Vibrant colour photography and compelling text make this the ultimate guide to modern Japanese life. Seven of the country's foremost architects showcase their ideas in 34 shops, restaurants, salons, bars and spas. In collaboration with a new generation of entrepreneurs, these designers are reshaping basic concepts of how contemporary Japanese eat, work and shop. The locations in this book reflect everything from postmodern industrialism to suggestive eroticism.
Marcia Iwatate is one of the leading lights in the Japanese design and food industry. Iwatate has been involved in art direction for numerous restaurants, including Shunju, where she coordinated the overall culinary direction. She is at present Creative Director for Hizuki, and involved in restaurant projects located throughout Asia. She lives in Tokyo.