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“Ken Gallery Cafeteria”, a Tribute that Mineko San, Renders to her Husband, the Amateur Photographer Kenkichi Tanaka

By • Nov 28, 2017

This project is a tribute to the amateur photographer Kenkichi Tanaka, who worked for the Tokushima prefecture in Japan and was loved by all. He left his wife this testament to be led by her who, with the help of the architectural firm Arbol Design, turned it into what it is today. “Ken Gallery Cafeteria”, where Mineko San offers her guests local food and where the photos taken by Kenkichi Tanaka are displayed.

View of the wooden paths leading to the center of the project

Some clients came to visit the place from far away and regretted having no place to stay. Because of this, Kenkichi Tanaka’s wife decided to build a small guest house that, following the rules of traditional Japanese space, can be used for various purposes such as bedroom, dining room and living room.

View of the wooden paths leading to the center of the project
Interior of the annex guest house

The house is within walking distance of the entrance, due to the large space allowing it. It was located right in the center and wooden paths were placed on both sides. In the exterior, gravel was used and its surroundings were largely untouched, so that the people who go there can feel nature and its essence closely.

Night view of the guest house
Night view of the guest house
Night view of the exterior

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