During the daytime, the Nakameguro space is host to a contemporary art gallery, with pictures hung in nooks that appear to have been carved out of the building’s walls.
Visitors to the Tokyo restaurant and gallery enter via a recessed wooden door, lit by a strip of LEDs and also reminiscent of an entrance to an underground structure. Inside, the cavern-like gallery is washed in white paint, with terrazzo flooring that’s reminiscent of the stepping stones found in Japanese gardens.
Artworks are placed opposite a long, Hinoki wood bar – traditionally used for preparing sashimi – which becomes the busy hub of the 3110NZ restaurant at night time. Chairs echo the rest of the space, with carved wooden backs and speckled fabric seats.