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  • Take A Look Inside Issey Miyake’s Contemporary Machiya In Kyoto

    35.0116° N, 135.7680° E

    "Japanese traditional “Machiya” (townhouse) and ISSEY MIYAKE's spirit of making things are harmonized together in the space designed by Naoto Fukasawa"

    Issey Miyake is a Japanese designer that has been recognized for his futuristic approach to his clothing designs, exhibitions, and fragrances.

    The designer’s latest venture is a new storefront in Kyoto, which was being designed by Naoto Fukasawa. It houses a contemporary retail space within traditional Japanese Machiya (townhouse). The new store is inspired around classic “Sumi” colour, making it a beautiful and peaceful environment that fuses tradition and innovation.

    Once inside, you’ll spot a selection of statement pieces and accessories from Issey Miyake’s latest offerings from HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, and BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE.

    The retail experience continues outside at the Kura (storehouse) that sits directly behind the Machiya. This space will be used to bridge a connection between different artistic disciplines.

    Every season, the Machiya and the Kura will be updated to fit the theme and new collections.

    89 Tsuchiyacho, Sanjo-sagaru, Yanaginobanba-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
    Kyoto 604-8112

    Words: Jon Carlo Tapia