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“STREAMER COFFEE KYO” is a cafe in Takayama city, Japan.
In Takayama city is an area where Japanese traditional townscapes are preserved, and there has been still many old-fashioned stores with the Noren, a Japanese shop curtain. According to the characteristics of the area, the cafe also installs the Noren at the entrance.

As going through the Noren, visitors can see delicate timberworks on the ceiling and walls in the cafe. These are designs based on traditional Japanese technique, giving the original “lightness” of Japan to the atmosphere inside the cafe. Also, the main elements of the interior design such as the white wall of plaster, light gray mortar, plain tree construction are accompanied to the concept of “lightness”.

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