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Suzukake Honten, a Japanese Interior Pastry Shop with Japanese Black in Silence by Case-Real

The project name was SUZUKAKE honten. The design was Koichi Futatsumata (CASE-REAL). The client was Suzukake Co.,Ltd. It was built for Japanese pastry shop & café. It was located on Fukuoka, Japan. The floor area was 162m.

“A Japanese pastry shop with Japanese black in silence”

A interior design of a Japanese pastry shop was located in Kami-Kawabata, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, a historical merchant town. A flagship shop of a Japanese pastry shop consisted of Japanese ‘Kaho’ (a pastry shop) and Japanese ‘Saho’ (a tearoom).


A pastry shop was far away from the crowd, although the shop was placed on the main street. The Japanese interior was inspired by the idea that the place where pastries were treated as the holiest of holies, the ‘Kaho’.

Simple pastries were displayed nine-meter display case in Japanese black to be conspicuous the existence of pure.

The existence of the display case was abused by using Japanese black plastered wall to all the materials, details and all of the walls.

The ‘Saho’ was made to an open place with original produced furniture where everything inside could be easily known from the street, contrasted to the ‘Kaho’.

To create the expectation of its predecessor state the entrance was built a beautifully decorate 5 colored curtain and along with that there was an amazing signboard.

Japanese designers Case and Real designed the whole interior of a tearoom and a pastry shop in Japan (Fukuoka to be precise). Called Suzukake, there were two rooms in the shop. The pastry shop (Kaho) was concealed away and black painted the pastry shop.

The tearoom (Saho) was clearly looked from the street. A nine metre long display case presented pastries, cantilevered at one end. Photographs were by Hiroshi Mizusaki.


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