Starbucks Concept Store Looks Like Traditional Japanese Teahouse

Starbucks Concept Store Looks Like Traditional Japanese Teahouse
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The coffee chain's newly opened store represents the spirit of hospitality unique to Japan.

Kyana Gordon
  • 19 june 2013

Starbucks opened its inaugural branch in Japan 17 years ago, and earlier this year a new concept store was opened to celebrate the move of its headquarters to Meguro, Tokyo. Designed by Naota Fukasaw and located near the Megura Station, an area known for craft and design stores, the new shop draws inspiration from its surrounding neighborhood, traditional Japanese architecture and gardens. With a decor featuring elements such as wooden walls, shoji sliding doors, and partitions that harken back to its cultural roots.

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