BEAMS Japan Opens First Branch in Kyoto

28.June.2020 | FASHION / SPOT

BEAMS Japan Kyoto finally opened on June 11, 2020 after the postponed grand opening of ShinPuhKan shopping centre in which it is located.

 

BEAMS Japan Kyoto comes as the first branch of BEAMS Japan in Kyoto and aims to be a hub of made-in-Japan products from BEAMS’s “TEAM JAPAN” range, a project to curate content across a broad range of categories based on the keyword “Japan.” The store will collaborated with Kyoto-based creators and businesses and offer a wide selection of branded products, original apparel lines, and more—through the lens of TEAM JAPAN.

The 3.5m high ceiling art of the legendary mythical bird Hou-ou catches the eye upon entry, and the shop lends a modern tinge to its traditional aesthetic. Here, BEAMS JAPAN’s many different products are lined up against one another.

BEAMS JAPAN opened a brand in Shinjuku in April 2016 and subsequently in Shibuya in December 2019. BEAMS Japan Kyoto comes as the company’s third branch.

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