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Mikimoto Ginza set to reopen in June

The Mikimoto Ginza flagship store in Tokyo will reopen in June, the pearl retailer has confirmed.

The store has taken more than two years to rebuild, fuelling expectation of a unique and outstanding design concept when the building is unveiled. The photo above shows the store before reconstruction commenced.

Once complete, the shop will be located within a 56-metre-tall building encased in some 40,000 pieces of glass. The sales space will almost double to about 1400 sqm, spanning six floors.

Construction began in January 2015.

Mikimoto says the store will open on June 1 and the company hopes to attract more Japanese customers after the investment – as well as its traditional tourist base.

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