May 24, 2010

Chocolate Cosmos

On my walk the other day, I stumbled upon this painting on the wall of a local shop! And while I was taking a photo of it, the owner of the shop noticed and was nice enough to invite me inside.

This shop/gallery is called 'Wa no Utsuwa (和の器) - Chocolate Cosmos' and has the most amazing work of art on display!

I learned from the owner (the sweet lady on the left!) that the lovely painting outside was done by a local artist named ARAYAN. I don't know much about him but I really like his work!

Here are a couple of postcards in a frame on display inside the shop.


VP said...

I like the ladies and the art, but you must show us some chocolate stuff!

Tall Gary said...

I often learn so much coming here to your blog, Kaori. For example, today I learned that in Tokorozawa there is a nice person who runs a lovely shop where we can find quality kitchenware and also remarkable art.

But most surprising to me is that the name of the shop isn’t just an imaginative fancy. Chocolate Cosmos is both the name of a Japanese comic and also there is a real flower that looks a lot like and smells exactly like... you guessed it! Chocolate!

Babzy said...

i hope they give you a chocolate to taste ;) nice paintings !

Dindin MK said...

where's the chocolate, Kaori....?

I want some chocolate from Tokorozawa!

Lois said...

What a wonderful place! I absolutely love the red hat on the lady in the first painting.

arabesque said...

hi kaori! ^-^
i think arayan's work is very creative indeed.
and so generous of the owner to share with you a glimpse inside her petite choco factory.
cute "Inu" too! ^0^
did you buy some? taste chocolatey?! ^0^

Kaori said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I think I'm going to do a series of this shop! Well, at least until I can find a photo of chocolate that everyone seems to be craving ;D

Tall Gary, it's an actual flower? Wow, I'm learning something new everyday too!

Lois, I really like the painting outside too! The bold color is an eyecatcher!

Arabesque, you noticed the dog! Isn't she cute? I'm going to have to post a photo of her sometime ;-)

T. Becque said...

That's a great wall! I love it when people invite you inside, then you get even more of a story!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Any place named "Chocolate Cosmos" has got to be a cool shop!

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