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A To Z Café: Yoshitomo Nara’s wonderful world (カフェ エートゥーゼットカフェ)

A TO Z Café is the joint project between well-known Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara and Osaka based Japanese design Studio- Graf.

The café is simply beautiful, with mismatched furniture, worn wood, corrugated iron and the perfect lighting.  Paintings, sketches and sculptures of Nara’s iconic devilish children are all over the walls, the tables and in each corner of this spacious café.

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

Right in the middle of the café there’s a slightly surreal small wooden house that acts as the artist’s atelier/showroom.

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

Go ahead and peek into the windows and be delighted with his cute and disconcerting paintings of cartoon-characters dolls.

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

Order some food and/or drinks, sit around and enjoy the atmosphere and Nara’ wonderful world. Very cool staff as well.

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

A to Z Cafe

I’d like to thank A TO Z Café’s staff that kindly let me shoot inside their wonderful café… ありがとうございます!!

 

And, I’d like to dedicate this post to my dear friend Carol, because I know how much she loves Yoshitomo Nara’s artworks.

5-8-3 Equbo Building 5F, Minami Aoyama, Closest Station: Omotesando (Chiyoda, Ginza & Hanzomon Lines, Exit B1)  You can check the Cafe’s blog at: http://atozcafe.exblog.jp/ (Japanese)

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

5 Comments

  1. wonder art says

    Lovely! He has his own “room” at the Hara museum where he changes regularly his works as it is like his own studio too.

  2. Andrew says

    Sorry but this place is a huge disappointment. No art – just white walls. I asked where the art was and was told that all gone.

    • Hi Andrew, I’m sorry to hear that the artworks are gone. They made the cafe a special place. I published this post on 2013 so there’s a good chance things changed considering how dynamic Tokyo is. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Anonymous says

    The A to Z Cafe: Yoshitomo Nara was very disappointing. When you checked the webpage, you thought there were a lot of art pieces you could view; unfortunately, when you visited the cafe, nothing you could find there. It was very upset. The service was not very friendly and professional.

    I do not recommend people to visit

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