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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.
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  • Jul 6, 18Event
    Tamako Yoshii | Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TITLE
    Hajime Sawatari “Nadia with White”
    DATE
    2018.7.6 Fri. – 7.22 Sun. 7.29 Sun./ 12:00 – 20:00
    PROFILE
    Hajime Sawatari was born in Tokyo in 1940. Sawatari started publishing his works in photography magazines during his years at Nihon University College of Art where he majored in photography. After working at Nippon Design Center, he became independent in 1966 and has been working as a freelance photographer since then. His works have received the Japan Advertising Photographer’s Association’s (APA) Encouragement Award (1963) and the Annual Award from the Photographic Society of Japan (1979). His works are exhibited among the permanent collection at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Niigata City Museum in Japan. Sawatari is famous for portraying female nudes and his major works include Nadia: Morino Ningyokan (The Mainichi Newspapers) and Alice to name a few.
    SHOP
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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