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Shoichi Sakurai

Shoichi Sakurai

Shoichi Sakurai’s exhibition “The Art of Enlightenment” opened at Wa Space on November 15th, 2014 to great excitement from a wide range of attendees (including us!). 4 months of planning resulted in 140 individual pieces being placed around the entire Wa Space to create the best exhibition we’ve had so far.And while the pieces themselves…

Paper Lanterns

Paper Lanterns

Last Saturday started a bit grey, and didn’t get all that much brighter outside, but fortunately for Wa Space we had a warm, flickering display of Ibaraki prefecture’s Suzumo’s lanterns to light up the World of Wa!

Tokokazari by Studio Gala

Tokokazari by Studio Gala

Ryoichi Kobayashi and his design firm Studio Gala set up shop at Wa Space for a brief 3 day pop-up event to promote their new line of seasonal decorations, or Tokokazari.

Rie Okabayashi

Rie Okabayashi

The Wa Group held our opening for Tokyo’s resident sumi artist Rie Okabayashi at Wa Space in the Akasaka district of Minato-ku over the weekend, and it was a hit!

Marui Zoukei

Marui Zoukei

Tansu is the name used for Japan’s traditional cabinetry that first emerged between 1688 and 1703. They were originally used as mobile storage units for a number of, mostly, commercial purposes.

Textiles

Textiles

Seeking to align ourselves with the most adept expressions of Spring’s coming, The Wa Group approached Tochigi Prefecture’s Studio Garaya, run by long-time cloth artisan & Official Traditional Craftsman Hideo Tao.