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  • Jan 14, 22Event
    Kazumi Tsuji + factory zoomer “Sunny & Cloudy”

    <NOTICE>
    The books have closed for this exhibition and all reservation windows are currently full.
    We thank you for your continuous support. At the moment there are many incoming inquiries regarding the exhibition. Please see the details below:

    ・As reservations are full, all event days are now changed to appointment only.
    ・Visitors without reservations will not be admitted into the shop. Please refrain from waiting outside the entrance.
    ・There is no waiting list for canceled appointments.
    ・Inquiries regarding the details of the artwork / content of the exhibition are only attended at the shop on the exhibition dates. Please do not contact by phone call or e-mail.
    ・A confirmation e-mail has been sent to all appointment requests. If you have not received your confirmation, please check your spam mail folder. If you have not received an e-mail, your appointment is not valid.


    Exhibiton “Sunny & Cloudy” by glass artist Kazumi Tsuji will be held at OVER THE COUNTER from January 21 (Fri) to January 30 (Sun). We introduce various styles of works from “ms.garden,” newly presented at her shop factory zoomer last year. Other series will also be available. We welcome you to come and see a full lineup of Tsuji’s expertise.

    “ms. garden” was born from the artist's desire to create items which lift your heart and mood, while we go through the difficulties of the pandemic. She wanted to portray the closer organic relationship we have to nature now, spending more time at home. This series of glassware depicts plants and butterflies with cuts and enamel on the glass surface with a new milky white glass.
    We wish you to please come and visit our first exhibition held in 2022. We look forward to seeing you there.


    Sunny & Cloudy
    “‘Life has its sunshine and its rain, its days and its nights its peaks and its valleys.’ - This are words from a Snoopy comic strip that I loved to ready in bed when I was little. The saying means, if you are alive, there will be the fun days and hard days. I mean, I've been told this kind of thing many times, and I know it, but in the pandemic I've kind of come back to this very common saying.
    A sudden shift was how the pandemic affected me. I was always looking toward the outer world. At the beginning for a while, I was at a lost in it all, but in the second year I found various discoveries and enjoyments in my days of walking around my home, the workshop, and the fields and paths around my neighborhood. I realized that weeds will grow quickly when left alone, hydrangeas grow taller and taller day to day, and white butterflies that dance amongst the cabbage fields show me a familiar scene every same time of the year. These two years have completely reestablished how human society and I believe has created some change in some good ways. I wrote on the glass the very personal feelings I found and felt in my daily life, through the weather, the plants in the garden and the animals I meet. It was an unfamiliar form of my own production, and will be kept as good record for myself and the life we are living right now. If I know many people can empathize with my current creations, that is more happiness than I imagine for these results of my new series of works.
    It will be sunny, partly cloudy and later on a little rainy today.

    — Kazumi Tsuji


    【Reservations】WINDOW CLOSED / FULLY BOOKED
    The appointment window will begin on Monday, January 17th at12:00.
    Please make your reservation though our general contact form.

    TITLE
    Kazumi Tsuji + factory zoomer “Sunny & Cloudy”
    DATE
    January 21st (Fri.) 2022 – January 30th (Sun.) 2022 / 12:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    OVER THE COUNTER
    NOTE
    Early shop closure on Jan.20th (Thurs.) / 17:00 *due to event preparation
    PROFILE
    Kazumi Tsuji was born in Ishikawa in 1964. After studying at California College of the Arts, she joined the Utatsuyama craft studio in Kanazawa as a glass artisan. Tsuji established her own glass studio, factory zoomer, in 1999 with a focus on glass containers. In 2005 factory zoomer/shop opened, and in 2010, she was appointed chief director for a craft project institution in Kanazawa. We have introduced her works at Arts & Science from 2012.
    • ※ 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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  • Dec 24, 21Event
    Fukuoka arrival: Pots from Steve Harrison

    *Reservations are required for this event. Please see below on how to make your reservation.

    New 2021 pots by Steve Harrison have arrived from England. These works will be introduced at Arts & Science Fukuoka from January 7th (Friday) to January 16th (Sunday), 2022. Harrison’s work, which has been introduced in Japan by Arts & Science with great care since its opening in 2003, will be available in the Fukuoka area to see in person for the very first time.

    Steve Harrison's often uses the traditional method of pottery - Salt Glazing. As the salt is sprayed onto the pots while they are firing in the kiln, the chemical reaction between the salt and glaze creates organic patterns on the surfaces. The interesting part of this process is not knowing the final outcome of the pots until the kiln is opened. Steve Harrison has fascinated many people with this technique. While the pots are a classical western style, Steve Harrison’s original characteristics show strongly in this handmade process. Arts & Science has been working with Harrison for 18 years. We continue to receive his very best works several times a year in Japan, and we have always shared a special exhibition of his works every two years. Sometimes, like〈BIG IN JAPAN〉, creative director Sonya Park proposes a unique theme together with Harrison. Please also see our history of publishments we have produced and explore our history of working together. (Steve Harrison’s series of books are available on our A&S ONLINE SELLER

    The new arrival of pots at Fukuoka are mainly works Harrison has created in 2021. All of his pots are marked with the year of production, which represents his identity along with his other hallmark stamps. He has chosen himself his best work available including items such as cups, teapots, and bowls made in salt glaze of various colors and sizes. Although at times Harrison will make special items with a certain theme or concept for Japan, his basic concept is defined by pots that can be enjoyed in your daily lifestyle which do not always cause for a special occasion. We welcome you to take a look at this new collection of pots created especially for Arts & Science. We look forward to your visit.


    Arts & Science collection
    “Familiar forms, like teapots, lidded jars, jugs, bowls and cups stand to remind me of who I am as a potter. I often have adventures where I explore different artistic ideas however, I always return to these utilitarian pots. They remind me that ceremony and special occasions don’t need to be reserved for this kind of work. I feel that they imbue everyday living and enrich the moment. This is more poignant in pandemic times where we need to recognize and celebrate the ordinary because it is difficult to search out the extraordinary.
    This small collection of work for A&S is a true reflection of this idea.

    — Steve Harrison


    【Reservation window】
    *This event is by appointment only. Please make your reservation though our general contact form.

    [Reservation deadline]
    Opens: December 27th (Mon.) 2022 / 19:00
    Closes: January 15th, 2022 (Sat.) 2022 / 19:00

    * All works are one-of-a-kind. Any queries about the items will be answered at your scheduled appointment. Please refrain from sending any queries through email or phone call. We thank you for your understanding.
    * Your appointment will be confirmed by e-mail.
    * Entry may be restricted in order to prevent overcrowding.
    * For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.

    TITLE
    Fukuoka arrival: Pots from Steve Harrison
    DATE
    January 7th (Fri.) 2022 – January 16th (Sun.) 2022/11:00〜19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    A&S FUKUOKA
    PROFILE
    Steve Harrison is an English potter born in 1967. After obtaining his MA in ceramics at the Royal College of Art, he set up his workshop and his kiln on the outskirts of London, where he now bases his artistic activities. He is known for his mugs and jugs created by the salt glaze technique, which uses common salt for the glaze coating.
    Photos by Richard Cannon
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    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Dec 9, 21Event
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Trunk Show

    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS is a jewelry brand based in New York. Arts & Science have presented the brand’s jewelry for many seasons. This year as well, we will present the brand’s newest collection. The presentation will begin from December 10th (Friday) at A&S Marunouchi until the beginning of the new year.

    This time, we are presenting works from the “Beads” collection, a classic series created since the early days of the brand, the “Fetched stone” collection that features hand-cut rough stones into a rounded form where you can feel the raw cut of the stones themselves, and the “Sculpture” collection that uses special sculptural techniques. We will also introduce a one-of-a-kind necklace named the “Waterfall,” which is decorated with rare stones inspired by the vision of water overflowing on rocks from a waterfall. In this presentation, you can enjoy the specific production techniques and the vision of TENTHOUSANDTHINGS in its entirety.

    For both designers, Japan is the country they love more than anywhere else.
    “I dreamed of coming to Japan because I was influenced by Japanese culture such as ‘Wabi-Sabi.’ Unfortunately, the current situation refrains us from visiting in person. I am looking forward to meeting Japanese customers at the next opportunity.”
    -designers of TENTHOUSANDTHINGS

    Although they cannot be present to help you in person, TENTHOUSANDTHINGS are wishing for your personal encounter with the brand at this opportunity through Arts & Science.


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

    [Reservation deadline]
    January 9th, 2021 (Sun.) 20:00

    * 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
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Trunk Show
    DATE
    December 10th (Mon.) – January 10th (Mon./open on bank holiday) 2021 / 12:00 ~ 22:00
    <New year’s holidays>
    December 31st 11:00〜19:00(one hour early-close)
    January 1st Shin Marunouchi bldg. / Closed
    January 2nd 10:00〜20:00 (opening day for New Year)
    SHOP
    A&S MARUNOUCHI
    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
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    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Dec 3, 21Event
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2021

    Our annual trunk show for William Welstead will be held this year at Arts & Science Aoyama and Kyoto.

    At this trunk show, we will introduce new jewelry styles with rare diamonds including rings, earrings and necklaces. There is also a new line of special bespoke platinum or gold chains paired with your charm of choice.

    The William Welstead trunk show is now our yearly tradition at Arts & Science. We look forward to your visit.

    For the second year in a row I am unable to get to Japan to visit my friends and clients. I have prepared a small collection of new pieces for Arts and Science. For a long time, I have been trying to find the perfect chain and for this collection I am presenting some handmade platinum and gold chains which can be made to order in different lengths. I like to combine them with unusual diamond briolettes and other pendants. In addition, there are some new diamond rings using coloured old cut diamonds and some beautiful Keshi pearl earrings which come from a marine oyster and form without any human intervention. I hope very much that I will be able to visit Japan next year and very much miss seeing my friends there” — William Welstead


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

    [Reservation deadline]
    A&S Aoyama: December 5th, 2021 (Sun.) 19:00
    A&S Kyoto: December 12th, 2021 (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
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2021
    TOKYO
    A&S AOYAMA
    December 3rd (Fri.) – 6th (Mon.) 2021/11:00〜19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    KYOTO
    A&S KYOTO
    December 10th (Fri.) – 13th (Mon.) 2021/11:00〜19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    • ※ 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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  • Nov 26, 21Event
    Domenica More Gordon Blind Auction 2021

    At this time of year, one of the special A&S contents include our "Blind Auction." We have prepared a special handmade selection of works by Domenica More Gordon, an artist and illustrator who enlightens our seasonal holiday expressions. The bidding period is from December 1st to 5th. To see the works in person, exhibitions will be held at the listed stores below in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Kyoto. Please see the auction page below for details.

    Domenica More Gordon Blind Auction 2021

    TITLE
    Domenica More Gordon Blind Auction 2021
    DATE
    Web Bidding
    December 1st (Wed.) – 5th (Sun.)
    EXHIBITION
    TOKYO
    November 19th – 21st:SHOES and THINGS
    FUKUOKA
    November 26th – 28th:A&S FUKUOKA
    KYOTO
    December 3rd – 5th:&SHOP KYOTO

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  • Nov 25, 21Event
    Exhibition of works by “Kenichi Seki”

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    An exhibition of works by lacquer artist and wood worker Kenichi Seki will be held at HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto.

    Kenichi Seki's vessels are simple yet powerful, and have a different charm from similar antique wooden vessels. Seki's way of working is not usual in the Wajima location; where the division of labor amongst artist is the mainstream. Instead, the single artist's thoughts are reflected in every corner, such as carving marks, shapes, and the condition of painting, because the work is done by himself from the wood carving to the lacquer. In Seki’s works a technique called "Kurimono” is used, where the item is carved from a single block of wood, and the lacquer is done in a way where you can still enjoy the features of the wooden characteristics and grains. The process is done by keeping the best use of the charms and interesting features of the wood itself.

    This is the first time in two years that HIN will hold a special exhibition for Kenichi Seki since his first solo exhibition held at HIN in 2019. In this exhibition, we will introduce various items including traditional Japanese shapes such as Suhama small plates, Japanese trays, classic containers with lids, as well as display shelves, and wooden cups suitable for everyday use. We look forward to your visit.


    【How to make your reservation】
    *Visitors with appointments will be given priority. Please send your request through our general contact form by the following dates:

     Click here to make your reservation at Kyoto・HIN / Arts & Science
     [Reservation deadline: December 11th, 2021 (Sat.) 19:00]

    * Entry may be restricted in order to prevent overcrowding.
    * For reservation requests on the day, please contact the shop directly.

    TITLE
    Exhibition of works by “Kenichi Seki”
    DATE
    December 3rd (Fri.) – 12th (Sun.) 2021/12:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Kenichi Seki is a wood lacquer artist born in 1982 in Izumi-shi, Osaka. Seki first encountered the world of craft when his former university professor was working for a woodworking project of the Joseon dynasty. After graduating from university, Seki became an apprentice to the wood lacquer artist, Kazumasa Fujisaki. In 2012, he became an apprentice to the lacquer artist, Akito Akagi. Since becoming independent in 2019, Seki has based his artistic activity in Wajima-shi, Ishikawa.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use contact form.
    • ※ Please note that items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Nov 8, 21Event
    Masaaki Iijima “Exhibition & Sales Fair Event”

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be be given priority. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    A&S AOYAMA is honored to hold a sales fair event for artist Masaaki Iijima’s Bamboo basket bags from Thursday, November 11th 2021.

    In his workshop located in the village of Kisogun in Nagano, bamboo craftsman Masaaki Iijima carries out every exacting step of his basket production. Arts & Science has presented his works from 2019. In this exhibition we feature collaborative bags of Iijima’s selected bamboo higo strips colored with natural plant-based dyes and A&S original fabrics used as the inner cloths. Each work is a one-of-a-kind.


    【Reservations】
    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Please make your reservation though our general contact form. We may not be able to accommodate your first choice, please send at least 2 dates & times of your preference.

    [Reservation deadline: November 16th, 2021 (Tues.) 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
    Masaaki Iijima “Exhibition & Sales Fair Event”
    DATE
    November 11th (Thurs.) – November 17th (Weds.) 2021 / 12:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    A&S AOYAMA
    PROFILE
    Masaaki Iijima/Bamboo artist In his workshop located in the village of Kisogun in Nagano, bamboo craftsman Masaaki Iijima carries out every exacting step of his basket production. Skillfully selected bamboo from the surrounding mountains is cut into higo strips and colored with natural plant-based dyes. This begins an extended period of contemplation to understand the unique aesthetic characteristics of the bamboo that Iijima will ultimately transform into useful objects using a wide range of traditional Japanese basket weaving techniques, such as twill and armor plaiting.
    • ※ 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 22, 21Event
    Naho Kamada “Blue”

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be be given priority. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo is pleased to announce a special exhibition for the collection “Blue” from Naho Kamada.

    All processes of Naho Kamada's production are performed by hand. Kamada work is carried out by hammering various metals using a mallet and checking the feel each time. Although her finished work is made of metal, it has a unique delicate elegance, and the shapes are characterized by the gentle touch to the hands. In this exhibition, we will introduce her cutlery, cups, plates, etc… focusing on her work using silver material.

    Please take a look at the fine objects and vessels created by Naho Kamada, each made by considering the fit in her very own hands.


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

      Click here to make your reservation at Tokyo・OVER THE COUNTER 

    [Reservation deadline: November 14th, 2021 (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
    Naho Kamada “Blue”
    DATE
    November 3rd (Wed.*open on public holiday) – November 15th (Mon.) 2021 / 12:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    OVER THE COUNTER
    PROFILE
    Naho Kameda / Metal artist. Born in Kumamoto in 1982. In 2005, Kameda studied under Takejiro Hasegawa in metalworking making mainly tea utensils. In 2008, she became an independent artist. Her delicately crafted work shows the elegance and dignified strength of her hand work techniques. Kameda is inspired by ancient tools from various countries, such as sterling silver and brass vessels, and cutlery objects.
    nahokamada.com
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    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Oct 13, 21Event
    “Kimura Glass / Kikatsu Series” Exhibition & Sales Fair Event

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be be given priority. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo and HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto are pleased to announce a sales fair event for the “Kikatsu series” from the tableware brand, Kimura Glass.

    For a long time, the “Kikatsu series” was sold only to venues such as bars or restaurants. The designs are inspired by European antique glasses. In this way, there are many variations of especially the smaller-sized glasses. This sales fair is a special opportunity to view and purchase all 119 types of glasses from the Kikatsu series in one location.
    This is the first opportunity for Arts & Science to introduce Kimura Glass, and we invite you to come and see the items in person.


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

    【Reservation deadline】
    Tokyo・OVER THE COUNTER : October 31th, 2021 (Sun.) 19:00
    Kyoto・HIN / Arts & Science : December 1st, 2021 (Wed.) 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
    “Kimura Glass / Kikatsu Series” Exhibition & Sales Fair Event
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    October 20th (Wed.) – November 11th (Mon.) 2021 / 12:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    November 19th (Fri.) – December 2nd (Thurs.) 2021 / 12:00 ~ 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    PROFILE
    Since its establishment, as a manufacturer of professional tableware that does not have its own factory, Kimura Glass has been producing in-house designed glassware with the cooperation of several craftsmen and factories. The different series of glassware are cherished by many fans, and include “Kyoku-usu (extremely thin) glass,” “Pivo” – with ultra-fine glass leg designs, and “Kikatsu” and “Wrap” – cocktail glasses. Along with the production of original glassware, Kimura Glass has been focusing on the development of better tableware by, for example, selecting quality designs from around the world and introducing them to various restaurants and bars.
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    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Oct 11, 21Event
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be be given priority. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    Once again it is that time of year for our New Year’s decorations from the florist shop <Hanaya Mitate>. 30 different arrangements will be on display, including the new works “Eto wara (Zodiac in straw)” - celebrating the new Year of the Tiger with its motif on a lacquer board, “Mukae Kaeru (Meeting turtle)” and “Shikimatsuba” - a winter floral scene enclosed in a wooden box.
    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.


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

    【Reservation deadline】
    Tokyo, A&S DAIKANYAMA : October 30th, 2021 (Sat.) 19:00
    Kyoto, HIN / Arts & Science : November 13th, 2021 (Sat.) 19:00

    * Due to store capacity, we may ask customers without a reservation to wait in line or to return at a later timing. 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.
    ※Please note, reservations requests on the day may only be made by phone calls to the designated shop.

    TITLE
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”
    TOKYO
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    October 22nd (Fri.) – October 31st (Sun.) 2021/12:00 – 18:00
    Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    November 5th (Fri.) – November 14th (Sun.) 2021 / 12:00 – 19:00
    Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    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.
    • ※ Please note items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Oct 7, 21Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order 2021”

    A semi-custom order event for the bespoke shoe brand <MARQUESS> will be held at SHOES and THINGS for one month from October 4th (Mon.) to October 30th (Sat.).

    We also accept semi-custom orders where you can choose from nine individual shoe style, and you may choose the leather/colour of your preference. We include rare options such as crocodile leather, which is not usually available in the lineup. This season, we are introducing a new military boot style called <YORK>, which is included in the seasonal collection as well as an option for a semi-order.

    Our MARQUESS order events are held twice a year seasonally, and this time as well designer Shoji Kawaguchi will be present. Kawaguchi will be at the shop for two days, 10.30 (Sat.) and 31 (Sun.) This is a rare opportunity for visitors to consider a personal order while consulting directly with the designer about not only fit but also foot issues. If you already have 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.

    <YORK> Military Officers Boots
    My British Military Officers Boots reflect the style’s ‘history and dignity.’ A no-waste simple design with military-like functional beauty. While maintaining the style’s orthodox appearance, we were particular about finishing it in a manner that is appropriate for a women’s shoe.
    For this production, we designed a slightly looser wooden pattern than before, giving the boots a comfortable shape with the ankles firmly fixed at the wings. Made from finely embossed French leather, the texture is made to enjoy as well. Unlike its solid appearance, these boots give you a soft feel and lightness when worn.
    I have designed the ‘Military Officers Boots’ with the hopes that it will become a standard shoe for all women.
     ― MARQUESS / Shoji Kawaguchi


    【Reservations】
    Please note reservations are mandatory for this event. Please make your reservation though our general contact form.

    [Reservation window: October 4th (Monday) to 15:00 on October 30th (Saturday)]
    * Reservations cannot be made for requests on the day. Please send your request by latest, 15:00 on the previous day.


    【About the Event】
    - Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, all appointments must be confirmed ahead of time. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
    - Appointments / viewing time: 50 minutes (maximum).
    - When entering, we ask visitors to have a face mask on and use our antiseptics at our entrance
    - Orders will be available for Women’s sizes only. (UK size runs: 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2 )
    - All orders will be delivered in March, 2022.

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order 2021”
    DATE
    2021.10.8 (Fri.) – 10.31 (Sun.) / 12:00 – 19:00
    Designer will be present: 10.30 (Sat.) & 31 (Sun.)
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    NOTE
    for brand feature articles “Behind the Scenes — MARQUESS”
    • * For details, please contact us the shops directly or through our contact form.

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  • Oct 7, 21Event
    Adam Silverman “Horizon”

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    A solo exhibition by ceramic artist Adam Silverman will be held at HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto. The works were produced on both coasts of the United States: Atwater in the West, and Rhode Island in the East, where local materials including clay, seaweed, salt, wood, and crop husks were used. In this exhibition, a series of works created through an experimental process will be on display.

    Adam's works have a unique aesthetic and expression from the form of his glazing techniques. HIN has mainly selected works such as bowls that are as functional as they are beautiful. We invite you to view these special pieces in person.

    *The brand’s main exhibition will also be held at Tokyo・CURATOR'S CUBE from Saturday, October 9th. [By appointment only]


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

     Click here to make your reservation at Kyoto・HIN / Arts & Science
     [Reservation deadline: October 30th, 2021 (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
    Adam Silverman “Horizon”
    DATE
    2021.10.22 (Fri.) – 10.31 (Sun.)/12:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    SHOP
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    After graduating from university, Adam Silverman moved to Los Angeles to work as an architect. In 2003, he established Atwater Pottery to bring to a wider audience the pieces he had previously only created for his family and friends. In 2008, based on a shared philosophy with Heath Ceramics, he became the studio director of their newly-opened Los Angeles store. After retiring as their director in 2015, he moved his studio to Rhode Island. In 2018, he rebuilt his studio in Atwater, the place where his career in ceramics began.
    www.adamsilverman.net
    Concurrent event
    CURATOR’S CUBE
    2021.10.9 (Fri.) – 10.24 (Sun.)/12:00 – 17:00
    *Monday is a weekly holiday
    <By reservation only> Please see the CURATOR’S CUBE’s website for details.
    • ※ For inquiries, please contact each shop directly or use contact form.
    • ※ Please note that items may not be available due to limited quantities.

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  • Aug 27, 21Event
    Kenichi Takanaka “Takanaka Kaiju Encyclopedia”

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be be given priority. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    Kenichi Takanaka, who produces various works as a acknowledged painter, calligrapher, and potter, will hold a special exhibition at HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto and OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo.

    This special project with Takanaka is an annual event at Arts & Science. This year, in addition to pottery and paintings, books published independently by the artist all under the theme “Takanaka Kaiju Encyclopedia,” will be unveiled for the first time. We invite you to discover the world of Kenichi Takanaka, who immerses himself in studying and pondering classical Oriental literature amidst the harsh but rich environment of the mountains, and who continues to devote himself more and more freely to his creative work, following his passion.

    I am fond of kaiju - monsters. I also like monsters that fight other monsters. And I like monster figures, but only those produced by Marusan and Bullmark in 1966, the year I was born, and the following few years. I don’t find the ones produced after that period to be interesting. When I was a child, I used to play pretend and hold battles among my monster figures in the sandbox in the yard and during bath time, making sounds like “Gao” (“Roar”) and “Dokan” (“Boom”) by myself... When I think about it now, that was everything. The me of fifty years ago, irreplaceable, is this me.  ―Kenichi Takanaka


    【How to make your reservation】
    Visitors with appointments will be given priority. Please send your request through our general contact form by the following dates:

    Kyoto・HIN / Arts & Science 
    【Deadline】 Sept. 9th (Sat) 19:00

    Tokyo・OVER THE COUNTER
    【Deadline】 Sept. 25th (Sat) 19:00

    TITLE
    Kenichi Takanaka “Takanaka Kaiju Encyclopedia”
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    2021.9.3 (Fri.) – 9.12 (Sun.)/12:00 – 19:00
    Artist will be present: 9.3 (Fri.)
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    2021.9.17 (Fri.) – 9.26 (Sun.)/12:00 – 19:00
    Artist will be present: 9.17 (Fri.)
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    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
    We will close the shops early at 17:00 on the day before the event, in order to prepare for the exhibition.
    HIN / Arts & Science: 9.2 (Thurs.)
    OVER THE COUNTER: 9.16 (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 5, 21Event
    Made to Order Furniture by IFUJI × ARTS&SCIENCE vol.4

    *Please note that visitors with appointments will be prioritized. Details on how to make reservations are provided below.

    A pre-order event for furniture brand IFUJI will be held at HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto and OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo. This is their 4th exhibition at Arts & Science.

    This time, we are introducing IFUJI’s new works including the “Folding side table” – a table with a combination of the top and foldable legs that can also be used as a tray, the “Personal chest” – perfect to store small important belongings, and the "Rim box series" made this time in an open structure without a lid. In addition, we will also share a wide variety of items from small to large furniture.

    IFUJI’s intentions are for the users to spend quality time at home with a wide range of furniture proposals serving as tools in the home. We welcome you to visit this a special exhibition with IFUJI.


    - The majority of the exhibited works are made-to-order products.
    - A selection of the items will be in stock and can be purchased on the day, including the standard oval box.
    - Please contact the store for details about the stock levels and other inquiries.

    TITLE
    Made to Order Furniture by IFUJI × ARTS&SCIENCE vol.4
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    2021.8.6 (Fri.) – 8.22 (Sun.)/12:00 – 19:00
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    2021.8.27 (Fri.) – 9.12 (Sun.)/12:00 – 19:00 *Postponed
    *Tuesday is a weekly holiday
    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.
    • ※ 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 29, 21Event
    "1981-2021 40 Years of Studio Woodworking" by Ryuji Mitani: Post-Exhibition Reflections

    The solo exhibition "1981-2021 40 Years of Studio Woodworking" by woodwork artist Ryuji Mitani was held at HIN / Arts & Science and successfully concluded on April 4, 2021.

    To commemorate, we introduce selected scenes from the exhibition accompanied by the artist’s own reflections on this special moment. Concurrently, we are pleased to share with you for the first time the interior of HIN's renovated space, which reopened in early February. The space has been transformed into a gallery where we are able to introduce the works of artists in greater depth.

    *Please note that all the artworks shown on this page are sold out.

    The solo exhibition "1981-2021 40 Years of Studio Woodworking" by woodwork artist Ryuji Mitani was held at HIN / Arts & Science and successfully concluded on April 4, 2021.

    To commemorate, we introduce selected scenes from the exhibition accompanied by the artist’s own reflections on this special moment. Concurrently, we are pleased to share with you for the first time the interior of HIN's renovated space, which reopened in early February. The space has been transformed into a gallery where we are able to introduce the works of artists in greater depth.

    *Please note that all the artworks shown on this page are sold out.

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  • Jul 20, 21Event
    Steve Harrison Lottery Event

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

    New works made in 2021 from Steve Harrison's have just arrived at Arts & Science.
    The exhibition will be held both at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo and HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto from Monday, July 26th to Sunday, August 1st. A few archive pieces personally selected by Steve will accompany his classic collections of teapots, bowls and mugs. We welcome you to come and see the works in person in this special occasion.

    All works are available to purchase through a lottery system. Please see the details below.


    【About the lottery】
    * All works are available to purchase by lottery application at the shops. Lottery applications by phone or email are not accepted.
    * If you would like to purchase an item, please fill out the application form at the shops. The application timing throughout the entire event dates will not affect the winning results.
    * During the event dates, only applications are accepted. You cannot purchase/bring home the item on the day.
    * Entry may be restricted in order to prevent overcrowding.
    * All works are one-of-a-kind. The selections will be different at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo and HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto. Items will only be available to see at each shops in person.
    * Please understand we cannot introduce other items from the shop you visit.

    TITLE
    Steve Harrison Lottery Event
    DATE
    2021.7.26 (Mon.) – 8.1 (Sun.)/12:00〜19:00
    *HIN / Arts & Science closed every Tuesday
    SHOP
    TOKYO OVER THE COUNTER
    KYOTO HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    PROFILE
    Steve Harrison is an English potter born in 1967. After obtaining his MA in ceramics at the Royal College of Art, he set up his workshop and his kiln on the outskirts of London, where he now bases his artistic activities. He is known for his mugs and jugs created by the salt glaze technique, which uses common salt for the glaze coating.
    Photos by Richard Cannon
    • ※ For inquires, 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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  • Jun 25, 21Event
    Masao Kozumi Exhibition: “Carafes and Vessels”

    *Reservations are required for this event. For details, please see the detailed instructions at the end of the page.

    The exhibition "Carafes and Vessels" by glass artist Masao Kozumi will be held at OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo and HIN / Arts & Science in Kyoto.
    In this exhibition, we will introduce Kozumi’s new works including carafes and cups especially made for Arts & Science. The entire process, from developing the concepts to creating the final shape, took almost one year, and the works were born through trial and error. With his essential lines of work upfront, we have also commissioned several types of glass that are not usually produced, including a new shade of green glass bottles, Onggis, parfait glasses and classic Japanese wind chimes - all suitable for the summer season.

    We invite you to view Masao Kozumi's glass works and enjoy the unique colors and forms using hand-blown and mold-blown classic techniques dated back to the Edo period.

    What we call a Kansuibin is a lidded carafe; the body is a bottle-shaped jug with a versatile lid that can be used as a cup. In the planning process, I asked myself these questions – “How did the craftsmen see this imported carafe back in the day? What kind of resemblance did it have when it was mentioned in classic writing?” I was blowing the mold while becoming deeply indulged in this nostalgic mist of imagination. I would be happy to see this Kansuibin used today placed near your seat in a living room or by your pillow side as a perfect vessel to quench your thirst while relaxing. ― Masao Kozumi

    ■Customers who wish to visit the store from the second day forward
    Walk-ins are welcome; however, we will give priority to visitors with reservations. To make a reservation, please fill out the form in the link below.

    Reservation form for Tokyo - OVER THE COUNTER
    【Application deadline】7/10(Saturday)19:00

    Reservation form for Kyoto - HIN / Arts & Science
    【Application deadline】7/24(Saturday)19:00

    ※If you do not have a reservation, please understand that you may have to wait at the door for entry.
    ※After sending the reservation form, you will receive an automatic reply as confirmation.
    ※For reservation requests on the day, please call the shops directly.
    ※Please be careful to use this designated link only. If you contact us through the general contact form on our website, your application will be invalid.

    【Measures for coronavirus prevention】
    ※In consideration of coronavirus prevention, it is mandatory for visitors to have a reservation on the opening day. From the second day forward, reservations will be prioritized, and there may be restrictions for entry.
    ※Please wear a mask when you visit us and disinfect your hands with the alcohol antiseptic solution provided at the entrance.
    ※Please bring your own purified solution if you have alcohol allergies.
    ※We will take all customers’ temperature using a non-contact infrared thermometer. Customers with temperatures of 37.5℃ and over will not be permitted in the stores. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    ※Visiting time during the exhibition period will be restricted to 30-minute intervals per group.

    TITLE
    Masao Kozumi Exhibition: “Carafes and Vessels”
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    2021.7.2(Fri.) – 7.11(Sun.)/ 12:00〜19:00
    *Masao Kozumi will be present at the store on 2(Fri.), 3(Sun.)
    *On Thursday, July 1st, the shop will close irregularly at 17:00 to prepare for the exhibition.
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science *Closed every Tuesday
    2021.7.16(Fri.) – 7.25日(Sun.)/ 12:00〜19:00
    *Masao Kozumi will be present at the store on 16(Fri.)、17(Sat.)
    PROFILE
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Apr 1, 21Event
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order 2021”

    Semi-custom order event for the bespoke shoe brand〈MARQUESS〉will be held at SHOES and THINGS from April 2nd (Friday) to 30th (Friday).

    We accept semi-orders where you can choose the leather and color of your choice from the 8 different styles. Orders for rare special leathers that are not usually made such as crocodile, are available to custom. This season, the side gore slip-ons made by a single piece of leather is also new to the collection.

    Our MARQUESS order events are held twice a year seasonally, and this time as well designer Kawaguchi will be present. Kawaguchi will be at the shop for two days, April 24th (Sat) and 25th (Sun). This is a rare opportunity for visitors to consider a personal order while consulting directly with the designer about not only fits but also foot issues. If you already have 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.


    【How to request an appointment】
    * As a measure to restrictions to prevent the coronavirus infection, semi-custom orders may only be made by appointment only. We thank you for your understanding. For reservations, please click the link below and specify your first and second choices: 2 separate dates and times.

     Click here to make your reservation. 
    [Reservation window: March 25th (Thursday) to 15:00 on April 29th (Thursday)]
    * Requests are only accepted through the reservation form. Please note, a request through the general contact form on our website will be invalid. *We cannot accept reservations on the day of the event. Please contact us by 15:00 the day before.


    【About the Event】
    - Maximum capacity: 2 groups of visitors in the shop at one time
    - Custom orders are available for women’s styles only.
    - Appointment intervals will be limited to 50 minutes.
    - Ordered items will be delivered after September 2021.
    - Reservations are not required for visitors who do not wish to make a custom order, however depending on the capacity of visitors, walk-in customers may be asked to wait for entry.
    - It is mandatory visitors wear a mask, disinfect their hands with the alcohol antiseptics installed at the entrance and we will ask to take your temperature.

    TITLE
    MARQUESS “Semi-Custom Order 2021”
    DATE
    2021.4.2 (Fri.) – 4.30 (Fri.) / 12:00 – 19:00
    Designer will be present: 4.24 (Sat.) & 25 (Sun.)
    SHOP
    NOTE
    for brand feature articles “Behind the Scenes — MARQUESS”
    • * For details, please contact us the shops directly or through our contact form.

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  • Mar 10, 21Product
    amachi. — Collection 008 “Taphonomy”

    <amachi.> is a Japanese brand that reflects inspiration from various perspectives and observations in clothing. This season the concept is centered on “the relationship between humans and nature.” We continue to introduce their seasonal collections at & SHOP along with the brand’s original visual design of the shop atmosphere. This event will be held in Tokyo from Friday, March 19th, and afterwards will tour to & SHOP in Kyoto.

    <amachi.> is a Japanese brand that reflects inspiration from various perspectives and observations in clothing. This season the concept is centered on “the relationship between humans and nature.” We continue to introduce their seasonal collections at & SHOP along with the brand’s original visual design of the shop atmosphere. This event will be held in Tokyo from Friday, March 19th, and afterwards will tour to & SHOP in Kyoto.

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  • Jan 29, 21Event
    Sho Bok Si 瀟木子

    We will be presenting an exhibition for Sho Bok Si at HIN in Kyoto and OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo.

    “Sajiya” is a project that started in 2018 by Atsushi Sakai. Sakai is a master wood craftsman who sponsors the gallery studio under his other artist name, “Sajiya” in Okayama Prefecture. With the meaning of “a person who works wood into fashion,” Sajiya’s concept goes beyond the perspective of making tools for functionality, and each detail of his woodwork is made to move the heart of the person who uses it. Thinned wood from the olive groves in Okayama is mainly used in his work, and each piece is modeled while he communicates with the different expressions and faces of every different type of wood.

    This is Sho Bok Si's second exhibition at Arts & Science, and in addition to the one-of-a-kind items in large and small sizes, size 25 spoons and coffee spoons will be exhibited and available for sale.


    【Regulations for the exhibition】
    *Due to the regulations for prevention of the coronavirus, admissions may be restricted to ensure your safety and social distancing.
    *Please wear a mask when you would visit us and disinfect your hands with the alcohol antiseptic solution.
    *We are asking to take all customers temperature using a non-contact infrared thermometer. For customers with temperatures 37.5℃ and over will not be permitted in the stores. We thank you for your understanding.

    【How to make you reservation】
    Admission is possible without a reservation; however, we may ask you to wait in line. We recommend that you make an appointment prior to your visit. Please read the terms in “Notice of Shopping Appointments” and contact HIN or OVER THE COUNTER shop by e-mail with your request of date and time. We ask you to give “1st and 2nd choices”. The reservation will be confirmed by an email from the store.

    ※Please be sure to send your reservation directly to the shop email address below. (If you contact us from the contact form on our website, we may take longer to respond).
    ※Admission is limited to 2 people per reservation.
    ※If you do not make a reservation, please duly note we may ask you to wait in line.


    【Appointment window】
    Kyoto:HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Exhibition dates:Fri. 5th February – Sun. 14th February
    Reservation window:Wed. 27th January –
    E-mail here:hin@arts-science.com

    Tokyo:OVER THE COUNTER
    Exhibition dates:Fri. 5th March – Sun. 14th March
    Reservation window:Fri. 19th February –
    E-mail here:over-the-counter@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    Sho Bok Si
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Fri. 5th February – Sun. 14th February / 12:00 – 19:00
    *Closed on Tuesdays
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    Fri. 5th March – Sun. 14th March / 12:00 – 19:00
    PROFILE
    Wood specialist Atsushi Sakai has garnered an international following for his handcrafted useful objects, especially his line of wooden spoons that combine natural sculptural shapes with a refined approach to practical functionality. Born in Aichi prefecture in 1969, Sakai began to follow his passion for wood working in 1994 shortly after graduating from university. He opened his shop Sajiya in Kunitachi, Tokyo in 2006 and established his brand Sho Bok Si in 2018. Today his workshop is located in Ushimado, Okayama.
    URL
    https://www.sajiya.jp
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Jan 26, 21Event
    Nakaotakashi exhibition: Lottery ticket event

    At OVER THE COUNTER, we will hold a lottery event for Nakaotakashi’s works made with synthetic resin FRP. This is the brand’s first exhibition in Tokyo.
    Including all 15 types of pendant shades that are in the standard collection, trays of various shapes and sizes, and varieties of table lamps are available. All the works have been polished many times, and the translucent texture unique to FRP* is seen in its best form.

    *FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics) = Reinforced plastic made of glass fiber hardened with resin. The composition is lightweight yet strong.

    Please check below the regulations for the event. We appreciate your cooperation.


    【Regulations for the exhibition】
    *Based on the regulations of the new coronavirus prevention, this exhibition will be done by appointment only. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    *The exhibition items will only be available to show for customers who have made a reservation. We are open for usual business, so you may enter the store at any time, but admission may be restricted to ensure your safety and social distancing.
    *When you come to the store, please wear a mask, disinfect your hands with the alcohol antiseptics installed at the entrance, and we will ask to take your temperature.

    【About the lottery】
    *The works in this exhibition will be sold by lottery. Applications are taken at the store.
    *The application period is from Friday, February 5th to Sunday, February 14th, closing at 19:00.
    *Winning applicants will be notified by email or phone by Wednesday, February 17th.

    【How to make you reservation】
    Please read the terms in “Notice of Shopping Appointments” and contact OVER THE COUNTER shop by e-mail with your request of date and time. We ask you to give “1st and 2nd choices”. The reservation will be confirmed by an email from the store.

    ※Please be sure to send your reservation directly to the shop email address below. (If you contact us from the contact form on our website, we may take longer to respond).
    ※Admission is limited to 2 people per reservation.
    ※If you do not make a reservation, please duly note we may ask you to wait in line.


    【Appointment window】
    OVER THE COUNTER
    Event date:Fri. 5th February – Sun. 14th February
    Reservation window:Mon. 25th January
    E-mail here:over-the-counter@arts-science.com

    TITLE
    Nakaotakashi exhibition: Lottery ticket event
    DATE
    Fri. 5th February – Sun. 14th February / 12:00 – 19:00
    SHOP
    OVER THE COUNTER
    URL
    NOTE
    ・The shop will be closed Thursday, Feb. 4th due to preparation of the event.
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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  • Dec 22, 20Event
    FOX UMBRELLAS BY THE COLOUR FOR A&S

    A&S is holding an order event of umbrellas featuring the traditional British brand “FOX UMBRELLAS”.

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

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


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

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

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


    【Appointment Schedule】
    KYOTO:HIN / Arts & Science
    Event date:Sun. 3rd January – Sun. 17th January
    Appointment requests:from Tue. 22nd December –
    Contact (email):hin@arts-science.com

    TOKYO:A&S DAIKANYAMA
    Event date:Fri. 22nd January – Sun. 7th February
    Appointment requests:from Tue. 22nd December –
    Contact (email):daikanyama@arts-science.com

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

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  • Dec 15, 20Event
    Yaser Shaw — Trunk Show 2020

    Pashmina stoles have arrived from 〈Yaser Shaw〉. Shaw’s production - spinning, weaving, and embroidering is all done by hand, staying true to the traditional techniques of the Kashmir region of India. A trunk show will be held at two A&S shops in Tokyo and Kyoto for three days from Friday, December 18th.

    Pashmina is a very fine raw wool, which can easily be damaged by mechanical work. This is why carefully twisting and weaving by hand spinning and hand weaving techniques are essential. The natural texture of the raw wool lives on, creating a unique softness and feeling of falling in place when worn. Delicate embroidery work is the highlight of Shaw’s designs - a wide variety of patterns that are received well not only by women but also by men. By the skill works of craftsmen, fine patterns are beautifully decorated without applying tension to the fabrics.

    At this trunk show about 200 different stoles will be available, including colorful new works and rare vintage items from his collections. We welcome you to please come and experience the rich colors and the finest touch of the fine embroidery in person.

    TITLE
    Yaser Shaw — Trunk Show 2020
    DATE
    2020.12.18 (Fri.) – 20 (Sun.)/11:00 – 19:00
    SHOP
    PROFILE
    Yaser Shaw / Based in the Kashmir region, Shaw combines traditional techniques and modern designs to create various items ranging from fabrics, accessories to furniture. Shaw continues to pass on the traditional craft techniques which have been passed down for 5 generations. Shaw’s stoles especially are highly appreciated for their elegant and exquisite designs throughout the world.

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  • Nov 24, 20Event
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2020

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    TITLE
    William Welstead Trunk Show 2020
    TOKYO
    A&S AOYAMA
    Fri. 27th November – Tue. 1st December / 11:00 – 19:00
    KYOTO
    A&S KYOTO
    Fri. 4th December – Mon. 7th December / 11:00 – 19:00
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • Nov 24, 20Event
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Stone Collection

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    TITLE
    TENTHOUSANDTHINGS Stone Collection
    TOKYO
    & SHOP AOYAMA
    Fri. 27th November – Mon. 30th November / 11:00 – 19:00
    KYOTO
    & SHOP KYOTO
    Fri. 4th December – Mon. 7th December / 11:00 – 19:00
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    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • Nov 4, 20Event
    Pre-order Exhibition and reception for 〈Hakimono Sekizuka〉

    With reliable handiwork,〈Hakimono Sekizuka〉creates traditional Japanese inspired designs that look beautiful and are also comfortable to wear. We are holding a reception and an exhibition for & SHOP in Tokyo and Kyoto. Their unique proposal is the introduction of leather socks and footwear as a combination to be dressed together.

    With reliable handiwork,〈Hakimono Sekizuka〉creates traditional Japanese inspired designs that look beautiful and are also comfortable to wear. We are holding a reception and an exhibition for & SHOP in Tokyo and Kyoto. Their unique proposal is the introduction of leather socks and footwear as a combination to be dressed together.

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  • Oct 15, 20Event
    Mitate “Toshino Ichi”

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


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

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

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


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

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

    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Fri. 23rd October – Sun. 1st November / 11:00 – 19:00
    *Closed on Tuesdays
    TOKYO
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    Fri. 6th November – Sun. 15th November / 12:00 – 18:00
    PROFILE
    Mitate was established in April 2013, in Shichiku, Kita-ku in Kyoto. Mitate creates flower arrangements and ornaments using boxes by using wild flowers and plants of the season. Mitate’s aesthetics are expressed through its unique style to create something completely different from the original material.
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

    TITLE
    MARQUESS | Semi-Custom Order
    DATE
    Thu. 1st October – Sat. 31st October / 11:00 – 19:00
    Designer will be present on: Sat. 24th October & Sun. 25th October
    *Closed every Wednesday
    SHOP
    NOTE
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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  • Sep 25, 20Event
    Pre-order Furniture Event by ikken

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    TITLE
    Pre-order Furniture Event by ikken
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Fri. 2nd October – Sun. 11th October / 11:00 – 19:00
    ikken will be present on: Fri. 2nd October
    TOKYO
    A&S DAIKANYAMA
    Fri. 16th October – Sun. 25th October / 12:00 – 18:00
    ikken will be present on: Fri. 16th October & Sun. 25th October
    PROFILE
    ikken is a design studio and a furniture workshop established in Kyoto in 2014. A partnership between two professionals, first-class Japan licensed architect, Takato Yoshida and furniture craftsmen Kiyo Yamanaka who were classmates in the department of architecture at university. Yoshida worked at the Lemming House and was the apprentice of Yoshifumi Nakamura. The year before the establishment of ikken, he worked very closely with furniture artist Hitoshi Onishi in Kyoto and continues to do so today. Yoshida develops the furniture design, while Yamanaka crafts the built-in furniture, and their collaboration with Onishi involves his production of furniture items such as chairs and tables.
    HP
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

      Photography by Hideya Amemiya

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    TITLE
    Kenichi Takanaka Exhibition
    “Takanaka Space Defense Force”
    KYOTO
    HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
    Fri. 18th September – Sun. 27th September / 11:00 – 19:00
    Artist will be present on: Fri. 18th September
    TOKYO
    OVER THE COUNTER
    Thu. 1st October – Sun. 11th October / 11:00 – 19:00
    Artist will be present on: Sat. 3rd October
    • ※ Please contact our stores or send us a message via “contact form” for any inquiries.
    • ※ Please note that some pieces may not be available due to its limited production.

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