Mizutani Architecture Firm
Mizutani Architecture Firm 水谷意匠一級建築事務所
Open Hours: Available to the public during flea market
Address: 5-7 Kubomachi, Kawagoe, Saitama
Tel: (+81) 49 227 6602
Most days, this simple yet elegant space is used as an office for an architectural firm. They renovated their own work space; they took an old house and worked with what was there to create a modern and traditional fusion. Once a month however, on the day the Kawagoe Flea Market takes place, they open up their office space to the public. The idea is that people should see the architectural work for themselves, and experience what it's like to be in that space. They partner with a local coffee shop to provide coffee and scones in the office as well. Sometimes they collaborate with others who want to host small workshops, and seem very open and versatile to new ideas. Even though they are only open to us once a month, that makes it more the reason why the visit would be so worthwhile. It is a 10 minute walk from the Honkawagoe station, and close to other interesting places to wander into.