Kengo Kuma and Associates made use of ethernet cables and assorted industrial waste to re-design Tetchan, a Tokyo yakitori bar

In Kichijoji, a suburb of Tokyo, lies Haromonica Yokocho, a now trendy alley and relic of the Japanese post-World War II black-market era. Enter it and you’ll come across Tetchan, a delicious yakitori (skewered grilled chicken) bar stylized by Kengo Kuma and Associates in the most impressive and laudable of ways.

Half ethereal textured dreamscape, half stuff of tech nightmares, Kuma’s latest design accomplishment features the use of mostly recycled materials.


On the top floor, he and his team “applied recycled LAN cables, which [they] call Mojamoja—to describe [their] shaggy, wooly look.” The effect is certainly apparent as the whole environment, tables and chairs included, look like they come straight out of a Dr. Seuss book.

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