Apple Shares Images of Upcoming Kyoto Apple Store, Which Opens Saturday
Apple today shared some new images of its first store in Kyoto, Japan, which is located on Shijō Dori street, Kyoto's main shopping corridor.
According to Apple, the Kyoto store is surrounded by many of the famous shrines and temples in the city, with the store design taking inspiration from local architecture.
The upper levels of the building are "clad in a translucent envelope inspired by Japanese lanterns," with Apple using a lightweight timber frame and special paper in homage to traditional Japanese houses.
Apple says the store is centered around a multi-level atrium where Today at Apple sessions on photography, music, and coding will be held on a daily basis. The interior also features a Genius Grove where customers can get help with Apple products and The Avenue, where iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices are shown off and are available for purchase alongside third-party accessories.
As was announced last week, the new Kyoto Apple Store is set to open at 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday, August 25.
Apple Kyoto will be Apple's ninth retail store in Japan, and the first that's located in Kyoto. Apple has several other stores in Tokyo, along with locations in Osaka, Aichi, Miyagi, and Fukuoka.
Top Rated Comments
I'm starting to feel alienated in a world of flat UIs, minimalistic shapes, and sans-serif communication.
To get a glimpse of this aesthetic, I recommend reading this essay: In Praise of Shadows, by Junichiro Tanizaki.
I personally find it beautiful.