my Japan trip, the craft hunter

We just had an office trip to Tokyo, It was a one week trip for 10 of us.  Besides seeing great architectures I am sneaking out checking on local crafts.  As we have known that Japanese have high skill of crafts and still be part of their lives side by side with their high technology.

I had a great list of places for both craft and architecture to visit from my dear friend and it had been proofed and should pass on.  Thanks to my dear friend Singh!

First on the list and not so far from our Hotel

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Aviary Photo_130454935602620706Found Muji Aoyama: “The founds from over the world, the daily necessities have been utilized without a longtime, go out of fashion”.

Aviary Photo_130454935783301143Aoyama Flower Market Tea House:” It combines a florist with a tea house, and the result is the dream cafe for every girl” from Lady Iron chef 

Aviary Photo_130454971779165893Sunny Hill: Omotesando: wooden lattice, pineapple cake shop: Designed by Kengo Kuma

Nezu Museum: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama,Minato, Tokyo: A private collection of Japanese and Asian Art: Designed by Kengo Kuma

Aviary Photo_130454936552574008Aviary Photo_130454936360996270T-Site, Daikanyama: Complex for Tsutaya Japan’s leading book, music and movie retailer: design by Klein Dytham


Aviary Photo_130454937058612014Aviary Photo_130454937252040956Aviary Photo_130454937496964233D47 design travel store, Shibuya Hikarie: ” attractive things which journey the d design travel editorial department collection data on 47 metropolis and districts and goes around, native makes. It becomes a place where design information of Japan gathers”

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Aviary Photo_130454934397153855Aviary Photo_130454935381143051National Art Center: Roppongi Minato: design by Kisho Kurokawa

Aviary Photo_130454934638117552Aviary Photo_130454934854491805Aviary Photo_13045493512567275921_21 Design Sight: Museum in Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi: by Issey Miyake and Tadao Ando

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Aviary Photo_130454974925854638Aviary Photo_130454972659630154Asakusa Cultural Tourist Information Center: Asakusa: design by Kengo Kuma

I really love this trip and Tokyo is the great place to get inspired.