Kayanoya

Tokyo / Japan / 2014

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Kayanoya originates in Kuhara Shoyu , Kyushu, a soy sauce manufacturer whose history dates back more than 120 years. The Kayanoya Shop in Nihonbashi is a reproduction of their traditional warehouse which we visited in Kyushu.
Shoyu wooden barrels float to the top. Barrels used for traditional shoyu-making are big and strong. To display the products, Koji Buta (koji is malt rice used as a medium to make fermented food or seasoning as shoyu, miso and sake) is used as furniture. Koji Buta is a special wooden tray when making Koji for shoyu, and its design is highly functional and sophisticated. We wanted to bring in an impact that these powerful utensils suddenly emerge in the town of Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
All sugi (cedar) materials are from Kyushu, and the barrels and trays were produced by local craftspeople. Community-oriented design is one of our goals, and in this shop you can experience variety of skills and strength of Japanese manufacturers.


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茅乃舎の原点である、福岡県久山市、久原醤油を訪れ、その120年続く伝統的な醤油蔵の空間そのものを、日本橋に再現しようとトライしました。
天井に醤油桶を浮かせました。伝統的な醤油造りに使う桶は大きく力があります。商品をディスプレイする什器には「麹蓋」を使用します。麹蓋は醤油の原料である麹を発酵させるときに使う木製のトレーで、機能性とシンプルな美しさを併せ持っています。
それが日本橋の町に突如として出現するインパクトを作り出しました。
麹蓋と桶に使う杉材はすべて九州のもので、製作も九州の職人にお願いし、地域と密着したデザインを目指し、日本の職人の技と力を味わっていただきたいと考えました。
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    Kayanoya originates in Kuhara Shoyu , Kyushu, a soy sauce manufacturer whose history dates back more than 120 years. The Kayanoya Shop in Nihonbashi is a reproduction of their traditional warehouse which we visited in Kyushu. Shoyu wooden barrels float to the top. Barrels used for traditional shoyu-making are big and strong. To display the products, Koji Buta (koji is malt rice used as a medium to make fermented food or seasoning as shoyu, miso and sake) is used as furniture. Koji Buta is a...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Restaurants
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