Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)

トーキングゴリラ(てっちゃん)

Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)© Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Talking Gorilla(Tetchan)

トーキングゴリラ(てっちゃん)

Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, Japan
2019.11
Restaurant
73.22 m²

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.

Project team: Takashi Taguchi

Display: Tanseisya

© Photography by Kawasumi・Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office