The Restaurant THE MOON reopened with a new concept of MOON FOREST. Hidakuma’s contribution to “a plate that connects people with hardwood forest”
On April 27, 2021, “Restaurant THE MOON” will be reopened on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower with the concept of “MOON FOREST.” Various plants are displayed as if floating in space. You can enjoy a relaxing time and space as if you were in the forest floating up in the sky, coupled with the wonderful view of Tokyo at 250 m above sea level.
Tea stand at THE MOON with a environmentally friendly design
The produce for the food and drinks served at the restaurant is made locally in Tokyo and grown by organic farms as part of the SDGs’ actions and fair trade. With those, customers can experience “surprise, fun, four seasons, and the environment.” from them. It’s not only the ingredients that are environmentally friendly, but also sustainable materials are used in tableware to complement the menu.
The newly designed product this time is the stand of THE MOONLight High Tea, which has taken the elements of the popular menu After MOON Tea and dinner courses. The architects, Mr. Sho Kurokawa (Sho Kurokawa architects) and Ms. Nao Uchida (nao architects office) designed the entire tea stand with the image of the silhouette of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower as well as the restaurant name “THE MOON”. Hidakuma was in charge of making the plates for the tea stand, while Ochiai Seisakusho was in charge of making the frame.
The plates connecting people with hardwood forest
The hardwood used for the plates was cut down before the new moon in winter, when the trees fall asleep so as not to strain the forest. We made the plates by taking advantage of the gentle and diverse expressions of the wood, which is just like the moon changing little by little every day. Hidakuma works with Hida City and local businesses on the sustainable management and efficient use of forest resources. By “making and using” plates from hardwood from the local forest is one way that leads towards the SDGs activity.
Store name: Restaurant THE MOON
Location: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Open Hours: 11:00‐22:00（ L.O. Drink/21:30）
AfterMOON Tea/11:00 ‐18:00 L.O. 17:00
MOONLight High Tea/18:00 ‐22:00 L.O. /20:00
＊Hours of operation are subject to change when events are held.