Take a look at this Japanese Koi restaurant in France with Yakuza tattoo motifs


Those familiar with the Yakuza, an organized crime syndicate in Japan, will also be familiar with their infamous tattoos. Their tattoos represent Japanese culture and you will find many of them sporting popular images like the Koi fish and the cherry blossom flowers.

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Architect, Vincent Coste, a leading designer in the south of France has taken inspiration from the Yakuza’s tattoos and has completed the interior design of Koi, a Japanese restaurant in Aix-en-Provence. Large monochromatic illustrations of the Koi fish and other Japanese art cover the ceiling, walls, and floor of the restaurant. Designed by Claire Leina, the illustrations even cover branded crockery. Imaginative and bold, the monochrome scheme lined with gold gives the restaurant a classy yet edgy look.
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To add to the look, red chairs made of engineered steel add a splash of bold color to the place. The metallic look pairs well with the concrete counters, monochrome interiors and pale timber flooring. There’s also a terraced outdoor area while a burgundy version of the tattooed motif is also found within the restroom.
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