好奇心をくすぐってやまないショップ。SUB MUSEUM 原宿。
Yesterday I tunneled deep through the Shibuya-side backstreets of Catstreet…way back there…and once again found myself at Sub (“zeuss”) Museum. This is a curiosity shop for those who might find a general recourse in “interesting” to be usual hat. Sub is not usual hat. I was there to meet up with Tomihiro Kono and Sayaka Maruyama, a hair and head-prop artist, and his partner Sayaka who is a filmographer and photographer who together make the duo “Neon o Clock Works” based in London. They are showing clips by projector of some of their amazing work here until Dec. 25th (The short film “Deja Vu”, You. Must. See. It.).
It was not my first time here; I did a photoshoot using Tomi’s creations earlier this year and it turned out amazing. Please see it here.
But this time I want to focus on the shop…
今回私は、ロンドンをベースに”Neon o Clock Works” としてデュオで活動する、ヘアアーティスト／ヘッドピースアーテ
It is on the first floor of owner and curator Mariko Tsukamoto’s dwelling,repurposed into a space where she sells antique clothing and vintage curiosities that she collects. There is an abundance of victorian lace and silk robes and other pieces that have probably seen some amazing things in their past lives. Dolls and trinkets are also scattered about, some of them made by Mariko herself. I won’t forget the mermaid and the doll made as a hermaphrodite from our photoshoot.
I would like to talk to Mariko more in depth about some of her collectibles, but for now, consider this a preview. During the visit I dug out the tidbit that her daughter Rin is an upcoming model, who is in the lookbooks for Ohta (and everyone kind of fell in love with her from this!).
Be sure to come check out Tomi and Sayaka’s work at the shop, and if your interest is sparked, then you might want to join them and other fans of the peculiar on Dec. 25th for a small, intimate gathering at Sub Museum.