Tajima Masayuki's Tokyo tips
Taji (Masayuki Tajima) is a designer and chef for food and food culture. He studied architecture at UC Berkeley and Urban Design & Food Culture at the Delft University of Technology. He is a journalist for JDN, the biggest online design think tank in Japan and a prolific chef. Taji just launched the freelancing food design office "Chef Design", currently based in Rotterdam.
To coincide with 100% Design Tokyo (31 October- 4 November 2007) Taji (a native from Tokyo now living and working in The Netherlands) gives us top five design tips to his hometown.
Legendary anime cartoonist Leiji Matsumoto designed this futuristic style cruiseship which functions as a space-age bar by night. It's simply the best way to see the city.
The interior of this select miso soup shop is covered with Japanese paper called Washi. The design may be simple, but the soup is special.
1-35-7 nakachou meguro
A must see on a visit to Tokyo. Swiss design meets Japanese precision in a state of the art building designed by Herzog & de Meuron.
Tsukiji Fish Market
Japanese food culture starts here, the biggest fish market in the world. Marvel at the quality and revel in the vibe.
Yokohama International Ferry Terminal
Foreign Office Architects have created an artificial landscape which spotlights state of the art Japanese precision craftsmanship.
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