Mimosa Gallery

Welcome to Mimosa Gallery!

We are housed in Yamanashi Hemslöjd, under the mimosa tree, overlooking Omotesando Boulevard.  

We aim at cultural exchange through exhibitions of handmade arts and crafts, fashion items, paintings and illustrations, etc. This compact space can also be used for pop-up shops, workshops and small group events such as book readings and music lessons.

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What is Yamanashi Hemslöjd? History, philosophy and project

10 – 31 July, 2024

Since Mikiko Yamanashi experienced the richness of the Scandinavian way of living on her first trip to Europe in 1967, she has been working with the belief that the beauty in everyday life is supported by handmade objects. Since 1971, Yamanashi Hemslöjd has been operating with this philosophy by organizing exhibitions, passing on techniques through schools and classes, publishing more than 50 books, and providing quality materials and handicrafts.

Weaving, embroidery and knitting have always been a part of daily lives of human beings. It is our mission to pass on the beautiful techniques and works created by our ancestors, and to hand them to the next generations. We continue handicraft activities not only as a hobby but also as a social practice to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

This exhibition will showcase Yamanashi Hemslöjd’s philosophy of living with selected handmade works that add colour to our lives.

As we live in an age where AI is replacing man’s capacity, the ‘sensual tactile reality’ that we can feel through textile, yarn, threads and handcrafts made out of them, is becoming more necessarily humane. We propose a lifestyle incorporating beautiful handmade objects as a key to happiness.

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Guinness World Record Award: the world’s fastest embroiderer, Naomi Katagiri’s Cross Stitch show

6 – 24 August, 2024

Special talk: August 8 14:00-15:00
(admission free but reservation recommended: call to book 03-3470-3119 )

“The familiar and elegant hobby of embroidery brings Sustainable Development Goals to life, and is awarded by Guinness World Records.”

Organised by Yamanashi Hemslöjd

Supported by Haandarbejdets Fremme 

Naomi Katagiri graduated from Niigata University (Faculty of Law)  with a first-class degree in architecture. She was a former vice-president of Ishikawa Construction and now an activist as a chairperson of the Association for a New Future for Niigata Prefecture (No Nukes!). She has been passionate about cross-stitch embroidery as a member of Yamanashi Hemslöjd for 40 years.

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Anna-Karin Wiberg: with Love from Gotland

4 – 12 November, 2024

Anna-Karin Wiberg is the designer and owner of A-K Wiberg, your ultimate destination for high-end handcrafted designs made from the finest Gotland sheep skin. The unique sheep breed is from the island Gotland in the Baltic sea. The beautiful pristine island is an endless source for her artistic developments.

With 25 years of experience, Anna-Karin has perfected her craft to offer unique, sustainable custom-made designs that exceed clients’ expectations. The collection features luxurious items like jackets, shawls and bags that are individually handcrafted to ensure the highest quality and attention to detail.


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