NEWS LETTER ON 2017.8.30

August 31, 2017

1. News

A new event space THE BLANK will open on the second floor of THE BANK, a bar in Kamakura which was brought back to life by Katayama according to the wishes of the former owner Kaoru Watanabe. THE BLANK will open as a place that will host events curated by THE BANK.

The first of its series will feature Hiroshima’s plant shop Qusamura, whose concept is to present a unique sense of beauty through plants that “look good,” and the Kamakura-based Utsuwa Shoken who organizes exhibitions that illustrate the beauty of Japanese utsuwa (term for bowls and vessels) in various locations.

This will be the first collaboration in Kamakura for the two connoisseurs, who met through a Hiroshima-based ceramist. The product lineup will feature unique yet irresistible plants from Qusamura; Utsuwa Shoken will select beautiful, simple earthen utsuwa with reliable quality and strong presence. There will be pieces which feature Qusamura’s plants potted inside containers selected by Utsuwa Shoken.
No two items are alike; please come and visit THE BLANK to see them in person.
Resonance: presence and its object

Dates: Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 10, 2017
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 15:00 – 25:00; Weekdays 17:00 – 24:00
Qusamura owner Kohei Oda will be present on September 1 – 3

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

* 2017.8.26 Scye Mercantile
[ Retail(Goods)/ Sendagaya,Tokyo / Interior Design ]
address: 3-54-13 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo[map]

Scye, a brand known for its unique style of clothing made by Hideaki Miyahara and Hisayo Hidaka, has opened its first boutique. The store offers collections not only of “Scye” and “SCYE BASICS,” but will also exclusively feature the debut of the capsule collection “Scye Mercantile.”

3. Media Information

*2017.8.1 Fashionsnap.com / WEB(Japanese)
Project: Scye Mercantile
*2017.8.10 Casa BRUTUS 9月号 / 日本
Katayama talks about his collection of chairs.
*2017.8.17-23 MONOCLE The Summer Weekly
Prpject: THE BANK
*2017.8.21 FASHION HEADLINE / WEB(Japanese)
Project: Scye Mercantile