It seems as though it has been there for 10,000 years
and will be for 10,000 more.

It seems as though it has been there
for 10,000 years
and will be for 10,000 more.

maison owl PROLOGUE

木陰雲 / Kokage-gumo

kudan house

maison owl

maison owl is scheduled to open in the fall of 2021.

As a prologue, the restaurant is opening for a limited time from 1st July to 5th September.

"Kudan House", the historical mansion in Kudan, Tokyo.

Enjoy a dinner limited to 3 groups a day while appreciating Junya Ishigami's work "Kokage-gumo" in Kudan House garden.

木陰雲 / Kokage-gumo

There is an old residence in Kudanshita, which was built in 1927 (the second year of the Showa Period) by Mankichi Yamaguchi, a prosperous businessman. Architects including Tachu Naito, who designed the Tokyo Tower, were involved in its construction. In the old, but beautiful garden of the residence, I built a canopy that gently keep us out of from the sunlight, which will only be present this summer.

木陰雲 / Kokage-gumo

In order for the newly built canopy to blend in with the historical scenery, I thought from the beginning to giving it an aged look. Specifically, I intended to fill the garden with wooden pillars and roofs, which have been burnt using the Yakisugi technique (traditional Japanese method of wood preservation by slightly charring the surface of cedar wood). By adjusting the fire heat, the surface of the cedar wood is charred, and parts of the wooden structure are burnt. The wooden structure that extends widely across the garden is carbonized into flexible shapes, in order to be placed around the existing old trees growing thickly in the garden. The charred jet black wooden structure has a similar appearance to an abandoned house too. It looks as if it transformed from a new building to a ruined house, and underwent the transition of a building due to ageing in an instant.

木陰雲 / Kokage-gumo

The black wooden structure covers and hides the surrounding skyscrapers that did not exist in the early Showa period, and the countless rays of light flowing through the holes of the structure blends with the sunshine throughout the leaves. As the modern scenery is revealed through the trees disappearing, and the strong sunshine of the summer softens, the visitors share the same ancient time that flows within the garden. The jet black structure is the cool shadow that floats in between the old trees on a summer evening.

Junya Ishigami


From 21st June (Monday)  
+81 80-9455-5399 (12pm – 4pm) 
Please note that the above number is for reservations of maison owl PROLOGUE only 
Reservations for maison owl cannot be made through the number

※Please note that cancellation fee would not be charged if guests cancel scheduled bookings 3 days prior to the arrival date.
100% of the total amount will be charged if guests cancel the reservation 2 days prior to your scheduled arrival date.

Opening hours: 17: 00-20: 00 (19:00 L.O.)

*Subject to change depending on government requirement

Period: from 1st July (Thursday) to 5th September (Sunday), 2021
Day off: Monday
Fee: course menu 24,000 yen per person (tax included, service fee not included)