In many countries, Starbucks is a real institution, even in places so-called sacred such as Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the most important shrines in Japan. Founded in 919 AD, the shrine receives about 2 million visitors a year…
With such a huge amount of visitors it was logical to think that the largest chain of coffee shops in the world could not make up the chance to open an on-site. The choice of location fell along the path leading to the shrine, where there are traditional Japanese buildings to a maximum of two storeys. The opening of this store must necessarily deal with the history surrounding it, creating a structure that will harmonize with the area around him.
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