Nana’s green tea café by KAMITOPEN Hiroshima – Japan

April 17th, 2014 by retail design blog

JCD Design Award – Cafe – Silver Award

In Hiroshima, there is a sukiya of sakurazukuri (a type of Japanese architectural style) called hakusetsuro. A tea room built inside hakusetsuro has wooden frameworks with a lot of sumigaki (an outline of a picture written in India ink) and it is considered to be an important building in terms of tea room construction of late Edo era. Sumigaki is a constructing planning map for buildings at the same a foundation that is essential for completing a Japanese painting.

In order to create a contemporary tea room in the space, I have used lights to highlight the wooden frameworks on which I drew “vine tea”, a corporate sign of nana’s green tea. This way I was able to express the foundation of nana’s green tea and make a “contemporary tea room”.

Designer & company: Masahiro Yoshida / Jin Hatanaka / Riyo Tsuhata KAMITOPEN Architecture-Design Office co.,ltd.
Photographer: Keisuke Miyamoto





























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