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

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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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  • Jan 11, 19Event
    EDITION MAEGHT at &SHOP KYOTO

    From Sunday January 13th 2019, art books selected by “POST”, the bookshop in Ebisu, Tokyo will come together at &SHOP KYOTO.

    The event will feature works from “Edition Maeght” which was established in 1973 as the publishing division of the historic Galerie Maeght in France. For the event, we bring you the art magazine “Derrière le miroir” and works by the artist Warja Lavater, who is famous for creating books bound in accordion-style.

    All works featured in the exhibition are highly artistic pieces in lithography. Please come and experience them at our store. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    EDITION MAEGHT at &SHOP KYOTO
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Jan 10, 19Event
    ANTOTE | Home Collection & Semi-Custom Order

    Antonello Tedde, the creator behind bags using traditional hand woven fabrics from the Italian island of Sardinia, will be launching a new collection of home accessories titled “ANTOTE”.

    OVER THE COUNTER brings you a preview of the new collection together with an order event where you can select your own pattern and yarn (available in 30 colors) for seat cushions, mats and rugs. Please come and select your favorite piece to enliven your everyday life. We look forward to seeing you at the store.

    TITLE
    ANTOTE | Home Collection & Semi-Custom Order
    DATE
    2019 1.18 (Fri.) — 1.27 (Sun.) / 12:00 — 20:00
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    “ANTOTE” is a new collection for home and living spaces launched by Antonello Tedde, the creator working under the theme of fusion between traditional craft and global design. Always thinking about the environment and the people behind the production process, Tedde continues to cherish handmade and traditional craft.
    • ※ 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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  • Jan 7, 19Event
    Made to Order Furniture by Ifuji × ARTS&SCIENCE Vol.2

    For the second time, ARTS&SCIENCE will be presenting an order event of furniture in collaboration with the woodworking artist, Masashi Ifuji at our two stores in Tokyo and Kyoto.

    From mizuya tansu* to ornamental drawers, the event will feature drawers that can be customized depending on where and how you would like to use them. The event will also feature new collection of vegetable-dyed oval boxes and a series of mirrors including cheval mirrors. Please come and order your very own furniture to match your needs. We look forward to your visit.

    *mizuya tansu: Japanese traditional cupboards and furniture used in kitchens

    TOKYO
    AT THE CORNER
    2019 1.18 (Fri.) — 1.27 (Sun.) 13:00 — 20:00 (Closed Monday)
    * Masashi Ifuji will be at the gallery on Fri. 18th January, 13pm —
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    2019 2.8 (Fri.) — 2.17 (Sun.) 11:00 — 19:00
    * Masashi Ifuji will be at the gallery on Sat. 9th February, 11am —
    PROFILE
    Masashi Ifuji / Woodcraft artist / Born 1966. He established his Ifuji Furniture Workshop in town of Gujo Hachiman on 2003. On 2006, he had his first exhibition. On 2009, he relocated his workshop to the city of Matsumoto in Nagano prefecture. He is currently running a café and gallery in the building which he reformed the old pharmacy built in Showa 8th. He also manages 〈LABORATORIO〉 which is consisted of the BOX SHOP and faber LABORATORIO.
    • ※ 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 13, 18Event
    Hisae Higuchi “CAHIERS”

    Reliure is a traditional bookbinding technique where a bookbinder puts his/her skill in rebinding a temporary bound book with the request of a booklover. Even in the era of mass printed machine-bound books, this technique continues through this day. In the exhibition “CAHIERS”, whose title is taken from the French word for “notebooks”, we will be exhibiting Higuchi’s works. Her works will also be available for sale. Each of the 14 notebooks created with respect to 14 personalities ranging from painter, architect, dancer, mathematician and travelling violinist is made from different paper and leather collected from various parts of Europe exclusively for this event which makes each piece unique.

    Ranging from diary, guestbook to sketchbook, please come and enjoy the profound universe of Higuchi’s works where each notebook becomes a book with the passing of time.

    SPECIAL EVENT !
    From Friday December 7th to Thursday 13th, the event will also feature exclusive jewelries made by Marie-Hélène de Taillac. Please don’t miss this opportunity where colorful jewelry meets extraordinary notebooks bound in leather.

    DATE
    2018 11.23 (Fri.) — 12.30 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00 (Closed Monday)
    SPECIAL EVENT!
    2018 12.7 (Fri.) — 12.13 (Thu.) / 12:00 – 20:00 (Closed Monday)
    SHOP
    AT THE CORNER
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Nov 10, 18Event
    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 OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo. We look forward to your visit.

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

    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.
    KYOTO
    2018.11.23 (Fri.) – 12.2 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Hayato Nishiyama of Mitate will be present at the store on 11.23, 24, 25
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    TOKYO
    2018.11.30 (Fri.) – 12.9 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    *Hayato Nishiyama of Mitate will be present at the store on 12.1, 2
    OVER THE COUNTER
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Oct 19, 18Event
    Ernst Gamperl “3rd Exhibition”

    For the third time since 2010 and 2014, ARTS&SCIENCE is hosting an exhibition featuring Ernst Gamperl from Friday October 26th to Sunday November 11th at two venues, Tokyo and Kyoto.

    The exhibition will showcase a series of works -including large objects - created by Ernst Gamperl, the winner of the annual LOEWE Craft Prize 2017, an international award with the mission of introducing extraordinary craftsmanship which are given to modern artisans around the world. Gamperl’s expressive and original works are made from trees which were cut down due to various reasons. Gamperl ventures on using these materials which undergo changes in form together with the advancement of the drying process. We hope you will enjoy Gamperl’s profound works which bring forth the characteristic of the tree itself. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    Ernst Gamperl “3rd Exhibition”
    TOKYO
    2018.10.26 (Fri.) – .11.11 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 20:00
    AT THE CORNER
    KYOTO
    2018.10.26 (Fri.) – .11.11 (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    &SHOP Kyoto
    HP
    http://www.ernst-gamperl.de
    • ※ Photography by Bernhard Spöttel
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Oct 18, 18Event
    Sho Bok Si “Spoon Shaped Frame”

    Atsushi Sakai is a woodworking artist and the curator of “Sajiya”, the gallery-atelier in the peaceful town of Ushimado in Okayama. Sakai’s first exhibition after changing his artist name to 瀟木子 Sho Bok Si will be held at HIN Arts & Science Nijodori Kyoto from Friday November 2nd to Sunday November 11th 2018.

    Various wooden spoons from the classic 25-size to one-of-a-kind pieces will be available. We look forward to seeing you there.

    TITLE
    Sho Bok Si “Spoon Shaped Frame”
    DATE
    2018.11.2 (Fri.) – .11.11 (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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  • Oct 12, 18Event
    SUPPER CLUB NO.029 | Kissa MAISON

    SUPPER CLUB NO.29 is taking place at DOWN THE STAIRS from Sunday October 21st to Tuesday October 23rd for a limited period of 3 days.

    For our 29th SUPPER CLUB, we welcome the chef, Sota Atsumi from the long-established CLOWN BAR in Paris. Atsumi’s dishes which combines gastronomy and techniques were highly popular during our previous SUPPER CLUB in 2015. After thorough preparations, Atsumi will be opening his restaurant MAISON in January 2019. For the coming SUPPER CLUB, we welcome Rikako Kobayashi, who worked with Atsumi as patissier at CLOWN BAR, to present KISSA* MAISON. The event will feature French sweets made from ingredients of the season to pair them with natural wines. 5 dessert dishes - including savory desserts – will also be available as a la carte dishes. CLOWN BAR’s iconic dish will also be back. Please come and enjoy this exclusive chance to enjoy MAISON’s desserts prior to its opening.

    *Kissa = coffee parlour

    TITLE
    SUPPER CLUB NO.029 | Kissa MAISON
    DATE
    2018.10.21(Sun.) ー 23(Tue.) / 14:00 – 21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    Rikako Kobayashi was born in Gunma in 1987. After graduating from a cookery school, Kobayashi started her career at the restaurant TATERU YOSHINO. She moved to Paris at the age of 23 and worked at restaurants such as AGAPE and DAVID TOUTAIN in Paris. At CLOWN BAR, Kobayashi took the role of chef-patissier. She is also the patissier at Atsumi’s new restaurant MAISON which will open next January.

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  • Sep 28, 18Event
    MERCI BAKE in KYOTO

    ARTS&SCIENCE presents an event featuring “MERCI BAKE” at our Kyoto Bekkan from Friday October 12th to Monday October 15th 2018.

    MERCI BAKE, a French confectionery shop based in Setagaya’s Shoin Jinja Dori in Tokyo, is coming to Kyoto for an exclusive cake shop limited for 4 days! Their all-time favorites such as pound cake, scone, granola and many more menus will be available to enjoy on the spot or as takeaways.

    Please don’t miss this occasion to enjoy MERCI BAKE’s delights this autumn in Kyoto. We look forward to seeing you there.

    *Please note that Sunday October 14th is fully booked with reservations for dine-in customers (takeaways will be available without reservations).

    TITLE
    MERCI BAKE in KYOTO
    OPEN
    2018.10.12 – 15 / 11:00–18:00 [L.O 17:00]
    EVENT PLACE
    ARTS&SCIENCE Kyoto Bekkan
    334-1 Maruya.cho Sanjo Agaru Gokomachi.dori Nakagyo.ku Kyoto.shi Kyoto 604.8086 Japan

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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
    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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