Kanagawa Gallery Sanpo
File.6 Tsukiyama Arts & Crafts
Shino Yamamoto (Gallery Watts)
Introduced from Oiso this time. Speaking of Oiso, Oiso Long Beach!
Not only that, there are cave tombs at the end of the Kofun period, which is said to be the largest in Japan, and Komayama, which tells the story of the Warring States period. It is a town where eight successive prime ministers, such as Shigeru Yoshida, lived, which is suitable for a cave tomb of nature, culture and history.
In addition, I heard that Gallery Sanpo also has an interesting corner, so I went to Oiso in winter for the first time. Maybe it's because I have a strong image of summer, and I'm the only one who feels colder ... I thought it was a winter day in the suburbs of Tokyo.
The destination was a 2-minute walk from the station, but I couldn't get there ...
I was able to know that it was the birthplace of the beach because I made a mistake on one road (laughs).
According to the tourist information site of Oiso Town, Oiso won the first place in the national vote of 100 summer resorts in Japan conducted by the Japan Newspaper in 1891. The intention of Oiso Beach, which was established by the first Army Medical Director Jun Matsumoto, is to improve and restore health. It's different from the current leisure sensation.
By the way, correct the trajectory and go to the target "Tsukiyama Arts & Crafts". It was right next to the station. The shop's site has "detailed directions" that show directions with pictures carefully, so if you have no sense of direction, please touch it. (I should have noticed it early ...)
This is one of the rumors that the scent of the Showa era drifts.
The 70-year-old building used to be a bar called "Gassan," which was used by former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida's journalists.
Once inside, there is a dirt floor on the ceiling of Ajiro. A retro on-parade with a counter reminiscent of a standing drink, a mirror with "Mr. Tsukiyama" written on it, a letterpress printing machine, a writing desk and a Japanese chest of drawers in the tatami room. As much as possible, the interior has been left as it was.
People who have lived in this area for a long time often bring medicine boxes, prop boxes, etc. and take them over because they don't need them anymore.
At first glance, Tsukiyama looks like an old tool shop, but including that, it is a select shop that mainly focuses on the crafts of artists who are active in the Oiso area.
At the same time, it is a place to disseminate designs from various aspects such as design offices, galleries, and studios. The store number is run by 14 writers and designers, and Kazuki Sato of AUI-AO Design, who has been involved since the launch in 2014, is particularly focusing on disseminating the appeal of letterpress printing. If you make a reservation, you can also make a business card by letterpress printing.
Papers designed by Mr. Sato are also on sale in the store. The unevenness pressed with letterpress on the coffee filter and rice ball-shaped card gives it a look that looks like it. It is unique to letterpress printing that you can feel the warmth and fluffiness when you touch it.
In addition to the appeal of letterpress printing, "I designed it with a twist that makes people use their heads," says Sato.
All of them are fashionable, inviting a laugh. It makes me want to give someone a gift or write a letter.
Tsukiyama's role is to be a permanent store for artists participating in Oiso City (Ichi), which will be held at Oiso Port on the third Sunday. If you can't go to the city, you can meet unique works here.
In the space on the second floor that Mr. Nakai used, there was an array of handmade pottery such as old cloth and pottery made by the artist selected by the owner of the gallery "Nanohana" in Odawara.
A bright room with good sunlight. Did the Nakai-san lie down and take a break while chatting with a rice cracker in one hand?
If you go to the back, you can take advantage of the fact that it used to be a bathroom, and its name is "GALLERY Bathroom".
It seems that it will be used for solo exhibitions and events, but YOMORU's felt art exhibition was being held. Tourists who happened to stop by Oiso also said "beautiful!". It seems that he came from New Zealand, the home of wool, and it was a strange situation.
Aiko Toriumi, the director of YOMORU who smiles in front of the work, is also a member of the Tsukiyama staff. Born and raised in Oiso, three children are growing up locally. After that, I ran to an elementary school in the neighborhood, saying, "It's a visit day."
Suddenly, there are pottery flowers in the grass at my feet. The play of local potter Asako Okamura is perfect for this courtyard!
Opposite the bathroom is "Chayamachi cafe & deli" and "Lee's Bread", a bread shop that specializes in natural yeast and pesticide-free products. When you sit on the porch, you can smell the nice scent of baking bread.
"Chayamachi cafe & deli" has a selection of rare black teas, so I ordered the particularly recommended First Flash Castleton. Castleton Tea Garden is said to be the highest peak in Darjeeling. Along with that, I received a cardamom roll of "Lee's Bread".
This is a popular bread in Sweden. Both are my first experiences, and cardamom is a spice, but it is moderately moderate, and black tea has a gentle taste, and it is a mild tea time.
Originally, Tsukiyama started with the idea of making the best use of this property with Oiso City (Ichi) and connecting it to urban development.
Looking at the parents and children who came to buy bread one after another, I felt a little happy after being loved by the locals, so I went home.
Tsukiyama Arts & Crafts
1156 Oiso, Oiso Town, Naka District, Kanagawa Prefecture 255-0003
Opening day: 11:00 to 17:00 Regular holiday: Monday
▶ ︎Get off at JR Oiso Station. 2 minutes on foot