Moving from Omotesando to Aoyama, Mimosa Gallery worked for 12 years in the lush green surroundings of Jingu Gaien, next to the Ginkgo trees. The Mimosa Gallery was located on the second floor of a long, narrow, beehive-like building, so its use as a rental space was limited. However, it was expanded through exchanges with textile artists from Sweden, Denmark, Romania and Latvia, as well as Sweden and Denmark, through a project unique to Yamanashi Hemslöjd.

The Nordic Traditional Handicrafts Promotion Association Yamanashi Hemslöjd was established in 2014 as a non-profit organisation to manage Yamanashi Hemslöjd. We have taken a new step with the aim of passing on traditional techniques, building an archive of works and international exchange. In addition, Mikiko Yamanashi’s intention was to broaden the scope of daily interest from the world of handicrafts, which tends to remain in the home, to society at large, by inviting experts in fields such as kimono, wine, languages and film to a variety of seminars and exchange events.

From 2017 to 2021, Café Ylva was also set up, where Chef Takezo Takahashi’s delicious pastries and lunches were very popular. Concerts, film shows, yarn workshops and get-togethers with tea and cakes created a homely atmosphere. Thank you very much to everyone who came and visited us, and we look forward to seeing you again in Omotesando from 2023.