A new hot spot has opened its doors in Jingumae. CPCM “Crafts and Permaculture Country Mall”, is a 30 meter concept store filled with artisan goods and handcrafted art pieces ranging from craftsmen leather, custom made hats, interior décor and pottery.
CPCM is the first permaculture shop in Japan and is a reproduction of the RTH store in Los Angeles, California. Designer René Holguin, established RTH, and worked with Takashi Kumagai in mimicking his California based boutique .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!
Poncho’s, 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 jeans. Leather goods and accessories are seen throughout the entirety of the store, including three chairs with a” Charles Eames design” resemblance.
The second floor host’s hand woven artworks and products from designer Emily Katz, as well as ironware pottery and accessories from Iwake Prefecture. Custom hat designer, Bono Coppollo, is an onsite collaboration that is currently taking orders at the store.
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.