Kengo Kuma designs a shop in Tokyo for Japanese soy sauce manufacturer Kayanoya, complete with giant barrels on the ceiling.
October 14th, 2014
Kayanoya is an artisanal soy sauce manufacturer with a history that goes back more than 120 years. In designing the Kayanoya flagship store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Kengo Kuma has drawn inspiration from the company’s traditional warehouse in Kyushu, Southern Japan.
Giant wooden barrels, which are used to make shoyu or soya sauce, hang from the ceiling, while Koji Buta, a special tray that is used in the making of koji (malt rice) has been turned into furniture.
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