Renovation of a Tokyo eatery is made from thousands of re-used cables by Kengo Kuma

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“Kichijoji is a suburb in Western Tokyo that’s gained popularity in recent years for its hip boutiques, convenient department stores and large park. A unique feature of Kichijoji is Harmonica Yokocho, a retro-style stretch of tiny shops, eateries and bars. There, one of the most popular spots with locals is Tetchan, a yakitori  shop that recently underwent a vibrant facelift.”

“The 2nd floor looks as if it’s been yarn-bombed. But what you’re looking at are recycled LAN cables rather than yarn; and a lot of them- On the walls, on the lights, on the seats and on the tables, weighed down or sealed to prevent anyone from actually getting tangled in them. On the ground level is the bar with counter stools (these fill up fast) and a few more tables. The place looks like ice”





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