tokyo: drop time

© makoto azuma / photography: shiinoki shunsuke

following the flower huddle art showcase by hiroshi fujiwara in osaka last december, the japanese style guru launches a new installment today at the mass, a newly opened gallery space nestled in the buzzing maze of alleways of tokyo's harajuku district. raising his effort to a whole new level, fujiwara has now collaborated with next-generation floral artist makoto azuma. the latter has previously set up an exuberant pop-up installation on the premises of fujiwara's much publicized but now defunct the pool concept store in the aoyama area of the japanese capital. the new exhibition in tokyo is entitled drop time, and presents nine exuberant flower arrangements on pedestals in a grid configuration [on through sep 25]. but that's not all, folks. for the duration of the show, the venue will also serve as a flower shop, and stock vases and specially designed t-shirts that commemorate the show. location: the mass, 5-1-1 jingumae [harajuku]

© makoto azuma / photography: shiinoki shunsuke