Louis Vuitton, Store in Ginza
Inspired by Impressionism painting
We will take a look at the new Louis Vuitton store, which was reconstructed from the previous Ginza Namiki store.
The former building was designed in an image of a brick building that was a symbol of the Ginza area during the Meiji era (1868-1912).
But as for the new building, it was inspired by the Edo period (1603-1867), when Ginza was a waterfront area.
The exterior of the building has a striking image that you won’t forget once you see it. It is a representation of a water pillar.
The inspiration came from a famous Impressionism painting “La Grenouillere.” Painted by Monet in 1869.
The scenery in the painting is a bathing place on the banks of the Seine located in the suburbs of Paris.
This is known as an epoch-making painting that marked the beginning of Impressionism.