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■  Publications : WONDERWALL
The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama | Life is hard… Let’s go shopping. / PARCO Publishing, Japan (2017)
Wonderwall Case Studies / Gestalten, Germany (2016)
WONDERWALL ARCHIVES 02 / PARCO Publishing, Japan(2014)
WONDERWALL ARCHIVES 01 / PARCO Publishing, Japan(2010)
Wonderwall Masamichi Katayama Projects 2 / Frame Publishers, Netherland(2008)
Wonderwall Masamichi Katayama Projects / Frame Publishers, Netherland(2003)

■ WONDERWALL FILM
The video features scenes from our office and our projects. (4m45s)

■ Publications : Special Lecture ” instigator ” at Musashino Art University
Creating Your Work of the Future by Professor Katayama / Magazine House, Japan(2017)
Turn Your Work Into Play by Professor Katayama / Magazine House, Japan(2015)
Turning Passion Into Work by Professor Katayama / Magazine House, Japan(2013)

■  Musashino Art University where Katayama serves as a professor
Musashino Art University’s WEB site
Department of Scenography, Display and Fashion Design’s WEB site

2018.2.15  Casa BRUTUS.com / WEB (Japanese)

New items by THE BANK now on sale!

THE BANK’s building was originally built for the Kamakura Bank’s Yuigahama Branch which opened in 1928. Years later, the interior of the building was redesigned under this concept: What if it was a bar, rather than a bank, from the very beginning…?

And now, what if we just found some dead stock t-shirts and bank bags from those years?

This is the concept under which new items for THE BANK were created under the art direction of Naomi Hirabayashi.

Sales of these items will begin on Thursday, February 8 at THE BANK’s second floor space THE BLANK.
Please come and visit us at THE BANK!

T-SHIRT (BLACK / WHITE) XS / S / M / L ¥4,800
BANK BAG LARGE (BLACK) ¥2,800
BANK BAG SMALL (BLACK / BROWN / WHITE) ¥1,600
BIC BALL-POINT PEN (BLACK / WHITE) ¥200
STICKER (BLACK / WHITE) ¥200
(all tax included)

THE BANK instagram:thebank_kamakura

THE BANK
Weekdays: 17:00 – 25:00
Saturday & Sunday: 15:00 – 25:00
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Address: Yuigahama 3-1- 1, Kamakura, Kanagawa

NAOMI KAZAMA Exhibition @THE BLANK

Starting February 8, THE BLANK will exhibit artworks by screen-print artist Naomi Kazama. For details, please check THE BLANK’s instagram account.
Various events will also be hosted by the artist himelf.
We hope to see you at the exhibition!

THE BLANK instagram: theblank_kamakura

Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, April 1, 2018
Weekdays: 17:00 – 25:00
Saturday & Sunday: 15:00 – 25:00
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Location: THE BLANK
Address: THE BANK 2F, Yuigahama 3-1- 1, Kamakura, Kanagawa

[THE BLANK]
An event space located on the second floor of the bar THE BANK in Kamakura. Events and exhibitions are held here under the curatorial direction of THE BANK.

Project Update

Images of our website have been updated.

* DIESEL STORE MILANO SAN BABILA
http://www.wonder-wall.com/project/335/

This is DIESEL’s flagship store in their home base of Italy. The design concept of “APARTMENT” was developed from a salon-like atmosphere of the brand’s early days, ultimately developing into a collection of unique spaces that total to 1,500㎡ of three different floors. These floors are connected by a symbolic black spiral staircase; the brand’s presence and identity emerge naturally as one explores through the different rooms. Together with the main facade embroidered in DIESEL denim’s signature v-stitch pattern, the store stands as a beacon for the brand’s philosophy of “ONLY THE BRAVE.”

2018.1.11 Hanako 1.11-25 issue / Japan
2018.1.11 TV program “MOGITATE!” / NHK Okayama / Japan

2017.12.2  MODERN WEEKLY / China
2017.12.10  Casa BRUTUS January issue / Japan
2017.12.28  Hanako January 11-25 issue / Japan

1. Project Update
Images of our website have been updated.

* domaine tetta
http://www.wonder-wall.com/project/334

New photos of domaine tetta have been uploaded on the website. We hope you enjoy the new images as they capture the project under the sunny autumn light against the backdrop of vibrant nature.


The project is for a winery which also produces its own grapes. The line of production begins as grapes are harvested and carried into the facility, selected, pressed, fermented, and aged. A facility designed to streamline this process ultimately resulted in a simple concrete mass-like structure. To implement gravity-flow to stream wine naturally from higher to lower levels, the first floor is designed to receive/unload the grapes and facilitate initial production stages; wine then flows down to the underground levels for fermentation and aging, and the finished bottles ultimately depart from the shipping zone. This entire flow of production, which can be viewed from the first floor winery shop, has been designed to function with utmost efficiency.


2. News

Katayama to appear on radio:
BEAMS TOKYO CULTURE STORY!

BEAMS TOKYO CULTURE STORY is a radio show hosted by BEAMS, a major Tokyo fashion brand whose mission is to foster new cultures through objects and things. Katayama will appear as a guest for a full week as the show introduces new stories and cultures that define the city of Tokyo.

BEAMS TOKYO CULTURE STORY
November 27 (Mon) – December 1 (Fri)

DJ: Hiroshi Doiji (BEAMS/ Communication director)

InterFM897 (Kanto Area) 17:40 – 17:55(Mon-Fri)
Radio NEO (Chukyo Area) 17:40 – 17:55(Mon-Fri)
FM COCOLO (Kansai Area) 19:43 – 19:58(Mon-Thu/ Fri 18:43 – 18:58)
Also available on Radiko and radiocloud.jp.

Please visit the URL below for more information.
http://www.beams.co.jp/special/theradio/btcs/
http://www.interfm.co.jp/beams897/

※TV programs and schedule are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Exhibition: Kaoru Watanabe’s Scrapbooks is extended!

By popular demand, the exhibition “Kaoru Watanabe’s Scrapbooks” currently on show at THE BLANK will be extended until Sunday, January 7, 2018. This exhibition was planned in celebration of THE BANK’s one-year anniversary since reopening, and is dedicated to the late legendary art director and THE BANK’s former owner, Kaoru Watanabe.

THE BANK 1 Year Reopening Anniversary
“Kaoru Watanabe’s Scrapbooks”

Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, January 7, 2018
Weekdays: 17:00 – 24:00
Saturday & Sunday: 15:00 – 25:00
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Location: THE BLANK
Address: THE BANK 2F, Yuigahama 3-1- 1, Kamakura, Kanagawa

Photos of the event will be updated on Instagram @theblank_kamakura

[THE BLANK]
An event space located on the second floor of the bar THE BANK in Kamakura. Events and exhibitions are held here under the curatorial direction of THE BANK.

 

3. Media Information

* 2017.11.15 Cassa BRUTUS special number “a Room with Sound”
Project: BLAMINK

* 2017.11.24 GOETHE January (2018) issue / Japan
Talk: Christel Takigawa x Katayama at her serial “Ima ichiban kininaru shigoto (Work she cares the most)” (4 pages)

2017.11.15 Cassa BRUTUS special number “a Room with Sound”
2017.11.24 GOETHE January (2018) issue / Japan
2017.11  IDEAT November issue / China

1. News

THE BANK 1 Year Reopening Anniversary
“KAORU WATANABE’S SCRAPBOOKS”

It has been one year since Wonderwall revived THE BANK, a bar located in Kamakura which had once closed with the passing of the former owner Kaoru Watanabe. To celebrate its 1-year anniversary since reopening, an exhibition dedicated to the late owner and legendary art director will be held in the newly opened event space THE BLANK located on the second floor of THE BANK. This exhibition marks the second event to be held at THE BLANK, and will feature items Katayama inherited from Kaoru Watanabe including scrapbooks that were sources of Kaoru’s creative inspiration, as well as other items that were closely connected to his life.

We invite you to come marvel at Kaoru’s perspective on the second floor of THE BANK, a bar which is itself a culmination of this legendary art director’s aesthetic philosophy.

KAORU WATANABE’S SCRAPBOOKS

Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, November 19, 2017
Weekdays: 17:00 – 24:00
Saturday & Sunday: 15:00 – 25:00
Closed: Monday & Tuesday

Location: THE BLANK
Address: THE BANK 2F, Yuigahama 3-1- 1, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Photos of the event will be updated on Instagram @theblank_kamakura

[THE BLANK]
An event space located on the second floor of the bar THE BANK in Kamakura. Events and exhibitions are held here under the curatorial direction of THE BANK.
“The Collector 4” by Adrian Ghenie will appear in a London auction

One of Katayama’s collected art pieces, “The Collector 4” by Adrian Ghenie, will appear in an auction tonight at PHILLIPS in London as part of its “20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale.” This auction follows the single owner auction that was held last month in New York.

Please check the website for details:
https://www.phillips.com/detail/ADRIAN-GHENIE/UK010617/8

20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Auction Date/Time: Friday, October 6, 2017 from 17:00 – (BST)
Auction Location: PHILLIPS London (30 Berkeley Square, London)

 

2. Project Update

Images of our website have been updated.

Scye Mercantile
http://www.wonder-wall.com/project/349/

This is the first-ever boutique for “Scye,” a fashion brand led by Hideaki Miyahara and Hisayo Hidaka. The concept returns to the basics with the keyword “mercantile”—the interaction between the storekeeper who presents his products with genuine enthusiasm, and the client who relishes the selection process. The brand is the result of a creative duo who, while influenced by English tailoring, have devoted themselves to the creation of clothes with unique sensibilities. The store is designed to embody such honest and sincere qualities of the brand in a space which brings back to life the stores of the olden days within a modern setting.

 

3. Media Information

* 2017.9 Wallpaper* October issue/ UK
Project: domaine tetta
* 2017.9.6 Discover Japan October issue/ Japan
Project: PASS THE BATON KYOTO GION
* 2017.9.15 Asahi Shinbun Digital/WEB(Japanese)
Project: THE BANK (1st half)
* 2017.9.29 Asahi Shinbun Digital/WEB(Japanese)
Project: THE BANK (2nd half)

 

2017.10.10  Casa BRUTUS November issue/ Japan
2017.10.11  HOUYHNHNM / WEB (Japanese)

2017.9  Wallpaper* October issue / UK
2017.9.6 Discover Japan October issue / Japan
2017.9.15 Asahi Shinbun Digital / WEB(Japanese)
2017.9.29 Asahi Shinbun Digital / WEB(Japanese)