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Apple’s first store in Kyoto draws inspiration from local design

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Apple’s first retail location in the Japanese city of Kyoto opens this Saturday. Ahead of its grand opening, Apple has shared some new photos and details about the multi-floor store.

It was just over a week ago that Apple replaced construction barriers outside of Kyoto’s Zero Gate shopping complex with intricate window coverings themed after woven bamboo. Both the physical signage and a comprehensive digital campaign spanning wallpapers, animations, Apple Music playlists, and more promoted a grand opening date of August 25th.

The window graphics enjoyed a short stay on Shijo Street, swiftly peeled away early this morning to reveal the interior of Kyoto’s first store. A large, lighted Apple logo on the fourth floor of the building was also uncovered.

Apple says the building’s architecture was designed…

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