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Kitsune opens in Tokyo

Maison Kitsune has opened its first two ‘pied-à-terre’ stores in Tokyo.

In line with the Parisian concept, Maison Kitsune Tokyo consists of two different shops: one featuring the Maison Kitsune collections and the other is a Cafe Kitsune, where Kitsune label records, Kitsune tee and Parisian lines will be available.

The store was designed by Masaya Kuroki, co-founder of the brand.

“For our Maison Kitsune shops in Tokyo, I kept in mind the architecture of our Paris stores, which carry a strong Haussmann style, to which I added some touches of traditional Japanese materials,” says Kuroki.

Inspired by the ambient folklore of traditional houses, some areas of Maison Kitsune Tokyo are decorated with tailor-made colored tatami, handcrafted by an expert house in the Shinbashi district. Other unique touches in the boutique include the monogram on the Japanese cedar parquet floor and the custom sliding doors, made of rice and bamboo, in the true style of “fusuma”.

Another modern twist on a classic tradition: in a tea-centric country, Cafe Kitsune will serve coffee, supplied by Japanese baristas who have been trained by Kunitomo Eiichi, the founder of Omotesando Koffee.

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