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Brief Published: 16 Feb 2011

Tokyo's Gold Leaf Store

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Launched late last year, luxury store Hakuza Nihonbashi, Tokyo is gaining notoriety for both its interior design and the fact that it's dedicated such an extravagant space to a niche product category: gold leaf.

Designed by prominent Japanese interior designer Ryu Kosaka, the dramatic store has a tiny entrance, inspired by the door of a traditional Japanese tearoom and references ancient Asian art and interiors - all in reflection of the owner’s belief that Tokyo is ripe for a return to extravagance.

As well as selling gold leaf for jewellery, cooking, interiors, cosmetics and art, the store also houses a café and a special cylindrical gold room called Ougon no Tenku (Golden Sky). The walls of the room are gilded in 16,000 sheets of gold leaf in an homage to the precious metal that encourages customers to spend time simply contemplating its wonder.

Read our full report on the store in March.

hakuza.co.jp

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