[Starbucks of the world] Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando, designed by Japanese famous architect Kengo Kuma
LIFE & STYLE
About four years from now, in 2020, Tokyo will host the Olympics and Paralympics. New National Stadium Japan, one of main venues to be built, was chosen to be the architectural design titled “Wood and Green,” formerly known as design A.
In the later press conference, the Japan Sport Council disclosed that design A was planned by the architect Kengo Kuma.
His Japanesque architectural style of using wood has been received attention. One of his architectural structures can be seen is Starbucks Coffee Dazaifutenmangu Omotesando opened in 2011.
For interior and exterior decoration of the shop, over 2000 cedar batons are weaved without nail.
Kuma’s design concept for the shop was “to fit into the historical atmosphere of Dazaifu Tenmangu.” The shop is very stylish, but very Japanese.
The modernism merging with historical tradition is his true worth as an architect.
This “Sutaba,” an abbreviation for Starbucks Coffee in Japan, is literally the only one kind of Starbucks Coffee store in the world by its Japanese architectural beauty.
Enjoy good coffee there when you have a chance to visit Dazaifu.
Store information: Starbucks Coffee Dazaifutenmangu Omotesando
Address: 3-2-43 Saifu, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka
Open: 8:00 – 20:00
No scheduled holidays
Official webpage: http://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/search/detail.php?id=1058