Dear Diane, Dear Shaded Viewers,
This weekend I went to Atami – 1.5 hours to the west from Tokyo by Bullet train – to see Eatable of Many Orders Exhibition and their fashion show.
The location was at ??? Kiunkaku – one of the three most famous holiday houses in Atami. It was originally build in 1919 as a holiday house of the mother of Nobunari Uchida, the shipping lords at that time. From 1947 the building has been used as a Japanese Inn for decades and lots of famous writers liked to spend some time away from Tokyo.
The SS2012 collection of Eatable of Many Orders was inspired by the book " Night On The Milky Way Railroad" by Kenji Miyazawa.
The show was held at the beautiful garden with the live book reading of Kenji Miyazawa by Mr. Abe, the leading person of Kenji Miyazawa study from Hanamaki where Kenji Miyazawa was born and the live music composed by Kenji Miyazawa.
Inside of Kiunkaku – there was an exhibition where you can buy their AW2011-12 collection.
Yamaneko-ken ??? is the name of the pop-up store of Eatable of Many Orders. Yamaneko-ken is the name of the restaurant from the story "The restaurant of Many Orders". You probably might know by now – the brand name "Eatable of Many Orders" was inspired by the title of Kenji Miyazawa's story.
As their exhibition was a part of Taga Ajiro Cultual Exhibition 2011, the other designers were exhibiting their work – Masaki Kondo was one of them. He was showing his chairs at the same space as Eatable of Many Orders.