This Japanese Market Promotes Local Food Production and Consumption

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 9, 2016
References: takuyahosokai & dezeen
Japanese architect Takuya Hosokai recently designed a rustic marketplace that promotes local food production and consumption. While there are many restaurants and grocers that sell local food, these urban outlets are largely detached from the actual farm experience. This market is located in a patch of dense forest in order to help consumers connect with nature while they enjoy locally grown food.

The market and restaurant is called 'Plate' and it was designed by Hosokai to promote Japan's Chisho-Chisan food movement. The center advocates for local food production and consumption by immersing visitors in nature. The center itself is submerged in the forest and gives visitors and panoramic view of the surrounding environment. Inside, the space features a minimalist design that helps to draw attention to the food rather than the store itself.