Harmonica Yakocho Street is a bystreet situated in the vibrant urban city of Kichijoji Japan, where a certain chicken shop has been magically madeover by architect Kengo Kuma, who’s aim was to create an abstract interior using zero waste materials.
The area is well known for its nostalgic black market stall atmosphere, reminiscent of post World War II, and is a hotspot for young creative types.
Kuma applied a rainbow of recycled LAN cables to the walls, chairs and tables, in order to achieve a woolly cloud-like aesthetic, giving the illusion that a surreal, colourful moss had magically grown over an abandoned Yakitori bar.
The cables were mixed with leftover melted acrylic biproduct pieces, resulting in no doubt, a one of a kind ethereal dining experience! Stay updated on Kengo Kuma’s latest projects here.