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Tokyo's Iconic Hotel Okura Inspires Design of New Fashion Boutique

It's a calming, stylish combination of wooden beams, pendant lights, and paper screens

For its third outpost in Tokyo, French record label turned fashion brand Maison Kitsuné looked to the iconic—and sadly, now mostly demolished—Hotel Okura for interior design inspiration. Just like the '60s-built hotel, which became emblematic of modernist Japanese architecture, the new Maison Kitsuné store in Tokyo's Daikanyama district features a calming, stylish combination of wooden beams, pendant and ceiling lights, lacquered furnishings, shoji screens, and detailed wooden latticework.

The newly opened store, a post-and-beam structure with a bamboo forest hidden at the rear, is also selling an exclusive capsule collection of clothing for men and women, which is inspired by key elements of Hotel Okura as well (though the correlation is harder to parse there.) For some more authentic accoutrements, a recent charity auction of more than 300 items salvaged from the hotel's now-closed Orchid Room and VIP rooms may still have some pickings...