Talking Gorilla | Kengo Kuma and Associates
©Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Japan 2019Talking Gorilla

2019.10
Tokyo
Interior | Commercial | Cafe/Restaurant/Retail
Completed
73
2F

Shimokitazawa station recently underwent an extensive renewal. Taking inspiration from the town of Shimokitazawa, we designed a “Tetchan” Yakitori Bar in the new station.

We scattered around parts of old neon signs collected from Berlin’s Arkonaplatz flea market in order to create a ‘junky’ Yakitori bar, an image typical of ‘Shimokita’. Now the neon signs flash among the swarm of casual pubs in this town.

Team Takashi Taguchi Construction Takishin Cooperation Tanseisha Photography ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office