This is a Japanese-style restaurant in Osaka, Japan.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of an apartment building.
As the rice served with dishes comes from the Shiga area, the conception of this design is a rice wine cellar nestling in the Shiga Okuibuki forest.
Red cedar is the main wood used for the exterior and the interior parts of the restaurant.
From the outside it looks like two huts standing side by side, and one of them acts as the entrance.
On getting inside the metal cutouts in the shape of the forest animals on the wooden walls look as if they joyfully welcome the visitors.
The main room has a tile flooring, and its walls’ surface is a fine combination of Japanese grit and red cedar.
Wide framed and papered sliding doors lead to the smaller space, which has the Japanese tatami flooring and grit walls with tiny pebbles stuck to them.
The trees planted outside its wall-size windows stand for the Shiga Okuibuki forest and add to the relaxing atmosphere of being closer to the nature.
location : Osaka / Japan
construction kind : renovation
principal use : Japanese restaurant
structure : existing reinforced concrete
total floor area : 89.38㎡
design period : 2012
status : built
contractor : Tsuda Construction Company Osaka
photographer : Teppei Hayakawa