Chūō-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka – a central location filled with office buildings housing major companies, luxury car dealerships, and showrooms for furniture and other goods. On a narrow street just off Midōsuji, there is an alley that still bears traces of the Showa era. At its far end is located Nisui, a members-only gyoza (pot sticker) restaurant.
The weighty finishing of the plaster uses a black base with colored pounce to create a lush ambience that fits in with the atmosphere of the alley, although the restaurant has only a short distance from the entrance to the rear. In the center, we installed an opening just high enough to duck through, suggesting a tea ceremony room, and doors with washi (traditional Japanese paper) boldly featuring the shop name. The facade also incorporates a scale, presence, and sense of story unique to Japan, as well as modern elements.
▼印有店铺名称的大门，entrance door featuring the shop name
▼吧台外观，exterior view to the counter
▼门楣上的灯具和工艺品，the lighting fixture and handicraft at the lintel
▼雕塑细部，sculpture detailed view
室内布局十分简单，只有一个站立使用的吧台。吧台的表面使用了名贵的江户时代的和纸图案，通过多次叠加的薄膜呈现出一种皮革般的质感。整个空间的表面同样也是由和纸覆盖，共花费了6400张黑谷和纸（Kurotani washi）。设计师刻意不使壁纸的图案对齐，并通过手工铺设使其呈现出弯折的观感，从而为空间赋予一种摇摆不定的氛围，这一设计是由现代艺术家Hatano Wataru完成。
The interior has a simple composition with just a standing counter. The surface of the counter uses valuable Edo-era washi patterns layered over with film many times to produce a leather-like quality. Then, to envelope the entire space, we have used 6400 sheets of Kurotani washi on the walls and ceiling. We deliberately refrained from aligning them horizontally or vertically and affixed them by hand with warps to create a wavering space by contemporary artist Hatano Wataru.
▼整个空间的表面由6400张和纸覆盖，the walls and ceiling were covered with 6400 sheets of Kurotani washi
▼吧台表面多次叠加的薄膜呈现出一种皮革般的质感，the surface of the counter uses valuable Edo-era washi patterns layered over with film many times to produce a leather-like quality
The space also includes owner-supplied antiques scattered here and there, and each dish used to serve the gyoza is a work of art by a contemporary artist or an antique showing their attention to detail. The interior, lit by a gentle glow and wrapped in washi, has been provided with a unique tension and world-view. We hope that people will enjoy a special time in this space born out of contemporary and past crafts.
▼柔和的光线与覆盖着和纸的墙壁共同产生独特的张力，the interior, lit by a gentle glow and wrapped in washi, has been provided with a unique tension and world-view
▼天花板和墙壁等细节，ceiling and wall detail
▼夜间吧台外观，view to the counter by night