otsuka gofukuten kimono store design by yusuke seki otsuka gofukuten kimono store design by yusuke seki
feb 20, 2013

otsuka gofukuten kimono store design by yusuke seki

‘otsuka gofukuten kimono store design’ by yusuke sekiimage © takumi ota 



located at the feet of the yasaka shrine in the gion district of kyoto, japan, the store front renovation by tokyo-based designer yusuke seki takes a 70 year old building and transforms it to re-introduce proper kimono shopping culture. the project proposes a three-step price system to allow new customers to choose the suitable product, and to compare to other pre-existing traditional kimono store prices. on the second floor, it opens up as a gallery space with an area dedicated for modern art and design exhibitions. the main design concept integrates aspects from the past and introduces new hand-crafted components.


the interior layout explores diachronic aspects such as materials, location, architecture and function to translate and add value through its approach. white tiles from the original tofu store are kept intact – expressing a characteristic aged effect from the historic edifice interior fabric.



interiorimage © takumi ota



interiorimage © takumi ota



interiorimage © takumi ota



interiorimage © takumi ota



interiorimage © takumi ota



interiorimage © takumi ota



facade image © takumi ota



2nd floorimage © takumi ota



facade and yasaka shrineimage © takumi ota



original building before renovation



original building before renovation



project information:


art direction & design: yusuke seki 
client: wakonofficial website: otsuka gofukuten brand direction: jun nakagawa  & yu yamadalocation : kyoto, japan



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  • All shopping should be this refined, relaxed and calm. Imagine!

    bilbaggins says:

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