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Butikku is Europe’s only dedicated retailer of contemporary luxury Japanese clothing brands. Our new shop is located just off of Regent Street in the heart of the West End.
Come and browse hundreds of exclusive designs from a host of leading independent Japanese designers.
This season we’ve expanded beyond womenswear with a small selection of unisex clothing and a new contemporary art gallery.
(See our blog for more details…)
For a limited time, Butikku is exhibiting a collection of ‘Flower Ball’ series prints by the amazing Takashi Murakami.
Murakami has been the subject of a number of huge exhibitions internationally this year, but this is a very rare opportunity to see a range of flower ball prints in one place.
Butikku’s boutique and gallery is located in Maddox St, next to the famous Maddox Gallery and close to a host of other great private galleries too. So it’s an ideal place to start a day of art appreciation. Ask us if you’d like some suggestions.
(All prints are for sale but you are very welcome simply to take a look).
Vintage Kimono Pop-Up Shop by Furuki Yo-Kimono
Dates: 16th – 19th November 2017
Place: White Conduit Projects, 1 White Conduit Street, Islington, London N1 9EL
Hundrets of colourful, full of patterns vintage kimono just arrived from Japan!
Sonoe Sugawara, a London-based vintage kimono dealer and owner of Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage, which showcases the world of vintage & antique kimono.
The main collection of her kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese tradition. Most kimono can be unisex, reversible and very much wearable for many occasions. Some materials and techniques used in vintage kimono are hard to find in modern kimono or are much higher in price, because of the exquisite workmanship involving much greater time and effort. Vintage kimono can be regarded as wearable works of art. The most important thing is to just enjoy wearing kimono.
This is her only pop-up shop before the Christmas and a rare opportunity to experience her kimonos closely for a longer period (Usually my stall is only open once a month or less in the Spitalfields Market).
Make the most of the vintage kimono world here!
Dates; 16 – 19th November 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)
Place: White Conduit Projects (http://whiteconduitprojects.uk/)
(Japanese Gallery near Angel tube station / Chapel Market)
Address: 1 White Conduit Street, Islington, London N1 9EL
Nearest Tube Station: ANGEL
OPENING HOURS: 12-7pm ( Thursday 16th late opening til 8.30pm, Sunday 19th 12-6pm)
Facebook Page: Furuki Yo-kimono Vintage (https://www.facebook.com/Furuki-Yo-Kimono-Vintage-106213022775427/
Instagram; furukiyokimonovintage (https://www.instagram.com/furukiyokimonovintage/)
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hundreds of colourful, full of patterns vintage kimono just arrived from Japan!
Sonoe Sugawara, a London-based vintage kimono dealer and owner of Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage, which showcase the world of vintage & antique kimono.
The main collection of my kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese tradition. This time collection includes kimonos from Japnanese imperial / samurai families, Wartime propaganda kimono, “boro” ( farmers work wear & textiles).
Most kimono can be unisex, reversible and very much wearable for many occasions. Some materials and techniques used in vintage kimono are hard to find in modern kimono or are much higher in price, because of the exquisite workmanship involving much greater time and effort. Vintage kimono can be regarded as wearable works of art. The most important thing is to just enjoy wearing kimono.
This is her second pop-up shop in the White Conduit Projects gallery and a rare opportunity to experience antique kimonos closely for a longer period (Usually my stall is only open occasionally in the Spitalfields Market).
Make the most of the vintage kimono world here!
Kimono x Komono
きもの x こもの
by MIYABI & PETIT KIMONO
7-13 June 2018
The history of kimono, the national costume of Japan, dates back to ancient times, and techniques such as spinning a cocoon, dyeing and weaving have been passed on from time immemorial. Unfortunately nowadays kimonos are used only during special events.
MIYABI and PETIT KIMONO transformed, stitch by stitch, the kimonos that belonged to their ancestors generation after generation into small cute objects and mini-kimono, inspired by Japanese seasons, Japanese food and Japanese traditions.
They have successfully exhibited in Japan and in Paris, and this is their first solo exhibition in the UK.
ABOUT MIYABI (Masako Ishihara・mother)
She has been teaching for 35 years, as a ‘kimono coordinator’, kimono-making techniques, kimono tailoring and classes on how to put a kimono on.
MIYABI decided to use the kimono and Japanese fabrics that she had in a drawer, in order to introduce a piece of Japanese tradition to the world.
ABOUT PETIT KIMONO (Tazuko Ishihara・daughter)
Since she was little, she has always been surrounded by kimono and silk fabrics. She can combine different colours to make miniature ‘kawaii’ (cute) Japanese objects.
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday 7th June 6pm – 8pm
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday (9 June only) 12pm – 6pm
How weak is macroeconomic theory? Japan has terrible macroeconomic numbers (by leading nation standards) yet a high quality of life. This contradiction drags macroeconomics, monetary policy, taxation, and politics under a spotlight. In this talk, Professor Michael Mainelli intends to draw on the work of his Long Finance movement, along with the work of Professor Richard Werner, and use the more interesting contradictions of Japan to show how much more we need to learn about fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies, trade, and tax in order to provide alternative visions of economic and fiscal (six letter word for tax) policies.
Professor Michael Mainelli FCCA FCSI(Hon) FBCS, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group
A qualified accountant, securities professional, computer specialist, and management consultant, educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin, Michael gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. He began his career as a research scientist, later becoming an accountancy-firm partner and a director of Ministry of Defence research. During a spell in merchant banking in 1994, he co-founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading commercial think-tank. He has led Z/Yen from creating smart ledgers (aka blockchains) through the Financial £aboratory, Taskforce 2000, Long Finance & the London Accord, Global Financial Centres Index, Global Green Finance Index, and Global Intellectual Property Index. He is an Alderman of the City of London, a non-executive director of two listed firms and a regulator, Emeritus Professor at Gresham College, Fellow of Goodenough College, and Master of the Worshipful Company of World Traders. His third book, The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions, won the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize.
Please let us know if you would like to take an optional tour of the Freemasons’ Hall at 5.15 for 5.30pm.
Host: Pauline Chakmakjian, Visit Kyoto Ambassador.
To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996, email email@example.com or submit the online booking form.
In association with The Japan Room
Lodge Room No 11
The Freemasons’ Hall
Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
Japan Society members: £9
NORIYUKI MISAWA Solo Exhibition
-A Japanese Shoemaker’s Crazy Creations-
Dates: 3rd – 7th December 2018
Late Opening: Thursday 6th December 11:00 – 20:00 (Drinks will be served from
17:00, RSVP https://bit.ly/2Rw6Igi)
Noriyuki Misawa is one of a new generation of bespoke luxury shoemakers from Japan. Tokyo based, his shoes are favoured by an international clientele, including the likes of Spike Lee and Park Chan Wook. Noriyuki Misawa has also become a selected shoe-maker for the Japanese Imperial Household: an extremely rare honour for someone so young. In addition to custom wearable shoes, Noriyuki Misawa also makes non-wearables, such as avant-garde, sculptural pieces.
“I was largely captivated by the functional ‘formative beauty’ rather than the utility of shoes. I strive to continuously evolve shoes as an art with both my skills and my ideas. In the long journey seeking out the best materials from everything around me, I became strangely attached to abandoned things. From this was born the idea to create shoes with iron scrap. The process to impregnate corrosion in leather is very difficult. Simply making the basic materials took a good deal of time and necessitated the advice of specialists. The result is perhaps the world’s first shoes with corrosion processing. I am very happy to unveil this work at my solo-exhibition in London.”
2010 Germany, International Efficiency Contest of Shoemakers ‘Gold medal’ and ‘Honour prize’, two awards.
2015 The 33rd Japan leather crafts exhibition ‘Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Award’
2013 Japan leather crafts association member
2014 Solo exhibition, Arai Gallery, Tokyo (Japan)
2015 Invited to a shoemaking school in New York as a guest instructor
2017 Exhibition at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, coupled with the Cannes Film Festival
2017 Solo exhibition in Chelsea, New York City
2018 Becomes a special lecturer at TaF.tc, fashion school in Singapore
2018 Solo Exhibition, Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre, Tokyo (Japan)
(THU till 20:00 exceptionally)
Vintage Kimono Dealer Furuki Yo-Kimono and Japanese Folk craft shop Bungu Store, two of London market traders from Japan both have very much love and respect for authentic Japanese handwork. They are presenting 3 days pop-up shop just before Christmas! You’ll find a variety of goods inspired by Japanese grandmas’ closet & drawers, and grandpas’ old workshop …
[ITEMS] VINTAGE KIMONO, FOLKWEAR & TEXTILES, HANDCRACTED PAPER & CARDS. KOKESHI DOLLS, LANTERN, MASKS, and more..
DATA: Fri 21st Dec; 13-19.00 Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Dec; 11-19.00
Vintage Japanese kimono dealer Sonoe Sugawara handpicks circa 1920-60‘s pre & post war / art-deco period kimono, folk & workwear and textiles. She has become a source for Western kimono lovers including designers of some of the world’s leading fashion brands and film industries. On occasion her stall is in the Spitalfields antique market on Thursdays.
(Find more @furukiyokimonovintage on instagram.com or Furuki Yo-Kimono on Facebook.com )
Japanese Artist Ouka Ueno has honed her expertise in using and sourcing Japanese art materials and tools for many years. After her passion for Folk Arts and Folk Tales dragged her into the MINGEI (Japanese Folk Art) world, she started to collect items which have more cultural and traditional meaning directly from artisans and introduced them to her London stall in Broadway Market every Saturday.
(Find more information on bungustore.com or @bungustore on instagram.com )