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A lot of people visit Kyoto, but they don’t know where to go to experience art, fashion, and listen to cool music. Thanks to interior designer and creative director Takuma Inoue, y gion creatives finally have a space.

The y gion team, made up of local and international creatives, turned an abandoned space into a creative multipurpose building known as Zakkyo, an incredible new entertainment complex to house any and all creatives. Zakkyo is a Japanese term describing a building complex where many different businesses, industries, people, and products come together.

“We wanted to create a contemporary space that offers the people of Japan and beyond a new way of enjoying Kyoto that is both traditional and modern. We set out to bring a bit of edge without losing the authenticity and culture of the city, and we translated this idea into the design of the building as well.”

y gion began with a gallery space and a rooftop bar overlooking the Kamo river, and an Asian cuisine restaurant, more art galleries, and a music bar are scheduled to open next year. The building is also working with artists and brands (both local and international) to host special events.

Take a look at the multipurpose building above.

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Words by Kyle Hodge
Staff Writer

New York based writer that pops flavor and drips sauce.

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