Tetsuya Matsumoto Moritomi Japanese Restaurant
Moritomi Japanese Restaurant is Silver Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Category.
Moritomi Japanese Restaurant

The relocation of Moritomi, a restaurant offering Japanese cuisine, next to the world heritage Himeji Castle explores the relationships between materiality, shape and traditional architectonics interpretation. The new space tries to reproduce the castle stone fortifications pattern in various materials including rough and polished stones, black oxide coated steel, and tatami mats. A floor made in small resin coated gravels represents the castle moat. Two colors, white and black, flows like water from outside, and crossing the wooden lattice decorated entrance door, to the reception hall.

Moritomi Japanese Restaurant
Tetsuya Matsumoto Moritomi
Tetsuya Matsumoto Japanese Restaurant
Tetsuya Matsumoto design
Tetsuya Matsumoto design
Tetsuya Matsumoto

Tetsuya Matsumoto is the founder and Head Architect Designer at KTX archiLAB based in Japan, and a Lecturer of a space design course at Osaka University of Art. After graduating from the same university, he specialized in commercial space design and built a large portfolio of projects varying both in type and scale, from shops and restaurants to offices and clinics, and from a small pharmacy to a large Hospital. Tetsuya has received more than a hundred local and international design awards and became a jury member for several prestigious prizes.


Offering Japanese cuisine Since 1945, Moritomi is a local restaurant in Himeji city, Japan. It is specialized in classic Japanese food with a focus on local specialty. This restaurant can host individuals but also offer spaces for larger groups to celebrate any kind of events or business meetings.