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  • Feb 2, 23Event
    Jewelry Shop

    Arts & Science will begin our 2023 Spring Summer Collection arrivals from Friday, February 3rd. Starting on the same day, our temporary Jewelry Shop will introduce new jewelry from US jewelry brands, Judy Geib Plus Alpha and Alice Waese.

    New earrings, rings and broaches from Judy Geib Plus Alpha and pink sapphire jewelry styles have arrived from Alice Waese. We will also display diamond jewelry from William Welstead.

    〈Jewelry Shop〉 will continue the limited-time pop-up shop at WHITE BOX until Sunday, February 26. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    Jewelry Shop
    DATE
    January 13th (Friday) – February 26th (Sunday) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    WHITE BOX
    NOTE
    2023 Early Spring Collection
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  • Jan 16, 23Event
    Jewelry Shop

    An A&S limited time, “Jewelry Shop” will open from Friday, January 13. The location of this temporary shop will be at WHITE BOX, A&S’ multi-purpose exhibition space across the street from Nezu Mueseum. We are showing items from various jewelry brands until the end of February.

    Throughout January, we will feature jewelry brands from Japan including muska, Pfütze and mariko tsuchiyama. These domestic brands are not always available to see at our shops in the Aoyama location. We welcome you to come see the items in person at this special opportunity.

    TITLE
    Jewelry Shop
    DATE
    January 13th (Friday) – February 26th (Sunday) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    WHITE BOX
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Jan 5, 23Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2023”

    A semi-custom order event for bespoke shoe brand〈MARQUESS〉will be held at A&S Fukuoka from Friday, January 13th.

    At this opportunity we are accepting semi-orders from leather color options of your choice in 7 different shoe styles. Rare special leathers that are not part of the usual lineup including crocodile, are also available to order. Designer, Kawaguchi will be present at the shop for two days, January 14th (Sat.) and 15th (Sun). This is a rare opportunity for visitors to consider a personal order while directly consulting with the designer about fits and personal foot issues if you have. If you already own a pair of MARQUESS shoes purchased at A&S, we would like you to wear them when visiting the shop. Kawaguchi will let you know the condition of your worn-in shoes and give you his personal advice.


    【About this event】
    - Semi-custom orders are for women’s sizes only (UK sizes: 3 - 3 1/2 – 4 - 4 1/2 – 5 - 5 1/2 -6 - 6 1/2).
    - Visitors are required to wear a mask and disinfect their hands with the alcohol antiseptics installed at the entrance.

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2023”
    DATE
    January 13th (Fri.) — 22nd (Sun.) 2023 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Designer presence: January 14th (Sat.) & 15th (Sun.)
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    NOTE
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    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Dec 13, 22Event
    Ryuji Mitani “Canes and Expresso”

    An event will be held for Ryuji Mitani’s Canes and Espresso sets. A raffle lottery will be held of these special two styles of work at HIN / Arts & Science.

    The 〈Cane〉, is a new developed item from Ryuji Mitani, is available in various sizes in two materials. The 〈Espresso Set〉 is a special set of items which includes an espresso cups and small plates in a wooden box.

    At this timing of our event, specially blended coffee beans from a shop in Kyoto will also be available on sale, and you may enjoy small sweets and coffee at the store using the actual artist's tableware. (Refreshment quantities will be limited.) We are looking forward to your visit.


    “I have continued to develop items that are necessary in a lifestyle setting.
    Vessels continue to be the main part of my work. However, this time I have newly made a style of canes and a set for an espresso lover.
    A set of small cups and small plates are made for six, in a wooden box.

    The cane is an item that will be necessary for some within old age.
    I have look around for the perfect cane, but I have not yet met one that I appreciated.
    I have had increasing requests for a style of cane to be developed, and I finally decided to make one of my own.
    The cane should be delicate and narrow, light weight, but strong enough to support your bodyweight.
    To meet these needs, I made the surface a triangular shape.
    The material is walnut and Sakura wood, both finished in urushi to be weather-proof.

    The Espresso set is nice to have when greeting guests.
    The set can also be used to enjoy distilled spirits and teas.

    This exhibition is like expresso, tightly packed in a mere three days.
    A coffee stand will be held on the 2nd floor, please feel free to casually drop by.”
     

    ― Ryuji Mitani


    【About the lottery raffle】
    - Ryuji Mitani’s works can be purchased by participating in our lottery raffle at the shop.
    - You do not need to make a reservation to visit, however please understand there may be a waiting time due to overcrowding.
    - After the end of the exhibition, a strict lottery raffle will be held. (The order in which entries are submitted does not influence the winning chance.)
    - This event is mainly an showing of exhibition pieces. The only items for sale will be the canes and espresso sets.
    - Lottery entries are not accepted by phone call or e-mail. Participants must place their entries at the shop.

    TITLE
    Ryuji Mitani “Canes and Expresso”
    DATE
    December 16th (Friday) – 18th (Sunday) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Creator will be present: December 16th (Friday)
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Ryuji Mitani was born in the Fukui Prefecture in 1952. He established his PERSONA STUDIO in Matsumoto in 1981. His work has introduced new facets and possibilities in wood craft, a field traditionally oriented toward furniture. Mitani is known for his informal wooden tableware and practical objects as well as his wooden sculptures inspired by everyday objects such as building blocks and kettles. In 2011 he opened the gallery 10cm, which is also located in Matsumoto.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Dec 6, 22Event
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2022

    Our annual trunk show for William Welstead has arrived once again for this holiday season. New arrivals will travel to three locations, Arts & Science Aoyama and A&S Fukuoka and A&S Kyoto. This is our premiere trunk show at A&S Fukuoka. We very much look forward to your visit.

    I am incredibly excited to be returning to Arts & Science and Japan after an enforced absence. During the last three years while travelling has been difficult, I have had to be more resourceful in acquiring jewels. Some things that used to be readily available are increasingly difficult to find now. This has made me focus on what I really want to use in my jewellery. Luckily, I have been working with many of my gem dealers for twenty or more years and continue to find beautiful stones.

    In this diverse collection you will see coloured diamonds including a light brown marquise cut diamond in a 22 carat gold ring, a beautiful brown diamond pear shape and a group of spectacular natural-coloured diamonds in an eternity ring. I have also made a group of geometrical baguette and carre cut diamonds as pendants and a ring. Coloured stones include spinels, pink tourmalines, yellow sapphires, tsavorite garnets and rubies

    I have been working with the lost wax process to create rings cast in 22 carat gold and platinum in simple organic shapes inspired by signet rings. In this collection you will see examples set with a ruby, a pink tourmaline cabochon and diamonds. I like this method which does not involve any solder joins and is effectively a continuous piece of gold with no beginning or end.

    My love of antique diamonds continues unabated. I have been working with dealers all over the world to acquire the most interesting pieces. Here you will find examples of rose cut diamonds and old cut diamonds. I especially like the antique rose cut diamonds set in 22 carat gold earrings that have the asymmetrical look of stones cut by hand and eye only. Double rose cut diamonds are domed on both sides and there is a pendant set with one of these.

    It will be a great pleasure for me to see old friends and clients at Arts and Science again.


    — William Welstead

    TITLE
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2022
    TOKYO
    A&S AOYAMA
    December 2nd (Friday) – 5th (Monday) / 11:00 – 19:00
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    December 16th (Friday) – 25th (Sunday)* / 11:00 – 19:00
    *December 20th (Tuesday) is a weekly holiday
    KYOTO
    A&S KYOTO
    January 1st (Wednesday) – 9th (Monday) / 11:00 – 19:00
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  • Dec 6, 22Event
    Hodaka Higashi “Bloom Fragrance”

    Hodaka Higashi is a glass sculptor based in Akita City. A&S Aoyama will hold an exhibition event for his new works at A&S Aoyama starting Friday, December 9th.

    “Bloom Fragrance,” is the name of his new series of works which include perfume bottles and flower vases made of hand-blown glass. This is the artist's first exhibition at Arts & Science. We welcome you to please come and see this special presentation of glass works in person.

    It was June of this year, in Kyoto, on a day I felt like I was going to boil in the heat wave of the early summer, when I had a meeting with Sonya about an exhibition for Arts & Science. At that time the theme was very broad, and persisted of an idea to make organic shapes of glass work in the theme of fragrance and flowers. When I plan solo exhibitions, I often decide on a concept at the beginning and compose new works based on the idea. This time, my usual clear glass style has evolved to include colorful organic forms that create a beautiful contrast with the transparent glass. It was my first time to create a work that dealt with colors this strong, and above all, to develop this graceful shape I had to manually shape hot molten glass which was not an easy process. The more you put your hands in the glass to shape it, the more it loses its flexibility, but contractively you cannot shape it without putting your hands into it.

    I believe there is always a challenge in creating something new and different, however the value always lies in the complicated process in order to make it happen.


    — Hodaka Higashi

    TITLE
    Hodaka Higashi “Bloom Fragrance”
    DATE
    December 9th (Friday) –
    11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    NOTE
    See here for archive features of Hodaka Higashi
    PROFILE
    Hodaka Higashi is a glass sculptor. Born in Miyagi Prefecture in 1989, he encountered glass production for the first time at the age of eighteen as a student at Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts. He was immediately fascinated by the transformative characteristics of the material and committed himself to further studies of glass work, graduating from Toyama Institute of Glass Art in 2012. He currently resides in Akita City, where he carries out all of his production independently at Araya Glass Studio. His work places the highest value on marks of individuality and the variations that are part of handwork and craft production. His facet cut glass works include perfume bottles, sake cups, and other objects.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Oct 25, 22Event
    Pfütze | Pre-order and Sales Event at A&S Marunouchi

    From Friday, November 4th to Wednesday, November 30th, we will hold an order and sales event for jewelry brand Pfütze at A&S Marunouchi. This year, in addition to accepting pre-orders for the new “Nano” and “Niji” series, we will introduce a wide range of lineups that are not usually shown in their standard collections, including a series called, “Honeycomb.” We look forward to your visit at this special occasion.

    Nano
    Series of Mercury, Venus, Moon, Earth, and Mars motifs in 1/1,000,000,000 nano size of the actual planets. Although the shapes are simple, the pieces have a glittering finish and a strong solid presence. Pre-orders for necklaces, earrings, and brooches are available in these series.

    Niji (“Rainbow” in Japanese)
    A series created to be a classic standard item to wear for a long time for a mature jewelry lover. You can enjoy the gradation in material from platinum, 18K green gold, yellow gold, and pink gold. In this series, we accept orders for ear cuffs, rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants.

    TITLE
    Pfütze | Pre-order and Sales Event at A&S Marunouchi
    DATE
    November 4th (Fri.) – November 30th (Weds.) 2022 / 11:00 – 20:00
    SHOP
    NOTE
    See our brand feature for Pfütze here.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Oct 21, 22Event
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”

    Once again it is that time of year for our New Year’s decorations from florist shop 〈Hanaya Mitate〉. All 31 different arrangements will be shown on display, including new works “Eto wara (Zodiac in straw)” - celebrating the new year of the rabbit with its motif on a lacquer board and “Shouchikubai” – a hanging vase made in black bamboo. This year we also have special collaboration vessels from Venice, Italy, by YALI Glass.
    Please enjoy this special occasion to prepare for your New Year’s celebration.

    The events will be held at A&S DAIKANYMA in Tokyo and HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”
    TOKYO
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    October 28th (Fri.) – November 6th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    November 11th (Fri.) – November 20th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    NOTE
    ○ Reservations are not required for this event. In case of overcrowding there may be an entry restriction.
    ○ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.
    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.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Oct 4, 22Event
    Hakimono Sekizuka Exhibition & Order Event

    <Hakimono Sekizuka> creates aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-wear footwear with reliable Japanese craftmanship. The brand’s concept is, “A Japanese alternative to shoes.” Sekizuka proposes footwear for every day targeted for all demographics, in any time place and occasion. Arts & Science Fukuoka will hold its first footwear-oriented exhibition and order event from October 8th to the 16th. At this special occasion you may choose your favorite style of Sekizukas combined with our proposal of selected Arts & Science original fabrics for the “hanao (thong)” part of the shoes.

    Our original fabrics, what we perceive as the core of our Arts & Science collection, are developed to express the image of every season. In this order event, we will introduce a wide variety of hanao options, including 14 archive fabrics stocked by Arts & Science that were personally selected by the brand owner Sekizuka. The visible part of the thong is made of our fabrics, and the back where it touches your foot is made in suede to maintain durability. We also offer 6 types of soles, including materials such as “cordovan” and “rattan” in both offerings of men’s and women’s styles. We wish you to come and visit to see the options in person and custom make your very own Hakimono Sekizuka shoes.

    About Hakimono Sekizuka
    Seikzuka’s atelier in located in Iwakura, Kyoto. Hakimono Sekizuka manages all steps of the footwear business from design to manufacturing, and customer sales. He provides a detailed service beginning from tailor-made custom orders to excessive aftercare including personal adjustments and repairs. Sekizuka always has in mind, “What kind of customers, what kind of clothes, and what kind of scenes will my footwear be paired with?” This imagination helps Sekizuka evolve and develop his original designs. The craftmanship is created by hand throughout the entire process, intricating his taste of colors and total design. All aspects are thoughtfully processed, pursing comfort from the first action of inserting the foot into the shoes and the walking movement. One of the goals of the brand is to overcome the fixed image of Japanese styles footwear related to only kimono wear, and propose this classic shoe style as an item for your casual outfit wardrobe fit for everyday use.

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    Hakimono Sekizuka Exhibition & Order Event
    DATE
    October 8th (Sat.) — October 16th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Sekizuka will be present:October 8th & 9th
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    Shinji Sekizuka / Trained in footwear at a specialty store in Kyoto for about 10+ years. In April 2020, he opened his own atelier and gallery in Iwakura, Kyoto.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Sep 27, 22Event
    muska at ARTS&SCIENCE Kyoto

    A jewelry fair for muska will be held at Arts & Science Kyoto.
    Along with the brand’s one-of-a-kind statement pieces in various color stones, motifs of new bracelets in fish, and rings with flowers will be newly presented. Please enjoy this exciting occasion just in time for the fruitful harvesting season of Autumn.

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    muska at ARTS&SCIENCE Kyoto
    DATE
    October 7th (Fri.) – October 31st (Mon.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    A&S KYOTO
    PROFILE
    Inspired by the colors in nature and the culture in the “land of prayer,” Turkey, muska jewelry is made one by one by hand. The philosophy is to create items that serve as a “safe keeper and guide” for the jewelry wearer. The brand name derives from the word “amulet” in Turkish.
    www.muska.jp
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Sep 8, 22Event
    A&S FUKUOKA “& SHOP Edited”

    &SHOP is currently visiting A&S Fukuoka !

    The concept of &SHOP revolves around genderless and borderless fashion. The curation is a combined assortment of products that transcends the basic wardrobe and offers a free sensibility of expression. While we develop our original A&S collections, the shop also works in collaboration with various artists and brands. In this presence at A&S Fukuoka, there will be an installation of a new collection by <amachi.>, a Japanese brand based in Sanrei, Nagano Prefecture, and a custom order opportunity for <RACING ATELIER> from Germany. This brand makes bags and accessories developed with high-quality craftsmanship using a combination of selected sustainable unique materials. This is a rare opportunity to see our shop-in-shop temporary visit at A&S Fukuoka, we will be presenting special presentations unique to &SHOP.

    There will be many items that are usually unavailable at A&S Fukuoka, including selections within the A&S collection. We look forward to your visit.


    >>>amachi. Collection 011 “Vertical Concept” See our feature here.
    ※The installation of the space will be directed by designer Amachi Yoshimoto. Please come and experience the universe of amachi. in person.

    >>>RACING ATELIER Semi-Custom Order Event “Durable Outdoors” See our feature here.

    TITLE
    A&S FUKUOKA “& SHOP Edited”
    DATE
    September 17th (Sat.) – October 9th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    *amachi./Racing Atelier will be available until September 25th
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Sep 8, 22Event
    Kenichi Takanaka “End Speed Limit”

    A special exhibition for painter, calligrapher and potter, Kenichi Takanaka, will be held at three A&S locations in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Fukuoka.

    Takanaka’s even is now an annual occasion special to Arts & Science. Kenichi Takanaka lives a semi-self-sufficient life with his beloved animals including as dogs, cats, pigs, and goats in the mountains. Based on his classical technique, his motifs drawn are free and expresses various themes such as scenes from every day life to his charismatic imaginary world of monsters on his ceramics and painting. This time, we also offer a special series of pouches and bags made in collaboration with Arts & Science. A special technique called inlay* is used for the illustration printing. We look forward your visit and sharing the pieces with you in person.

    *Inlay: A technique in which grooves are dug in the material and a plate-like insert is placed to create a pattern.


    “Last year, I heard from word of mouth that Mr. Shigeyuki Miyahara, owner of Rihaku, had passed away. Rihaku is a coffee shop in Jimbocho that was founded in 1952, and its appearance leaved a presence that was hard to forget. A few years ago, editor Kikuko Miyake passed away as well. A few days after her death, her body was found in a low-rent apartment for those on life insurance. In my thoughts, Miyake’s passing away was not a surprise and very much showed her character. What these two incidents have in common is that both of my beloved friends were known to have a keen eye for everything, but at the same time socially awkward and somewhat selfish. The personal impression my children, wife and I felt about them was their gentle and loveable personalities.
    "The number of older mentors and people who took care of me is getting smaller and smaller." I feel a kind of majestic flow in this. Now, in our family we have entered a rush of new births of our animals, and many little lives such as chickens and river fish are born. My wife is smiling every day while taking care of them. The other day, her young friend, violinist Atsuko Sahara, announced that she was pregnant. My wife and I were so gleeful to hear this positive news. I took an opportunity to speak to my wife about life and death. She said these words to me, “Because the birth of life is ever so moving, when it comes time for us to die, we should die in the same, proper way.”
     
    ― Kenichi Takanaka

    TITLE
    Kenichi Takanaka “End Speed Limit”
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    September 16th (Fri.) — September 25th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    October 7th (Fri.) — October 16th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    October 22th (Sat.) — October 30th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    PROFILE
    Kenichi Takanaka is a chirographer, painter, and potter. He was born in Toride-shi, Ibaraki in 1966. Beginning his education at Gakushuin University, Takanaka later left 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 while leading a semi self-sufficient life with livestock. His unique and humorous works are influenced by old Chinese and Japanese scriptures and are exhibited in various art galleries in Japan.
    NOTE
    ○ Reservations are not mandatory. At times of overcrowding, there may be an entry restriction.
    ○ Due to exhibit installation, HIN / Arts & Science will be closing early at 15:00 on Sept.15th (Thurs.) and OVER THE COUNTER on Oct.6th (Thurs).
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Sep 2, 22Event
    Made to Order Furniture by IFUJI × ARTS&SCIENCE vol.5

    A&S will hold a special-order event for wooden crafts and furniture brand, IFUJI. The event will start at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo, and then tour to our shops in Kyoto and Fukuoka. This is the annual presentation of IFUJI at Arts & Science. Once again, we support IFUJI’s desire to propose a wide range of wooden crafts to be used as everyday tools in your home.

    At this year’s occasion, we will share IFUJI’s standard boxes made in black walnut material, a limited edition for Arts & Science. Tableware including trays, and new memorial boxes will also be present. In addition, IFUJI’s standard collection will also be available to order in usual wooden materials and also rare selections chosen just for this event.
    This is a valuable opportunity for newcomers and fans to see a wide variety of items from small cabinetry items to larger furniture all at one time. We look forward to your visit.


    - Many of the works on display are only for made-to-order.
    - Excluding a selection of A&S limited items, we cannot accept orders for certain basic items from IFUJI’s boxes and tableware. We thank you for your understanding.
    - There will be a selection of items you can buy and bring home on the day. For availability and inquiries, please contact the designated shops directly.
    - Prior reservations are not required, however admission may be restricted due to overcrowding.

    TITLE
    Made to Order Furniture by IFUJI × ARTS&SCIENCE vol.5
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    September 9th (Fri.) — September 25th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    October 7th (Fri.) — October 23th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    November 11th (Fri.) — November 27th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    PROFILE
    Masashi Ifuji crafts simple and functional wood objects that draw on the beloved traditional objects of diverse cultures. His workshop IFUJI in Matsumoto, Nagano, is known for its masterful renditions of classics, including the shaker box and the traditional Japanese cupboard. In addition to the workshop, he operates Laboratorio, a cafe, shop, and gallery devoted to clothing, food, and housewares.
    NOTE
    OVER THE COUNTER will close at 15:00 due to exhibition installation on September 8th (Thurs.) / and HIN / Arts & Science will close at 15:00 on October 6th (Thurs).
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Aug 17, 22Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2022”

    Semi-custom order event for bespoke shoe brand〈MARQUESS〉will be held at A&S Aoyama from Friday, August 26th.

    At this opportunity we are accepting semi-orders from leather color options of your choice in 7 different shoe styles. Rare special leathers that are not part of the usual lineup including crocodile, are also available to order. Designer, Kawaguchi will be present at the shop for two days, September 3rd (Sat.) and 4th (Sun). This is a rare opportunity for visitors to consider a personal order while directly consulting with the designer about fits and personal foot issues if you have. If you already own a pair of MARQUESS shoes purchased at A&S, we would like you to wear them when visiting the shop. Kawaguchi will let you know the condition of your worn-in shoes and give you his personal advice.

    This event is also scheduled to take place at A&S Fukuoka from January, 2023. We look forward to seeing you there.


    【Reservations】
    Reservations will be prioritized, however not mandatory.
    Reservation window: From August 16th (Wed.)
    Please send us your request including the following to our general contact form:
    1. First and Last name
    2. Contact number
    3. Request of date/time *first choice
    4. Request of date/time *second choice
    5. Shoe size

    - After you send your request, your reservation will be confirmed by an automatic reply from our email account.
    - We may not be able to meet your requested date and time. We thank you for your understanding.
    - For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.


    【About this event】
    - Customers with reservations will be prioritized, however not mandatory.
    - Semi-custom orders are for women’s sizes only (UK sizes: 3 - 3 1/2 – 4 - 4 1/2 – 5 - 5 1/2 -6 - 6 1/2).
    - Visitors are required to wear a mask and disinfect their hands with the alcohol antiseptics installed at the entrance.

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order Event 2022”
    DATE
    August 26th (Fri.) — September 4th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    Designer will be present: 9.3 (Sat.) & 4 (Sun.)
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    NOTE
    Click here
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  • Jul 15, 22Event
    Masao Kozumi “Danjyu

    A solo exhibition featuring glass artist Masao Kozumi will be held at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo from Friday, July 29th. We will introduce his new works including “Danjyu,” a traditional stacking box used for serving food, in glass. We will also showcase new works colored in "Kame-nozokiiro*,” a tone that belongs to the Japanese indigo color story. Kozumi’s classic transparent green pieces will also be available. The exhibition pieces will travel to Kyoto, HIN / Arts & Science, and A&S Fukuoka as well. We welcome you to come and visit the exhibition.

    The object “Danjyu
    This story begins with a 17th-century Japanese Biidoro* glass fragment excavated from the site of a magistrate's office in Nagasaki. The fragment was originally part of the side of a green-tinged danjyu. People who lived an affluent life in the Edo period likely enjoyed summer delicacies in biidoro danjyu as a way to cool down during the hot and humid summer months.
    This glass Danjyu, designed and produced by Masao Kozumi using the same mold-blown* technique of the era, expresses the Japanese people’s unchanged view of nature and the sentiment of coolness they still feel when they see glass that resembles the transparent elements of water and ice. The delicate and precise finish of the Danjyu, in which the lid and body are perfectly aligned, offers a glimpse of the artist’s high level of skill and years of experience.


    * Kame-nozokiiro (Japanese word for a pale aqua indigo) : The color of a cloth seen through an indigo-colored glass bottle. Also known to be the color of the sky reflected in the water inside a bottle, representing a very pale blue color of indigo dye.
    * Biidoro: The name of a mainstream type of glass in 17th-century Japan. Derived from Vido, which means glass in Portuguese.
    * Mold blowing: A technique of blowing glass into a mold made of metal or clay.



    【How to make your reservation at OVER THE COUNTER / Tokyo】
    Reservations will be prioritized on the launch date of the event: July 29th (Fri.)
    Reservation window: July 22nd (Fri.) 12:00 noon 〜 27th (Wed.) 19:00
    Please send us your request through our general contact form.

    *Reservations are not mandatory at OVER THE COUNTER all but the first day of the event
    *Reservations are not mandatory for HIN / Arts & Science and A&S FUKUOKA
    *Due to the delicate nature of the glass wares, children under elementary school are not permitted to enter this event. We thank you for your understanding.

    TITLE
    Masao Kozumi “Danjyu
    TOKYO
    July 29th (Fri.) ― August 7th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    OVER THE COUNTER
    KYOTO
    August 5th (Fri.) ― August 14th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    FUKUOKA
    August 11th (Thurs./Holiday) — August 21st (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    ARTS&SCIENCE FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    Masao Kozumi is a glass artist born in Kumamoto in 1979. After graduating from Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Kozumi starts working with glass in Asahimachi, Toyama. He is currently based in Gifu. His nostalgic looking pale green glasses are much thinner than their appearance. Its sophisticated and serene form matches perfectly with Japanese food. Kozumi has produced the glass roundels placed in the shop interiors of HIN / Arts & Science and A&S Fukuoka.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Jul 13, 22Event
    Yumi Nakamura “Objects to boil water”

    HIN / Arts & Science is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by metalsmith Yumi Nakamura starting Friday, July 15. This is her first presentation at Arts & Science and features the kettle, the item that inspired her creative activities, as well as other pieces from Nakamura’s personal archive selection that have aged over time and through use.
    A tea ceremony by “Tsuki no on (Sound of the Moon),” Notsuki Watanabe will also be held during the event. We welcome you to come and enjoy two precious Taiwanese native teas carefully hand-picked using tools produced by Nakamura. The loose tea leaves will also be available for purchase. We look forward to your visit.

    【Reservation Updates】
    The first two days of this event and tea ceremony are now fully booked as of June 11th. From the 17th forward reservations appointments will be prioritized but not mandatory. In case of overcrowding there may be entry restrictions, or we may ask customers without reservations to wait in line.


    “Objects to boil water”
    I believe that the act of boiling water is a primitive activity.
    It also requires tools, but these go beyond simply being tools; they are symbols that represent the burning fire. They are objects to boil water in, something primitive, something simple, something that brings a sense of richness to life.
    For this presentation, I imagined the relationship between the kettle and the furnace, and how the act of boiling water can be done in various places: on the table, in the studio, in the kitchen, in the tea ceremony room, or even outdoors.
    I hope you enjoy the exhibition.
     
    ― Yumi Nakamura


    【Reservations for July 17th ~】
    Appointments will be prioritized but not mandatory.
    Please send your request through our general contact form.

    TITLE
    Yumi Nakamura “Objects to boil water”
    DATE
    July 15th (Fri.) – July 24th (Sun.), 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    The artist will be present on: July 15th, 16th, 23rd, and 24th
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Yumi Nakamura / Metalsmith. Born in Saitama in 1981 and majored in interior design at Musashino Art University. She lived for three years in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, where she encountered and drew inspiration from the diverse regional craftwork. She returned to Tokyo in 2008, where she first began exploring metalwork while also working at a design studio. In 2012, she moved to Nara and set up her workshop, devoting herself full-time to the craft of metalwork. The beautiful shapes that she forms by heating, beating, and hammering a single sheet of metal belie their function as simple tools. Her pieces become more attractive with use, and, over time, will show the influence of the user’s hand.
    NOTE
    ・ The shop will be closed the day before the event, July 14th, for exhibition installation.
    ・ During the tea ceremony on the 17th and 18th, a portion of the exhibition will not be available for display. We thank you for your understanding.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Jun 28, 22Event
    R+D.LAB Semi-custom Order Event 2022

    Italian brand “R+D.LAB” established in 2017, creates glassware that combines traditional Italian production techniques with modern design. A semi-custom order event will be held at A&S Daikanyama and A&S Fukuoka. We will show an option of three colours in carafe sets including our A&S limited edition color “Fog gray”.

    “R+D.LAB” glassware is inspired by modernist architecture all handmade using borosilicate glass, which has excellent durability and heat resistance. The products are both functional and aesthetically pleasing to use in everyday lifestyle sciences.

    This is the first event we will hold for the brand at Arts & Science. We look forward to your visit.


    ○ Orders will be delivered from late November to early December, 2022.
    ○ Appointments are not required for this event.
    ○ If you have any questions, please contact A&S Daikanyama (03-5784-3803).

    TITLE
    R+D.LAB Semi-custom Order Event 2022
    TOKYO
    July 1st (Fri.) – July 10th (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    FUKUOKA
    July 15th (Fri.) – July 24th (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    PROFILE
    R+D.Lab was established in Italy in 2017. A team led by Jay Vosoghi directs the creatives and skilled craftsmen and manufacturers in traditional Italian glassware manage the production. The brand proposes unprecedented glassware to the world, a fusion of traditional quality combined with modern design.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Jun 28, 22Event
    r a s a i 2022 Summer Collection Pop-up

    Based in India, asiam studio, which designs, dyes and sews fabrics and is renowned for their quality and consideration of the local people and the environment, presents ‘r a s a i ‘. Arts & Science is one of the few stores in the world that has presented ‘r a s a i ‘ from their first collection.
    From July 1st, we will be launching the new collection at A&S Aoyama, Marunouchi, and Kyoto. As a preview, A&S Fukuoka, our newest brick-and-mortar shop, will be the first to hold a pop-up event from Friday, June 24th. During the event, the entire collection on offer from Arts & Science this season will be on display at the Fukuoka location.


    Founded in India in 1996 by two partners, asiam studio is a company that handles the entire production process of creating soft furnishings and clothing, from design and dyeing to sewing, and has collaborated mainly with established European brands. From 2018, the founder-designer started the process of renewing and developing the ‘r a s a i ‘ label, which was the starting point of the company, and since 2021, the founder-designer has proceeded with plans to create a new company, asiam studio living, to focus on various activities such as creating limited edition products and developing concepts. asiam studio’s goals include producing items with a universal appeal that enrich the lives of users. The conscious use of the back side of the fabric as a reversible factor is always calculated in their design, and the possibilities of design are never bound by age, gender, or size.

    For the 2022 Spring/Summer r a s a i collection, we will introduce new items from the main collection along with special items made specifically for Arts & Science and reflecting A&S’s requests. These items for A&S are the result of detailed adjustments in fabric selection, stitch positions, and dye tones. The colorful items include jackets and coats made of Woven Checks, a colorful checked fabric, and reversible jackets, blouses, and dresses made of Mulmul, a classic lightweight fabric.

    Woven Checks
    This fabric was one of the designer’s custom-woven projects that had been kept carefully aside until the right opportunity appeared to develop items for a limited-edition series. Currently, it is not easy to manufacture high-quality, hand-woven fabrics in a multicolor check due to the increasing demand for khadi, a traditional cloth of the region. The unique texture of hand weaving and the expression of r a s a i’s standard sewing machine stitching are characteristic of this product, which is finished entirely by hand sewing. To develop this limited-edition collection, Arts & Science has selected four types of fabrics and styles from r a s a i ’s sample collection.

    Mulmul
    The Indian bed quilt “Razai” is the origin of the brand name, ‘r a s a i.’ The cotton wadding is gently wrapped in a cotton fabric called Mulmul and hand-sewn. Mulmul has historically been woven by the most highly skilled weavers in India. Also called, “woven wind,” this is an ultra-thin, soft and translucent cotton fabric with excellent breathability. Nowadays, the technique is close to becoming lost as power looms have taken over the majority of production in India, and this special attention and skill are not required when sewing in the modern way. In this r a s a i collection, in addition to the standard double-layered pants and underdresses, special items made only for A&S were created through fine adjustments including customized stitch placements, patterns, color dye selection and color combinations.

    TITLE
    r a s a i 2022 Summer Collection Pop-up
    DATE
    June 24th (Fri.) – June 27th (Sun.) / 11:00 ~ 19:00
    *The shop is closed on Tuesdays
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    ‘r a s a i’ is a line of clothing & home items. The brand name and concept is inspired by soft hand-stitched bed quilts treasured in India during winter months. ‘r a s a i’ embraces an adaptable style for all ages, body types, genders and cultures characterized by the reversible nature of the quilts, and their items often utilize both sides of the fabric in the collection’s design. Their items age gracefully over time. Arts & Science continues to present various categories of items from the ‘r a s a i’ collection in a seasonless cycle.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Jun 1, 22Event
    Yoshifumi Yamamoto “Austere life style, beautiful kitchen utensils”

    Yoshifumi Yamamoto, is a wood artist who makes utensils with daily functionality in mind. He crafts his works with poetic and pictorial inspirations and never ceases to draw out a delicate charm from the raw material he selects. Arts & Science will present his first exhibition at HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto from June 10th. We are featuring his kitchen utensils including cutting boards, cutlery, trays, storage boxes, and other items that will make your everyday tasks more enjoyable.

    In addition, this occasion we are also exhibiting a new group of works called “Meiboku Shiotsubo (precious wood salt jars).” These are a collection of antiques selected by A&S director and owner Sonya Park, with a lid made of Meiboku (precious woods) by Yoshifumi Yamamoto. On June 10th and 11th, Yamamoto will be present at the shop. On these days he will personally take special orders for his “Meiboku lids.” They will be custom made to fit your personal vessel that may have lost their matching lid. *See below for details

    This event is a special occasion to see Yoshifumi Yamamoto’s wide variety of kitchen utensils and new collaborative project with A&S. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    Yoshifumi Yamamoto “Austere life style, beautiful kitchen utensils”
    DATE
    June 10th (Fri.) – June 19th (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    Artist will be present at the shop on June 10th – 11th
    ※Tuesday is a weekly holiday.
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    〈Order event for Meiboku lids〉
    The Meiboku lid even is open by appointment only.

    ○ Due to the limit of precious wood stock, the limit will be one order per customer.
    ○ Orders are accepted for jars up to a diameter of 15cm.
    ○ The materials are limited to ceramics, wood, and glass and items must be of kitchen ware.
    ○ Valuable arts pieces and other artists works are not accepted.
    ○ Price reference:about 10,000〜15,000 JPY(price will change according to materials and size)

    【How to make your appointment for “Meiboku lids”】
    Please email the below form to HIN / Arts & Science.
     -Full name
     -Contact number
     -Appointment request (please choose a time frame from the below)
      June 10th/ June 11th, 11〜13PM/13〜15PM/15〜17PM/17〜19PM
     -Size of the vessel
     -2 photos of the vessel (side and overhead view)
    ○ After you send your reservation form, your reservation will be confirmed by an automatic reply from our email account.
    ○ Appointment times are limited. Please understand appointments will be confirmed on a first-come first-serve basis.
    ○ Please understand some vessels may be complicated to construct a lid. The artist may not be able to meet all requests.
    PROFILE
    Born in Okayama in 1959, Yoshifumi Yamamoto devoted himself to the sport of skiing during his earlier college years before immersing himself in the field of woodworking. He studied his craft in Nagano and opened his first atelier in Kiso. He later relocated to a small gulf in his hometown, Okayama, where he produces wood and lacquer works. In 2006, he presented the exhibition Learning from the Shaker Style, and since 2013, he has been active as the director of the Ushimado craft walk. Arts & Science has featured his works since 2020.
    NOTE
    ・ The shop will close early at 15:00 the day before the launch (June 9th) due to exhibit installation.
    ・ Due to store capacity, we may ask customers without a reservation to wait in line or to return at a later time. We thank you for your understanding.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • May 24, 22Event
    FOX UMBRELLAS BY THE COLOUR FOR A&S 2022

    A semi-custom order event for 〈FOX UMBRELLAS〉 will be held A&S Daikanyama and A&S Fukuoka. FOX UMBRELLAS are renowned for their traditional craftmanship since 1868.

    Since the brand was established in the 19th century, the traditional craftmanship has stayed the same for over a century. Due to its beautiful appearance and high practicality, the umbrellas continue to be appreciated throughout the world today. At this event, you can order your favorite choice of umbrella from a combination of 10 handles, umbrella and band fabric (for both sunny and rainy weather) from 25 colours, and umbrella shape – long or folding.
    Please find this a special opportunity to choose your personal umbrella to bring a spring and hop to those rainy days. The event also marks the brand’s debut at A&S Fukuoka. We look forward to your visit.


    ○ Delivery for orders will take place from late December to early January.
    ○ Reservations are not required for this event.
    ○ For inquiries, please contact A&S Daikanyama (03-5784-3803).

    TITLE
    FOX UMBRELLAS BY THE COLOUR FOR A&S 2022
    TOKYO
    June 3rd (Fri.) – June 12th (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    FUKUOKA
    June 17th (Fri.) – June 26th (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    PROFILE
    Fox Umbrellas was founded in 1868 by Thomas Fox at London’s financial district, The City. Fox was the first in the world to use leftover nylon (man-made material) from parachutes for umbrella fabric. Today the brand is renowned as the founders of the modern umbrella. After care service from London trained craftsmen is available in Japan to provide local care for long-lasting use.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • May 23, 22Event
    La sedia leggera di Chiavari | Pre-order event

    Chiavari is a small town on the coast of the Ligurian Sea in Italy. Since 2015, Arts & Science has introduced the La sedia leggera di Chiavari chairs, which have been produced in this area using almost exactly the same manufacturing method since the beginning of the 19th century. We will hold a pre-order event from Friday, May 27th starting in Tokyo and touring to Kyoto then Fukuoka. New arrivals will be presented, and this will be an opportunity to custom order from 5 styles and 7 variations of chairs.

    La sedia leggera di Chiavari chairs are made in a workshop with a small number of expert craftsmen. Craftsmanship is seen in every step of the process from carving, assembling, weaving the seat, and painting, and the frame is made of high-quality wood sourced locally in Italy. The main features of the chairs are their beautiful form and surprisingly light weight, with the lightest model weighing about 2.9 kg, easy for anyone to move.

    At this event, we will introduce a total of 5 styles and 7 variations of chairs. The newest feature is the one-seated armchair. Amongst the styles, you will be able to customize the material, paint, finish, and seat specifications for the model of your choice. These perfectly-crafted chairs are functional for everyday use, while the aesthetics enrich any interior space. You can also enjoy how the chairs age beautifully over time.

    Please come and experience the lightness and comfort of the chairs from La sedia leggera di Chiavari. We look forward to your visit.

    TITLE
    La sedia leggera di Chiavari | Pre-order Event
    TOKYO
    May 27th (Fri.) – June 19th (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    WHITE BOX
    Contact: OVER THE COUNTER
    FUKUOKA
    July 1st (Fri.) – July 31st (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    ARTS&SCIENCE FUKUOKA
    KYOTO
    August 19th (Fri.) – September 11th (Sun.) / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • May 16, 22Event
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Trunk Show 2022

    Jewelry brand, TENTHOUSANDTHINGS has been chosen as one of 21 designers for Brilliant & Black: A jewelry Renaissance exhibition by Sotheby’s. The brand has also actively collaborated on presentations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. We are honored to present new pieces from TENTHOUSANDTHINGS especially selected for Arts & Science at A&S Marunouchi, Aoyama and Fukuoka from Friday, May 20th until the end of August.

    Arts & Science has presented various events in collaboration with TENTHOUSANDTHINGS by Ron Anderson and David Rees. At this trunk show, a number of unique jewelry shapes, including a customized variation of chandelier earring from the Sotheby's exhibition and rings using rare stones will be shared. The trunk show will tour 3 A&S stores with various pieces to fit the aesthetic of each location.

    David Rees remarks the sources and inspirations of creating “beautiful things” at TENTHOUSANDTHINGS are the combinations of “raw materials” and “manufacturing techniques.” The philosophy is to express the beauty in jewelry without suppressing the natural features of the stones and metals - their original beauty. "With exciting and quality materials, we feel the value will not diminish, and we hope that translates to the end-user. Our jewelry adds “value” to the wearer. The designers share, “our creations are unique beautiful pieces always with a distinct statement, an originality, the concept being true to the material yet always unusual and special.”

    TITLE
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Trunk Show 2022
    TOKYO
    A&S MARUNOUCHI
    May 20th (Fri.) – June 19th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 20:00
    TOKYO
    A&S AOYAMA
    July 1st (Fri.) – July 28th (Thurs.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    August 5th (Fri.) – August 28th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    PROFILE
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS was established in 1991 by Ron Anderson and David Rees, self-taught jewelers. TTT meticulously hand crafts modern heirlooms — sculptural forms in silver and gold — inspired by abstract shapes found in nature. Their concept underlies in the idea that jewelry should give a person “value” – a unique energy that comes from each specific piece and translates to the wearer. Arts & Science has introduced their collection through trunk shows and custom events for many seasons.
    www.tenthousandthingsnyc.com
    NOTE
    Due to store capacity, we may ask customers without a reservation to wait in line or to return at a later time. We thank you for your understanding.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • May 10, 22Event
    Judy Geib Plus Alpha Trunk Show “Stardust Constellation”

    We are pleased to announce our annual trunk show by New York jewelry brand, Judy Geib Plus Alpha, starting May 20th at A&S Aoyama.

    Geib focuses most on her free handmade expressions. She combines different techniques intricating her high skills as a jeweler. She explains the concept of her work which is "commercial but still handmade. It’s not gallery jewelry". She wishes for many people to have access to her jewelry and the pieces to be worn in every day scenes. <Stardust constellation> is a selection of one-of-a-kind new pieces exclusively shown in Japan at Arts & Science. We invite you to see this array of new jewelry at this special occasion.


    Stardust Constellation
    “Ancient civilizations built their entire worlds around trying to understand the mysteries of the universe. For me, living in a city where I can only rarely see the stars, there is still an allure to finding where is my place, even if it is just calling to mind the idea of infinity every now and then. So, using materials from outer space (everything is from outer space!) and evoking the sparkle of the night sky, I’m searching too.”
     
    ― Judy Geib


    【Reservations】
    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Please make your reservation though our general contact form.

    [Reservation deadline]
    May 29th, 2022 (Sun.) 19:00

    * Due to store capacity, we may ask customers without a reservation to wait in line or to return at a later time. We thank you for your understanding.
    * After you send your reservation form, your reservation will be confirmed by an automatic reply from our email account.
    * For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.

    TITLE
    Judy Geib Plus Alpha Trunk Show “Stardust Constellation”
    DATE
    May 20th (Fri.) – 30th (Mon.) 2022/11:00〜19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    A&S AOYAMA
    PROFILE
    Originally from Pennsylvania U.S.A., Judy Geib grew up inspired from her father who was engaged in art, and her high school years she spent living in Brazil. Geib’s art background is influenced from her time spent in the local culture and encounters with stones in Brazil. After finishing her graduate degree in Pennsylvania, Geib moved to New York to study art. Through diverse creative experiences, including architecture, graphic design and calligraphy Geib became interested in the art of jewelry. In 2002, she launched her collection of 12 pieces at Barney’s New York. She pursues her creative process while visiting Brazil and Columbia to buy stones.
    www.judygeib.com
    NOTE
    To see our Judy Geib Plus Alpha brand feature.
    Photos by Dirk Vandenberk
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Apr 11, 22EVENT
    KITAWORKS “Glass Cabinet”

    〈KITAWORKS〉, based in Okayama, Japan, produces furniture featuring different combinations of metals. Their first exhibition will be held at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo from April 29th and at HIN in Kyoto from May 20th. The characteristic essence of Kitaworks lies in their advanced welding techniques, and this is on full display in the brass and glass cabinets and a selection of custom-made blue-toned pieces that were created especially for this exhibition.

    〈KITAWORKS〉, based in Okayama, Japan, produces furniture featuring different combinations of metals. Their first exhibition will be held at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo from April 29th and at HIN in Kyoto from May 20th. The characteristic essence of Kitaworks lies in their advanced welding techniques, and this is on full display in the brass and glass cabinets and a selection of custom-made blue-toned pieces that were created especially for this exhibition.

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  • Apr 8, 22EVENT
    “HAS NOT” HAS (shirt by H. made by A&S)

    〈HAS〉 is a new collaborative venture from stylist Michio Hayashi’s 〈by H.〉 and Arts & Science. Utilizing the strengths of each brand, this collection of six styles of shirts was created. These shirts will be introduced within a special installation “HAS NOT,” starting Friday, April 15th at &SHOP Aoyama in Tokyo and at A&S Fukuoka.

    〈HAS〉 is a new collaborative venture from stylist Michio Hayashi’s 〈by H.〉 and Arts & Science. Utilizing the strengths of each brand, this collection of six styles of shirts was created. These shirts will be introduced within a special installation “HAS NOT,” starting Friday, April 15th at &SHOP Aoyama in Tokyo and at A&S Fukuoka.

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  • Apr 6, 22Event
    Free week for “Personalization service”

    Our A&S <Personalization Service> is available for selected leather goods throughout the year.

    Please take the time to consider a personalized gift to your loved ones as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approaches. To celebrate the moment, if you purchase an item by the deadlines below, our usual personalization service will be free of charge. The service is available at our standing shops and our Online Seller. We hope you find this opportunity to find a perfect gifting item.

    【Details】※ For all A&S shops & Online Seller
    First window:April 8th (Fri.) ~ April 17th, 2022 (Sun.) / 19:00
    Delivery:From May 2nd, 2022 (Mon.) 〜

    Second window:May 20th (Fri.) ~ Delivery :From June 13nd, 2022 (Mon.) 〜

    【Attention】
    ○ The free personalization services are only available for customers who purchase from the selected leather goods during this first and second window at our official A&S shops & Online Seller.
    ○ Deadlines may be ahead or behind the scheduled times due to our server system. Please place your order ahead of time.
    ○ The selection of leather goods are different according to each standing shop and our Online Seller. For stock inquiries, please contact each shop directly or our A&S Online Seller for details.
    ○ If you would like previous A&S purchases to be personalized the service will be of charge for1,650 yen. This service is not available on our Online Seller. We thank you for your understanding.
    ○ For orders received through our Online Seller, the ship out will begin from specified delivery date and forward.
    ○ Items purchased for this service may not be exchanged or returned for any reason. Please consider thoroughly before deciding your purchase.

    TOKYO
    A&S AOYAMA
    &SHOP AOYAMA
    A&S MARUNOUCHI
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    KYOTO
    A&S KYOTO
    &SHOP KYOTO
    FUKUOKA
    A&S FUKUOKA
    ONLINE
    A&S ONLINE SELLER

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  • Mar 31, 22Event
    Peter Ivy “Positive Space”

    An exhibition by glass artist Peter Ivy will be held at three Arts & Science locations in Tokyo, Kyoto and Fukuoka. “Positive Space” will be unveiled for the first time at this exhibition. We invite you to come and see Ivy’s new series of works, which represent a new and very distinct take on glassware compared to the artist’s existing style.

    In preparation for our special presentation, Ivy said that he made many new and different attempts. “Positive Space” is one result of his great efforts and presents a series of vases born out of his intense research on material and repeated experimentation. Together with “Positive Space,” there will be a lineup of his traditional grey glassware. Please enjoy the contrast of colors. In addition, a new item Ojyu (a Japanese-style stackable bento box) will also be presented.

    The beginning of Spring is the perfect time to introduce Peter Ivy’s colorful new work, and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy this rare opportunity to view works that are not included in our usual selection at the shops.



    【Reservations】
    * The regulations for mandatory appointments depend on each shop. Please check the details for the shop of your preference ahead of time.
    * Due to store capacity, we may ask customers without a reservation to wait in line or to return at a later time. We thank you for your understanding.


    【Reservation deadline】
    * Please make your reservation though our general contact form.
    * For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.
    * After you send your reservation form, your reservation will be confirmed by an automatic reply from our email account.

    <OVER THE COUNTER>
    Reservations on all days of the event are mandatory.
    Reservation window: Starts April 1st (Fri.)

    <HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto>
    Reservation mandatory: April 29th (Fri.)
    Reservations prioritized: April 30th (Sat.) ~
    Reservation window: Starts April 22nd (Fri.) 12:00/Noon

    <ARTS&SCIENCE FUKUOKA>
    Reservation mandatory: May 13th (Fri.) ~ 15th (Sun.)
    Reservations prioritized: May 16th (Mon.) ~
    Reservation window: Starts May 6th (Sun.) 12:00/Noon

    TITLE
    Peter Ivy “Positive Space”
    TOKYO
    April 9th (Sat.) – 11th (Mon.) 2022 / 11:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    OVER THE COUNTER
    KYOTO
    April 29th (Fri.) – May 8th (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    FUKUOKA
    May 13th (Fri.) – 22nd (Sun.) 2022 / 11:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    ARTS&SCIENCE FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    Peter Ivy is an artist working with glass. His works range from fine art to functional glass containers for everyday use. He bases his artistic activities in Toyama, where he has a studio. With an aim to “create something which becomes complete with use,” he makes pieces that are functional and delicate and that enable users to feel the warmth of the maker. Ivy’s glass works are remarkable for their pale neutral colors, which blend into the scenes of our lives.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Mar 16, 22Event
    muska “To see a Heaven in a Wild Flower”

    *Visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Please check below on how to make your reservation.

    From March 25th (Friday) to April 24th (Sunday), 2022, Arts & Science Fukuoka will hold a trunk show for the Japanese jewelry brand muska. Muska is derived from the word “amulet” in Turkish. The concept of their hand-made jewelry is “to be a small companion for the jewelry wearer.” For the first time in Fukuoka, we are introducing muska.

    At this presentation, a new series of works will launch under the theme of plants and animals in blooming flower fields and gardens. Colorful jewels from Arizona and around the world are featured combined with motifs of flowers and plants. The designer strives to make jewelry that will bring you joy as Spring arrives, and to soothe your soul especially during these times of the pandemic. We welcome you to see this special presentation from muska.


    【Reservation】
    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Please make your reservation though our general contact form.

    [Reservation deadline]
    Arts & Science Fukuoka: April 23rd, 2022 (Sat.) / 19:00

    * Due to store capacity, we may ask customers without a reservation to wait in line or to return at a later time. We thank you for your understanding.
    * After you send your reservation form, your reservation will be confirmed by an automatic reply from our email account.
    * For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.

    TITLE
    muska “To see a Heaven in a Wild Flower”
    DATE
    March 25th (Fri.) – April 24th (Sun.) 2021 / 11:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    Inspired by the colors in nature and the culture in the “land of prayer,” Turkey, muska jewelry is made one by one by hand. The philosophy is to create items that serve as a “safe keeper and guide” for the jewelry wearer. The brand name derives from the word “amulet” in Turkish.
    www.muska.jp
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.

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  • Mar 9, 22EVENT
    Mariko Tsuchiyama Trunk Show

    From Friday, March 4th to March 31st, a trunk show for jewelry brand Mariko Tsuchiyama will be held at Arts & Science Marunouchi. We invite you on this occasion to see her world of pearl jewelry.

    From Friday, March 4th to March 31st, a trunk show for jewelry brand Mariko Tsuchiyama will be held at Arts & Science Marunouchi. We invite you on this occasion to see her world of pearl jewelry.

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  • Feb 22, 22Event
    Exhibition and sales event for IFUJI

    An exhibition and sales event for furniture brand IFUJI will be held at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo and HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto.

    At this event, Arts & Science will introduce oval boxes and tableware such as the statement “Delmer” series and rim boxes, that were exclusively sold at our previous exhibitions. In addition, we plan to present new items including the launch of the new toilet paper box and the Italian round tray for the first time.

    “IFUJI” carpentry is individually carved from large pieces of wood and carefully hand-finished. Their ideology lies in the idea of proposals of functional items that are necessary in an everyday lifestyle. We wish you to take this opportunity to see IFUJI’s masterpiece oval boxes and feel the essence of their quality handiwork in person.


    【Reservation window for OVER THE COUNTER】
    For February 23rd to 27th, the event is by reservations only. The reservation window will be open from February 21st (Monday) 12:00/ noon. Please make your reservation through our general contact form.
    From February 28th, visits do not require a reservation.


    【Reservation window for HIN / Arts & Science】
    All days of the event will be held by reservation only. The reservation window will be open from March 1st (Tuesday) 12:00/ noon. Please make your reservation through our general contact form.


    【Notices about this exhibition / your reservation】
    ○ Please note the reservation only dates are specified for each shop.
    ○ Due to store capacity, we may ask customers without a reservation to wait in line or to return at a later time. We thank you for your understanding.
    ○ After you send your reservation form, your reservation will be confirmed by an reply from our email account.
    ○ Any queries about the items will be answered at your scheduled appointment. Please refrain from sending any queries through email or phone call.
    ○ All items are available for sale only. Orders cannot be taken for this event.
    ○ The exhibition may close at an earlier date, at any time all items become sold out.

    TITLE
    IFUJI Exhibition and sales event
    TOKYO
    2022.2.23 (Wed./ Bank holiday) – 3.7 (Mon.)
    OVER THE COUNTER
    KYOTO
    2022.3.11 (Fri.) – 3.27 (Sun.)
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Masashi Ifuji crafts simple and functional wood objects that draw on the beloved traditional objects of diverse cultures. His workshop IFUJI in Matsumoto, Nagano, is known for its masterful renditions of classics, including the shaker box and the traditional Japanese cupboard. In addition to the workshop, he operates Laboratorio, a cafe, shop, and gallery devoted to clothing, food, and housewares. Arts & Science has introduced the brand while presenting yearly exhibitions from 2013.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use our contact form.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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