by the metalsmith, Naho Kamada.

    The exhibition will focus on works in pure silver such as spoons decorated with ancient beads from the era of Mesopotamian Civilization, as well as exclusively made sukkara (Korean spoon), flower vases, and small boxes in pure silver. Please come and take a look at Kamada’s exquisite everyday items which give off a soft allure and were created by careful forging process. We look forward to seeing you there.

    TITLE
    Naho Kamada Exhibition
    DATE
    2020.3/6 (Fri.) — 3/15 (Sun.) / 11:00 — 19:00
    The artist will be present at the store on 7th March (11:00-16:00)
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    Naho Kamada is a metalsmith born in Kumamoto in 1982. In 2005, she studied under Takejiro Hasegawa, and learned metalworking of items such as tea utensils. Kamada became independent in 2008 and launched her own production activities. You can feel the sophistication and dignified strength of the hand work from her delicate works. Kamada’s works are inspired by ancient items from various countries, such as tableware, cutlery, and objects made of pure silver or brass.
    • ※ 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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  • Feb 3, 20Event
    Kenichi Seki Exhibition

    From February 21st (Fri) through March 1st (Sun), HIN Arts & Science Nijodori Kyoto is holding the first exhibition of the wood lacquer artist, Kenichi Seki.

    Kenichi Seki is an artist who has a preference toward antique arts and tools as well as the allure and the sense of creation particular to the era of the Joseon dynasty in Korea. In this exhibition, we will feature Seki’s works mainly starting from small ornament stands to incense container and vessels. Please come and experience Seki’s unique works which are born from the thorough artistic process of woodturning to lacquer painting, processes which he acquired by learning from many masters.

    We look forward to welcoming you at our renovated space.

    TITLE
    Kenichi Seki Exhibition
    DATE
    2020.2.21 (Fri.) — 3.1 (Sun.) / 11:00 — 19:00
    *Kenichi Seki will be present at the store on 2/21 – 23, 3/1
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    Kenichi Seki is a wood lacquer artist born in 1982 in Izumi-shi, Osaka. Seki first encountered the world of craft when his former university professor was working for a woodworking project of the Joseon dynasty. After graduating from university, Seki became an apprentice to the wood lacquer artist, Kazumasa Fujisaki. In 2012, he became an apprentice to the lacquer artist, Akito Akagi. Since becoming independent in 2019, Seki has based his artistic activity in Wajima-shi, Ishikawa.
    • ※ 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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  • Dec 27, 19Event
    FOX UMBRELLAS BY THE COLOUR FOR A&S

    For the first time in two years, A&S is holding an order event of umbrellas featuring the traditional British brand “FOX UMBRELLAS”.

    Staying true to their artisanal technique which has not changed since the brand’s establishment in 1868, British umbrellas made by FOX UMBRELLAS continue to be loved by many around the globe for their exquisite beauty and functionality. During the event, customers are free to select and combine their favorite piece from our exclusive selection of 10 handles and fabrics in 25 colors for women’s and men’s umbrellas. Telescopic umbrellas which can also be used as parasols will also be available for order. The order is scheduled to be ready in around June 2020.

    Please come and create your unique umbrella which is sure to make the experience of carrying an umbrella more fun. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    FOX UMBRELLAS BY THE COLOUR FOR A&S
    KYOTO
    2020.1.3 (Fri.)— 13 (Mon.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    TOKYO
    2020.1.17 (Fri.)— 26 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    URL
    FOX UMBRELLAS
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Nov 22, 19Event
    William Welstead “13th Trunk Show”

    The 13th edition of our annual William Welstead Trunk Show will take place respectively at A&S Aoyama and A&S Kyoto this year.

    The event will feature Welstead’s latest collection featuring diamonds in various sizes, pearls and colored stones such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. The designer William Welstead will also be present for a meet-and-greet at A&S Aoyama. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    William Welstead “13th Trunk Show”
    TOKYO
    2019.11.29 (Fri.) / 17:00 – 20:00
    2019.11.30 (Sat.) ー 12.2 (Mon.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    *The designer will be present at the store on 11/29, 30
    A&S AOYAMA
    KYOTO
    2019.12.6日 (Fri.) ー 12.8 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    A&S KYOTO
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  • Oct 21, 19Event
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”

    New Year’s decoration by the florist “Mitate” is coming back to A&S. We have a wide selection ranging from modern kadomatsu* to tricolor waramochi** set in A&S exclusive lacquerware to newest decorations featuring Chinese twelve zodiacs and musubi yanagi*** in a special vase made by “Konbu Kanamono” in Kyoto. Please come and enjoy the latest collection to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

    *kadomatsu: gate decorations with pine branches
    ** waramochi: sweet paste made from straws
    ***musubi yanagi: decorations made from willow trees

    Mitate’s items will be available at HIN Arts & Science in Kyoto and A&S DAIKANYAMA in Tokyo. We look forward to your visit.

    ※ Please note that period when Mitate’s items are available are different between Kyoto and Tokyo.

    KYOTO
    2019.11.1 (Fri.) – 11.10 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Hayato Nishiyama of Mitate will be present at the store on 11/3, 4
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    TOKYO
    2019.11.8 (Fri.) – 11.17 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    *Hayato Nishiyama of Mitate will be present at the store on 11/9, 10
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    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.
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Oct 7, 19Event
    A&S ANTIQUE MARKET

    From Friday October 11th through Sunday October 20th, AT THE CORNER’s Antique Market will be back for the first time in four years.
    The event will feature various items together with our beloved antique furniture and store fixtures which we have been using at A&S stores. Items which we gradually gathered from around the globe will be available for sale. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    A&S ANTIQUE MARKET
    DATE
    2019.10.11(Fri.)— 20(Sun.) / 13:00 — 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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  • Sep 30, 19Event
    Original Cushion “Semi-custom order”

    Original cushions, which are part of our A&S HOME COLLECTION, will be available for semi-custom order at A&S Daikanyama from Friday, October 4th through Thursday October 31st.

    During this period, various fabrics such as linen, wool, cashmere and yak will be available together with selected materials and colors to match the season or your interiors. Please don’t miss this rare occasion to create your own cushions from A&S original fabrics. For more detail, please contact our store. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    Original Cushion “Semi-custom order”
    DATE
    2019.10.4(Fri.)— 31(Thu.) / 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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  • Aug 28, 19Event
    Kenichi Takanaka “Nanako vol.3”

    From Friday, September 13th through Monday, 23rd (Japanese national holiday), HIN Arts & Science Nijodori Kyoto will be hosting our fourth exhibition featuring Kenichi Takanaka.

    Takanaka is known for the use of various techniques such as painting and inlaying, but for this exhibition, we will mainly focus on his “nanako”, which uses a graver to hammer small circular patterns on the earthenware. Some patterns will also feature sceneries which the artist saw as he walked through towns and characters he loved when he was a child. Takanaka says that in recent years, he was finally able to fulfill his free expression which transcended many differences. Please don’t miss this occasion to experience his works.

    One early morning, I was reading Li Bai’s poem out loud in my study with the window fully open when a white-eye came to a mulberry tree in front of the window and started pecking on the blackened berries. It was so near that I could almost touch it. But the bird was busy pecking and didn’t seem to mind my voice at all. Leaving my feeling of joy aside, I decided I should be like the bird
    and concentrated on Li’s poem.

    《心性無染 本自圓成》 — Kenichi Takanaka

    TITLE
    Kenichi Takanaka “Nanako vol.3”
    DATE
    2019.9.13(Fri.) – 23 (Mon.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Kenichi Takanaka will be present at the store on Fri. 13th September.
    SHOP
    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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  • Jul 16, 19Event
    POST in KYOTO

    This year marks the third edition of “POST in KYOTO”. Exclusive art books selected through the aesthetic perspective of Tokyo’s Ebisu based bookstore “POST” are coming together at the second floor of &SHOP Kyoto. On Saturday July 20th, Takiko Nishiki from POST will be present at the store to introduce you to her original selection. We look forward to seeing you there.

    TITLE
    POST in KYOTO
    DATE
    2019.7.20(Sat.) — 9.16(Mon.) / 11:00 — 19:00
    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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  • Jun 10, 19Event
    Takashi Nakao Exhibition

    HIN Arts & Science Nijodori Kyoto welcomes Takashi Nakao, the artist working with synthetic resin and FRP*materials, for his exhibition from Friday July 5th through Monday July 15th.

    The event will feature Nakao’s latest creations including ten or so pendant shades and floor lamps. Exhibited pieces are also be available for sale. Please come and experience the soft light which glows from shades that went through multiple polishing.

    ※ The artist will be present at the store on 7.5 (Fri.) and 6(Sat.)
    * FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics) is a lightweight and strong composite material made from resin reinforced with glass fibers.

    TITLE
    Takashi Nakao Exhibition
    DATE
    2019.7.5 (Fri.) — 15 (Mon.) / 11:00 — 19:00
    SHOP
    URL
    • ※ 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 31, 19Event
    Early Summer Jewelry Collection

    Beginning from Friday, June 7th, newly arrived pieces from our familiar jewelry brands will come together at A&S AOYAMA.

    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
    DATE
    2019.6.7 (Fri.) — 18 (Tue.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    BRAND
    and more…
    • ※ 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 23, 19Event
    Vintage BY Crystal “Order Event”

    From Friday April 26th to Sunday May 26th, OVER THE COUNER will host an order event featuring ornaments made by “Vintage BY Crystal”.

    “Vintage BY Crystal” is known for creating adorably charming ornaments of figures such as Santa Claus and animals. During the event, you can select your favorite piece from over 370 ornaments. In addition to various figures, “Santa on Wreath” in A&S limited colors will also be available. Please come and visit us for an exciting order event of joyous ornaments.

    ※ Ornament orders will be available from two items.
    ※ Ornaments ordered during the event will be ready at the store from the beginning of November, before the holiday season.

    ※ Ornaments available for order can be seen in our catalogue in PDF format. Please click the link below for details. For customers interested in placing orders, we recommend that you take a look at this catalogue before visiting the store.

    → Vintage BY Crystal Ornaments catalogue (PDF: 2.7MB)

    TITLE
    Vintage BY Crystal “Order Event”
    DATE
    2019.4.26(Fri.) — 5.26(Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    OVER THE COUNTER
    NOTE
    Please note that the expression, the garment, the color of the ornament will vary for they are unique pieces. Some pieces use rare vintage parts as decorations so please note that the finished item may not be completely identical to the ornaments in the PDF catalogue.

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  • Apr 22, 19Event
    muska at A&S MARUNOUCHI

    Jewelleries by “muska” are coming together at A&S Marunouchi from Friday May 3rd (Japanese National holiday) to Friday May 31st. From one-of-a-kind ring and earring made from rare natural stones such as fire opals and trapiche emeralds to this season’s latest creations and archive pieces, various items will all be available at the store. Please do not miss this rare occasion to enjoy the rich collection of muska. We look forward to seeing you there.

    TITLE
    muska at A&S MARUNOUCHI
    DATE
    2019.5.3(Fri.) — 31(Fri.)
    11:00 — 21:00 (Weekday & Sat.)
    11:00 — 20:00 (Sun. & Holiday)
    Click here for GW business hours of Shin-Marunouchi Bldg.
    SHOP
    A&S MARUNOUCHI
    URL
    http://muska.jp

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  • Apr 15, 19Event
    Steve Harrison Exhibition 2019

    ARTS&SCIENCE brings you two different exhibitions titled “BIG IN JAPAN” and “TRAVELLING WITH TEA” featuring the English potter, Steve Harrison which will take place simultaneously at our venues in Tokyo and Kyoto.

    “AT THE CORNER” in Tokyo welcomes the exhibition “BIG IN JAPAN”. The event sheds light on Harrison’s compilation in which he pursued the study of proportion for about two years. We will exhibit Harrison’s works which challenged the question: What will happen if we enlarged each piece according to same proportions? Together with the exhibition, a newspaper-sized catalogue featuring Harrison’s 53 works will also be available for sale.

    At “A&S Kyoto Bekkan”, we bring you the exhibition “TRAVELLING WITH TEA” which was held in U.K. at the end of 2018. The event will feature a case which was exclusively created by the U.K. based luggage brand GLOBE-TROTTER uniquely for Harrison and his tea case made to store his tea equipment. The event is the fruit of Harrison’s adventure about travelling with tea, which he has been pursuing for more than 30 years.

    A&S will be hosting the long-awaited Harrison’s exhibition which was last held nearly two years ago. Through our exhibitions, visitors will be able to enjoy various works created upon different themes. Harrison will be present on both opening days at our two venues (Friday, April 26th in Tokyo / Sunday, April 28th in Kyoto). We look forward to seeing you there.

    → Click here to visit our “BIG IN JAPAN” feature page.

    TOKYO
    “BIG IN JAPAN” at AT THE CORNER
    109 Palace Aoyama 6.1.6 Minami Aoyama Minato.ku Tokyo 107.0062 Japan
    2019.4.26 (Fri.) – 5.26 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    *The artist will be present at the store on Friday 26th April, 2019.
    KYOTO
    “TRAVELLING WITH TEA” at ARTS&SCIENCE Kyoto Bekkan (Google Maps)
    334-1 Maruya.cho Sanjo Agaru Gokomachi.dori Nakagyo.ku Kyoto.shi Kyoto 604.8086 Japan
    2019.4.28 (Sun.) – 5.12 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The artist will be present at the store on Sunday 28th April, 2019.
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Apr 4, 19Event
    Hisae Higuchi “BUREAU”

    Hisae Higuchi is a bookbinding artist who inherits the craft of artisanal binding called reliure. Following her AT THE CORNER solo-exhibition which took place last December in Tokyo, we bring you a new exhibition titled “BUREAU / 書斎“ at HIN Arts & Science Nijodori Kyoto.

    The new exhibition will feature her works starting from Japanese paperback sized agendas and leather-bound notebooks in various sizes. Semi-custom order will also be available in a limited quantity. While we wait for the launch of the exhibition, please come and visit our stores for our selection of stationary, writing tool and agenda to accompany your daily lives.

    The artist is scheduled to be present at the venue on Sunday, April 28th & Monday, 29th.

    TITLE
    Hisae Higuchi “BUREAU”
    DATE
    2019.4.28 (Sun.) — 5.12 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Mar 11, 19Event
    Tomoya Arai Exhibition

    Following last year, “AT THE CORNER” welcomes the wood carving artist, Tomoya Arai for his exhibition and sales event.

    Arai is an autodidact in the handling of wood and lacquer. His creative process is full of originality and freedom. While his works such as bowls and spoons feature scars made during the carving process, each piece have a rough yet refined allure. His works are made to serve as “tools” for the everyday life and each piece is unique. During his time away from his creative process, Arai plows the field and enjoys living with what nature offers him. Please do not miss this chance to see his collection.
    We look forward to your visit.

    The artist is scheduled to be present at the venue on Saturday, March 23rd.

    「I enjoy using my froe to carve wood. The rackety “me” disappears as a serene “me” takes over its place but once the rackety children come the rackety “me” returns, that’s when my wife comes by and remarks: it’s nice to see you guys having such a good time.」 — Tomoya Arai

    TITLE
    Tomoya Arai Exhibition
    DATE
    2019.3.21(Thu.) — 31(Sun.) / 13:00 – 20:00
    *Closed on Monday
    SHOP
    AT THE CORNER
    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.
    • ※ 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 9, 19Event
    Adam Silverman “TOKO”

    For our very first time, HIN Arts&Science Nijodori Kyoto is hosting a personal exhibition featuring the potter, Adam Silverman. After working as the studio director at HEATH CERAMICS in California, Silverman has been energetically creating his own works which feature lava-like texture and original shapes which bring forth the uniqueness of his universe. Including bowls which he created for the first time in several years, the exhibition will also feature works which are filled with functionality. We look forward to your visit.

    "The work in this show celebrates the physical: Materials from the earth, geometry, chemistry and physical processes...all with a goal of seeking the metaphysical." — Adam Silverman

    TITLE
    Adam Silverman “TOKO”
    DATE
    2019.3.23(Sat.)−31(Sun.)/11:00 – 19:00
    *Adam Silverman will be present at the store on 3.24
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    www.adamsilverman.net
    NOTE
    Event concurrently held with CURATOR’S CUBE
    2019.3.23(Sat.)−4.7(Sun.)/12:00 – 19:00
    • ※ 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 8, 19Event
    Ishikawa Brush “Demonstration Sale Event”

    During the two days between Saturday March 16th and 17th, OVER THE COUNTER presents its annual “Ishikawa Garment Brush Demonstration Sale Event”. We welcome the brush artisan Mr. Kazuo Ishikawa who will demonstrate his creation process. Mr. Ishikawa will also share his advice on the use his brushes and their care methods. Participants will also have the opportunity to directly speak with Mr. Ishikawa for any questions. In this era of abundant fabrics and their variations, please do not miss this chance to get a rare insight about “how to properly take care” of your garments in accordance to the material. We look forward to your visit.

    *Mr. Ishikawa will be present at the store between noon till 17pm during the two days.

    TITLE
    Ishikawa Brush “Demonstration Sale Event”
    DATE
    2019.3.16(Sat.), 17(Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    HP
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Mar 1, 19Event
    Crocodile Leather “Semi-Custom Order”

    “SHOES and THINGS” in Tokyo and “CORNER” in Kyoto will host a pattern-order event featuring items using crocodile leathers. Including new shapes, we bring you a selection of pieces which can be enjoyed throughout your “daily life”.

    At A&S, we work with a Japanese traditional tanner who specializes in reptile leathers. Each leather is created by the tanner with more than 50 processes including tanning, dyeing and finishing which takes about 3 months. For the finishing process, a globally rare process is used to create leathers with softer textures. Being richly oiled to the core, each leather has an allure which deepens with continued use which is characteristic to A&S. Due to the uniqueness of the material itself, there are only about 20 companies worldwide who can handle them. Please come and experience the texture of crocodile leather carefully tanned by skilled artisans over time.

    *Leathers used to make these items are imported in accordance to the Washington Convention. Not limited to leathers, all other parts will be put to use.
    *Ordered items will take about 6 months until they are ready.

    TITLE
    Crocodile Leather “Semi-Custom Order”
    TOKYO
    2019.3.8(Fri.) — 17(Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    SHOES and THINGS
    KYOTO
    2019.3.21(Thu.) — 31(Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    CORNER
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  • Jan 28, 19Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order”

    From Friday February 1st to Thursday 28th, “SHOES and THINGS” will host a semi-order event of women’s ready-to-wear shoes featuring the bespoke shoe brand “MARQUESS”. The event marks our new engagement between “MARQUESS” and “ARTS&SCIENCE” which began last year at “CORNER” in Kyoto.

    During the 2 days of Saturday February 9th and Sunday 10th, the designer Mr. Kawaguchi will be present at the store. Exclusive leathers not available in the standard lineup will also be there for you to choose from. Please do not miss this rare occasion where you can discuss with the designer to create your very own pair.

    * Saturday February 9th and Sunday 10th will be limited to customers with appointments. To make your reservation, please call “SHOES and THINGS”.
    (All are welcome to take a look at the collection but please kindly note that in peak hours, the service will be limited to customers with reservations)

    Please take a look at our article featuring the collection.
    Behind the Scenes — MARQUESS

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order”
    DATE
    2019 2.1 (Fri.) — 2.28 (Thu.) / 12:00 — 20:00
    ※The designer will be present at the store on Saturday February 9th and Sunday 10th.
    SHOP
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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