Food Squat, 1616/arita japan, Pop up Restaurant, Tokyo

During the Tokyo Design Week 2013, Yanagihara organized a guerilla culinary event with head chef/director of the ‘kiln’ restaurant in Kyoto (Masayo Funakoshi) in conjunction with fellow Tokyoite and renowned Italian chef Tou-san. The concept was to serve guests with fine and sophisticated food on the range of tableware created for the 1616/ arita japan project at a random izakaya under the train tracks in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. By holding the event in such a unique and frankly awkward spot, a fresh perspective on the new relationships developing between people, food, tableware and environment was able to emerge.Photography by Koji Yamano