Ukrainian artist's works adorn Hermes storefronts in Japan

Fragment of Hermes storefront designed by a Ukrainian artist
Fragment of Hermes storefront designed by a Ukrainian artist

Ukrainian artist Waone Interesni Kazki embellished the storefronts of the renowned brand Hermes at the Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan.

Ukrainian muralist Volodymyr Manzhos, known by his pseudonym Waone Interesni Kazki, shared the news on Instagram. He adorned the windows of the new store.

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The artist dubbed the project "Windows of the Artist," depicting aspects of duality: Light and Dark or Day and Night.

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"The window oriented to the South is dedicated to the Day and Light; the North window is for the Night," he explained.

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Decoration of the storefronts took 14 months to complete.

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Manzhos's works earlier adorned the windows of Kyiv's Central Department Store (TSUM).

Waone Interesni Kazki's signature style is easily recognizable to Kyiv residents and visitors alike. Several of his large-scale murals decorate the streets of Kyiv, notably from his "Time of Changes" series.

The latest mural from this series appeared in October 2022 in Podil—a Ukrainian Cossack triumphing over a bear who decided to indulge in someone else's honey. It serves as a reminder of the determination of Ukrainians in the face of the enemy.

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