Vibrant color photography and compelling text make this the ultimate guide to modern Japanese life. Seven of the country's foremost architects showcase their ideas in 34 shops, restaurants, salons, bars and spas. The architecture and interior designs are uniquely Japanese and will add a distinctive flair to any retail, office or retail design project.
In collaboration with a new generation of entrepreneurs, these designers are reshaping basic concepts of how contemporary Japanese eat, work and shop. Beautifully illustrated with over 250 photos, the locations in this book reflect everything from postmodern industrialism to suggestive eroticism. A whole new language of design, propelled by the Japanese penchants for innovation, has given this generation a carte blanche to redefine Japan as the world's next cultural superpower, unhindered by the barriers of tradition.
About the Author
Marcia Iwatate is one of the leading lights in the Japanese design and food industry. Iwatate has been involved in art direction for numerous restaurants, including Shunju, where she coordinated the overall culinary direction. She is at present Creative Director for Hizuki, and involved in restaurant projects located throughout Asia. She lives in Tokyo.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1: Akihito Fumita Nissan Gallery Ginza (Tokyo) M-Premier (Nagoya) Star Garden (Tokyo) Ryuko Hasshin (Ibaragi Prefecture) Natural Body (Osaka) Chapter 2: Yukio Hashimoto Daidaiya Higashi-Dori (Osaka) Hika (Kyoto) Lan-Ting (Taiwan) Oto Oto (Tokyo) Kamonka (Tokyo) Chapter 3: Takao Katsuta Number (N)ine (Tokyo) Frapbois (Kyoto) Nano Universe (Tokyo) NS (Iwate) World Style (Tokyo) Chapter 4: Tsutomu Kurokawa Adam et Rope (Sendai) AUTHOR Pinceau (Tokyo) Sage de Cret (Tokyo) Jeanasis (Osaka) Chapter 5: Yoshihiko Mamiya G.B.Gafas (Osaka) /Scrub (Osaka) Muse (Osaka) Aqua Girl on the street (Tokyo) Cabinet 2H (Osaka) Chapter 6: Ichiro Sato Fuda No Tsuji Zabo (Shizuoka) Yaoya (Tokyo) Tontokoton (Tokyo) Tamasaka (Tokyo) United Arrows for men (Tokyo) Chapter 7: Hisanobu Tsujimura Blue CafT (Okinawa) Kiss of Luminescence (Hiroshima) Cha Cha 2 Moon (Hiroshima) Cha Cha 3 Lotus (Hiroshima) Kiton (Tokyo) Glossary, Acknowledgements, Index