Shipping-Dates

Festive Season Delivery Dates

To receive your gifts in time for December 24th, please make sure you place your order by December 16th for all international deliveries and by midday on December 20th for UK deliveries.

We will try to do our best to ensure your delivery reaches you within our normal guidelines, however we are not responsible for delays which may be caused by the high volume of parcels being transported by couriers.

Due to closures between December 24th 2015 – January 9th 2016, orders made online between those dates might not be shipped within our normal guidelines. Please allow 10 days for shipping of orders placed in the first 2 weeks of January.

 

 

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Yachimun – Pottery from Okinawa

06 – 16 June

Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan comprised of hundreds of islands, was once a kingdom (Ryūkyū) which was an important trading nation for surrounding countries such as Japan and China. Because of its placing, Ryūkyū was culturally influenced by various trading partners.

Once Ryūkyū was invaded by Shimazu, a province of Japan in 1609, Korean potters were invited to produce potteries using local clay. Since then, Okinawan potteries has developed its characters through the years. After the World War Ⅱ, because of the regulations for wood firing kilns in town, potters were forced to find new locations. One of the important ones are now based in a village called Yomitan where approximately 40 kilns are creating their masterpieces year round.

About a year and half ago, I visited a few pottery studios there. In this exhibitions, a very limited stock will be available from three potters I have selected. I hope many of you can visit the shop to see these pieces from the Japanese paradise!

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Momosan Shop 79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG
Thursday – Sunday:  11:00 – 18:00

 

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Andrew DriftwoodBoro Collection by Andrew Driftwood
02 – 12 July

We are presenting work by a fashion brand Andrew Driftwood, a brand started by Aogu Otsuka in 2013.

Otsuka uses antique fabrics often found in England. Fabrics are dyed using traditional methods and made into clothes by Otsuka himself in his studio in Tokyo. Otsuka designs and makes pieces that are timeless and be worn as long as the fabric lasts.

For this exhibition, Otsuka made a collection using Japanese antique fabric, boro. Boro is textiles from nineteenth and early twentieth century when fabric was valuable. Once clothes were made, it would be endlessly repaired and patched throughout the owner’s lifetime, or perhaps longer. Old kimonos were sewn layer-on-layer using salvaged swatches, every scrap was reused over and over again. These textiles may have their origins in austerity and utilitarian design but the sophistication of the repeated repair, often by several successive generations, makes each piece completely unique.

With the same philosophy, Otsuka created wearable pieces, giving new lives to much cherished boro textiles. We hope many people will have a chance to see this collaborative work of Otsuka and our ancestors.

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Launch: Thursday 2nd July, 6-8 pm

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Momosan Shop 79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG
Open Thursday – Sunday:  11:00 – 18:00

Jochen HolzGlassworks by Jochen Holz
04 – 28 June

This month, we are presenting work by a glassblower, Jochen Holz.

All the pieces in the show is hand blown in his studio in East London. Jochen’s design approach is lead by the making process and the flow of hot glass, navigating the possibilities and restrictions of the technique and material. He creates functional, tactile objects ­ organically conceived drinking glasses, carafes, vases. Every piece is unique, individually considered and finished, made from durable and heat resistant borosilicate glass.

We hope many of you can visit us to see these beautiful pieces under the bright sunshine.

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Jochen Holz, Born 1970 in Germany
1992­-1995 training as scientific glass blower in Hadamar/Germany
1997­-2000 BA Hons Edinburgh College of Art, Applied Arts
2001-­2003 MA Royal College of Art, Glass and Ceramic
2003­ lives and works in London

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Momosan Shop 79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG
Thursday – Sunday:  11:00 – 18:00

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“Wright & Doyle” is a unit formed by plant lovers; a gardener (Matt Wright) and a pattern cutter (Izabella Doyle).

A few years ago, we met for the first time when the couple visited Momosan Shop in search for some objects for their new home Chinampa: a boat house that they just designed to accommodate not only themselves but their ever expanding number of house plants.

Having their backgrounds in fine art and pattern cutting, Wright & Doyle designed and handcrafted a range of products catering to those with a passion for gardening and all things green. With every consideration to their function and form, the collection includes unique garments and accessories such as plant stands with hand casted ceramic pots and hand knotted plant hangers. Everything that they have made are the things that they use and surround themselves in their daily lives.

This week, WRIGHT & DOYLE is transforming our window with their first collection with rare plants sourced by them. We are celebrating its launch this Thu, 14th May (Friday 15th May, 6-8pm). We hope you can be part of it and enjoy a drink or two with us.

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Launch: Thursday 14th May, 7-9 pm Due to adverse weather forecasted on 14th, the launch has moved to Friday 15th May, 6-8pm

Momosan Shop 79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG

Momosan Shop is open following dates in March.

Momosan Shop: 79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG

March open hours

 

Our shop-in-shop locations opens as usual.

at tokyobike:  87-89 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4BA

Tue – Fri: 11am -7pm  / Sat- Sun: 11am-5pm

at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery: West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, London W2 2AR

Tue – Fri: 11am -7pm  / Sat- Sun: 11am-5pm

The current exhibition shows work by Pascale Marthine Tayou.