Shuhei TANIWAKI : Hajikami Inc. / YANE
“Collected under YANE, unique objects and items that enrich the lives”
Go through the premises of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine and go through a quiet residential area and a terrace seat appears where the green trembles on the first floor of a period apartment building. In the place where there used to be an antique furniture shop originally, YANE opened in June 2017.
Once you step into the building, a green shop spreads from the store to the loft. On the table on the left-hand side are colorful ceramics of Scandinavian soft hues. At the back, the counter can be seen and under the open stairwell is a cafe space.
The space behind the pretty door that you can peek at the back of the cafe is a photo studio where families can take photos with while having fun. In addition, from the back of the counter to the stairwell is a purpose-built workshop where tools and equipment are on a shelf, with a glimpse of the stairs leading to the second floor and the office space beyond. Even though is not evident from a quick look, a lot of shops and several spaces constitute YANE.
The beginning of YANE was by Shuhei Taniwaki, Director of the interior design company Hajikami.
After graduating from the university art department, he set up a theater company with friends. Due to luck, he got employed at a display and decoration company. However, he has been actively involved in interior work from the thought that he would like to create a polished space where people live, whether in a set of photos and videos or in actual shops. He designed a business card for the celebration of the establishment of a company for a friend, which triggered the requests for designing stores. It was a trigger for his becoming independent.
He is neither an architect nor a construction craftworker, but he creates drawings and interiors. Precisely because he is not a professional designer, he was able to think flexibly and use waste as material, and taking advantage of every situation. The company name Hajikami is another name for Japanese pepper, sansho. We would like to be like the sansho, small but effective, using our creativity and ingenuity.
You can see his ingenuity in every corner of YANE. For example, the table of the cafe table uses waste material from the original antique shop wall as a table stand and a coffee maker as the foundation. It is also fun to look for and seek a playful hidden trick that is not visible until you are told about it.
It is poised to become a place that adds a sense of color to life with a little playfulness when you want to shop freely on a holiday, take family photos, have tea with friends or drink at the counter on your own.
- Experts who decorate YANE -
Green shop "MICAN" Green Coordinator Masaru Kogane
A green shop that reminds once again of the charm and beauty of plants that are everywhere.
Cafe Restaurant "SORAYA" Director Jun Mizusawa
An open cafe space where the sunlight falls from the 5.3 m stairway and plants in the hanging planters drop a green shadow.
FAMILY PHOTO STUDIO "BAMBINO H" Photographer Kobayashi Kana
A family photo studio started when creative artists from areas of photography, furniture, miscellaneous goods, clothing, photography arts, and others met.
BARRACK is a waste material rebuilding workshop for giving shape to the ideas of the design studio Hajikami.
Designer Shinkichi Taniwaki
Pop-up store "POTPURRI" Shop owner Hiroyuki Okami
Direction of tableware from SORAYA. We also sell our own brand utensils (POTPOURRI). Other than this, YANE-brand interior furniture and staff 's choice books and miscellaneous goods will be on sale.
Interior design "HAJIKAMI" Chief Executive Officer Shohei Taniwaki
Interior design office that designs user-centered spaces.
ADDRESS：2-4-4 Tomioka, Koto, Tokyo, Japan
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