Thu- Sun: 11am-6pm (otherwise noted)

We open by-appointment, too. If you would like to visit us, please do not hesitate to email us. we will try our best to accommodate your request.Mar16 open hours

Our shop-in-shop at tokyobike opens as usual.

87-89 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4BA

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

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Happy New Year!

This month, Momosan Shop is open following dates.

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Also our shop-in-shop at tokyobike opens as usual.

87-89 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4BA

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

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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.

 

 

For December month, Momosan Shop is open following dates.

Dec-open-hours

Also our shop-in-shop at tokyobike opens as usual.

87-89 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4BA

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

 

 

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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