CPCM: Japan’s Craft and Culture Shop

By Chanyn Kirtman
December 4, 2015

A new hot spot has opened its doors in Jingumae. CPCM, or Crafts and Permaculture Country Mall, is a concept store filled with curated artisan goods and handcrafted art pieces ranging from craftsmen leather and custom made hats to interior décor and pottery. There are also men's and women's apparel pieces and various vintage items on offer.

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Conceptualized by Takashi Kumagai, one of Japan’s leading photographers and branding experts, CPCM is inspired by RTH, a store in Los Angeles, California. Designer René Holguin established RTH and worked together with Kumagai in applying the concept to Tokyo. The aesthetic of the store takes nods from the American southwest, marrying rustic décor with stylish bohemian clothing. A mix of Edward Curtis type photographs, ceramics, and furniture creates a multi-layered merchandising experience, and everything is for sale!

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Ponchos, bandana printed bags and denim shirts are amongst the men’s and women’s apparel sold by artisan brands, as well as one-of-a-kind vintage Ralph Lauren and Levi’s jeans. Leather goods and accessories are seen throughout the entirety of the store, including three chairs that resemble a Charles Eames design.

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The second floor hosts hand woven artworks and products from designer Emily Katz, as well as ironware pottery and accessories from Iwate prefecture. Custom hat designer Bono Coppollo is currently taking orders at the store for anyone who wants some headwear that’s their very own.

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The massive “mall” creates a flea market vibe with multiple vendors and crafts. Spend an afternoon checking out the artisan designs and stop by the little snack shack, which sells coffee and sandwiches. CPCM is the kind of place you could get lost in for hours.

The Deets

Address: 6-12-22 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Tel: 03-33406-1104

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