The Japan House Los Angeles opened in December 2017 at the popular Hollywood & Highland Center, a shopping and entertainment complex home to the Dolby Theatre. Visiting the Japan House is as if you wonder in a secluded retreat that suddenly emerges in the middle of the busy, energetic and colorful tourist destination.
The shop is full of design discovery. From traditional to contemporary, from hand-made to state-of-the-art technology, and from local to global, it showcases a variety of products and artworks that are simple, minimal yet magnetic. The Art Direct of the Japan House is Kenya Hara, who is also known for his inspiring branding work for MUJI. The place looks to embrace Hara’s philosophy of “emptiness.” The products showcased here look quiet and subdued, but inspiring and full of potential because of – not despite of – that.