"A dining space that embodies the magnanimous nature of Setouchi"
Setouchi is blessed with beautiful landscapes made up of many islands, a warm climate, and abundant nature.

"Mori no Machi Plaza" is the commercial and healthcare facility building of the complex facility "Mori no Machi Grace". Among them is a one-of-a-kind large food hall (approximately 2,800 m2) that brings together the charms of Okayama and Setouchi. In this food hall, we have designed a comfortable and relaxed dining space inspired by the large nature.

In the approximately 70m atrium space, we planned a ceiling louver that evokes the calm and magnificent waves of the Seto Inland Sea. A wave concept design that stretches loosely connects the entire store and gently wraps the entire audience. In the center, we set up a “hill” that connects the 1st and 2nd floors like a topography to create a new community.
As a gathering place that can be used for various purposes, it will be a place where each person can find a place to eat, read, relax, and spend time. In addition, the chairs and sofas are made of denim, which is representative of Okayama industry, so that you can experience the unique charm of this area.

We hope that this food hall will be loved for a long time as a dining space where people can enjoy the charm of Setouchi, connect through food, and foster hopes for the future while harmonizing with the rich environment of Mori no Machi Grace. hoping.


This project, “Mori no Machi,” was developed with the aim of creating a city that Okayama can boast to the world, and that people from all over the world will come to Setouchi. In addition, the food hall, which is the core of this, was required to create a space that conveys the charm of Setouchi to the world and draws out the uniqueness of Okayama.


In the approximately 70m atrium space, ceiling louvers that express the calm and beautiful waves of the Seto Inland Sea create an overwhelming atrium space that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. Okayama denim is used for the upholstery of the bench seats in the food hall, contributing to local production for local consumption.
By adopting "reactive dyeing", a special dyeing method that does not transfer color, it can be used as upholstery and expanded the possibilities of new local industries.

Customer's voice

Thank you very much for participating in this project.
I am very happy to have created a space that is very open and relaxing.
Customers who use the food hall also say that it is fashionable and urban.We will continue to spread the charm of this facility to more people, We would like to spread the charm. This time, thank you very much.

project member
Shinpei Yuasa and Kenichiro Kotake
Design and Layout
RENS (*): Ryutaro Matsuura, Takuro Ishizawa, Kosuke Ohmura, Jun Yamakawa
working drawings
Rina Yamazaki
Structural design
Katsumi Tanda, Teruhiko Ono
Production and Construction
Katsunori Sugino, Jun Takahashi, Naoki Sakurai
Furniture and Fixture Manufacturing
Toshimichi Suzuki, Tomomi Kominami
Basic information



Okayama Prefecture


Ryobi Holdings Co., Ltd.


design, layout, environmental design, furniture and fixture manufacturing, environmental features, building execution


"42nd Display Industry Awards 2023" Encouragement Award (3.Commercial/Commercial Facility Category)
“Japan Space concept design Award 2023” ShortList (05. Food space)


concept design team of Nomura Kogeisha creates a high-quality hospitality space with a concept that pursues the essence.


The contents of the publication are the information at the time of facility opening. Please see the facility website for the latest information.

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