This compact space on Renga Dori in the Ginza, opened in 2011, is designed by Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture in collaboration with Aesop Creative Consultant Hiroko Shiratori. Jo Nagasaka also created Aesop Aoyama, our first Japanese signature store.
Red brick was chosen as the interior's primary material, a nod to the street's informal name – Red Brick Street – and to explore the possibilities of a utilitarian component uncommon in Japan. A demonstration sink of bent copper pays homage to times when quality plumbing was treated with greater reverence. The resulting store design is bold, pragmatic and poetic.
Aesop Ginza occupies a location that was home to Japanese cobblers Milano Shoes for forty-seven years. That company was committed to offering personal service and quality wares to a loyal clientele, never wavering as the street changed around them. We look forward to working from a space that has embodied values so closely aligned with our own.
We invite you to visit Aesop Ginza and the explore our pocket guide of the neighbourhood.