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Wall / CoSTUME NATIONAL
Add: CoSTUME NATIONAL Aoyama Complex 1F,5-4-30 Minami Aoyama
Price: cocktails ~2200 yen
Visited: Oct 2016
A Japanese friend took me to this bar in Omotesando, and I honestly couldn’t tell that this is a bar even after arriving at its door. Apparently, it’s hidden behind this white wall.
Entering the bar through the slender (and very discreet) door, we arrived at Wall. It’s an elongated space brought alive by the gorgeous, lush vertical garden behind the bar, put together by famed French artist / vertical garden designer Patrick Blanc. I have always liked his works in Paris, and it was quite a pleasant surprise to run into him again in Tokyo.
推了中間那道細門入內，竟是另一番天地。狹長的空間裏最引人注目的是吧台後方整面的植物牆。豐盛的、綠油油的，很美。打造這片植物牆的是法國藝術家／垂直花園名設計師 Patrick Blanc，以前就非常喜歡他在巴黎幾個作品，在東京能碰上真是挺令人驚喜的。
Upon being seated, we were first served the halve of a fresh fig. Apparently it’s typical in Japanese bars to be served a small bite like this before or along with your first drink.