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A new eco-friendly store has opened in the park. Multiple resources in a space where positive efforts are everywhere, let’s think with a cup of coffee about the planet and what we want to protect for the future.

● I heard…
Yaeko Yangshan
Representative of Siyi Design, part-time lecturer at Women’s University of Fine Arts. Create works from vegan ideas. Marunouchi Oazo Store and Starbucks Reserve®The shop is in charge of art at Ginza Maroni Street and many other shops.

Nakagawa Takuma
Joined the company in 2016. Affiliated to the sustainable design team of the store design department, to create stores with low environmental impact (design environmentally friendly stores more environmentally friendly stores). Responsible for Okinawa Motobucho store and Mojiko station store.

Japan’s first eco-friendly store
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Xingjing Waiyuan and Tiancang Fountain Park

Starbucks’ goal is to actively recycle resources and return resources to the earth. The shop is decorated with works by commissioned artist Yaeko Yozan using fishing nets and tapestries using cotton canvas.

The Wadakura Fountain Park in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward is located in the center of Tokyo, but still offers a beautiful view of water and green. On December 1, 2021, Starbucks Coffee Hong Xing Gaien and Takura Fountain Park stores, the first in Japan to receive the “Greener Store Framework” international certification for low environmental impact stores, opened in the park. This is a space where you can experience holistic sustainability by incorporating art, lighting and furniture made from recycled materials.

Artist Yaeko Yozan is dedicated to making artworks that stand out in stores. While sticking to the concept of the store, we give new existential value to materials destined to be discarded from the perspective of “the environment we want to pursue”. The “Siren Harvest”, where colorful fishing nets are boldly spread out, connects the culture and people’s minds of the bay area that was a fishing port before the Edo period.

“The sea has great challenges and potential, but fishing is one of Japan’s most important cultures, and fishing nets are a traditional pattern. Old and leftover nets were taken over from Kamogawa and Starbucks. I made Japanese symbols The image, the Kraken, is expanding the web, capturing dreams and hopes.”

Landscapes of Costa Rican farms are blurred by tapestries that cover the walls. Another tapestry combines with the colorful wall art used during the limited-time opening last summer, featuring patterns of water, fire, wind, earth and farm elements essential to coffee production. Both were originally non-standard cotton canvases.

“I’m excited to change expressions and make new materials with imperfect aesthetics. One of the functions of Starbucks is to overlap handicrafts, like a cup of coffee. My goal was to make a simple and unique piece that Makes people wonder, “What is it? “interested

Wooden table in Iwaizumi-cho, Iwate prefecture.

All furniture and fixtures in harmony with the art are made of domestic wood, and it is assumed that they will last a long time in repairs. “I thought about creating a cycle with wood and furniture makers using materials as familiar as possible,” said Takuma Nakagawa, who was in charge of the store’s design.

Lounge sofa and low table made of northeastern wood.

While working with wood from all over Japan, I came across Iwaizumi Town, Iwate Prefecture, which challenges sustainable forestry. Local junior high school students are seriously thinking about what forestry should be and what it can do for the community. Starbucks will continue to engage with companies involved in furniture manufacturing, such as by participating in local learning.

“As a place to learn about the attractiveness and problems of the area by using forest resources and industry, I wanted to let junior high school students know how furniture is used in forests and factories, but also in shops, so I opened Online store for junior high school students. I visited.”

Recycled glass lamps made of blown glass by artisans.

The lighting uses recycled glass taken from fluorescent tubes that have done their job. It was born from the dialogue with the lighting brand “Xinguang Tao”, which is a successful and unprecedented trial and error attempt.

The interior of the store that illuminates the park at night.

“As far as 100% fluorescent glass is concerned, once it’s colored it can’t be regenerated. I learned that innocence is important for circulation. Until it’s done, I’m excited to see if it’s actually possible. But when looking at the original With the greenness of the glass and the lively cleanliness of the tiny bubbles, I realized that recycling isn’t narrowing the possibilities, it’s going further in an interesting direction. Even if there’s only one, I want it as a manufacturing perspective.”

A sustainable third place, imbued with the thought and ingenuity of many bearers, gently encourages everyone to think about a comfortable future.

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Guangjing Gaien and Takura Fountain Park
Three points to lead sustainable development

Reduce disposable cups

The store uses mugs and Plexiglas. Reusable cups and cups that can be borrowed and returned reduce waste when at TO GO.

Carefully selected eco-friendly interiors

Rub the grounds of the extracted coffee on the floor and carbon monoxide2Lay back-to-nature tiles that harden by absorption.

eliminate food loss

Display the hood on digital signage. By not displaying the product, it will result in less expired food due to opening.

Store information
3-1, Kokyogaien, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 7:00-21:00
Fixed holiday: Varies
☎03-6273-4844

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Text: Tomoko Ogawa

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