A unique new Starbucks in Japan has been designed using 2,000 wooden sticks weaved together to blend in with its surroundings in a Japanese park.

The wooden interior of the coffee shop, near the Dazaifu Tenmangu Japanese shrine, has been created to resemble tree branches in a forest.

The shrine attracts more than 2 million tourists every year.



It was designed by architect Kengo Kuma, who said he didn't want the cafe to appear detached from its environment.

He claims he designed it to invoke a "tranquil atmosphere", with wooden frames and interlocking square blocks. The entire shop can be disassembled and reassembled somewhere else, says the architect.





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