After the sensational success of "Botteghe di Tokyo", and "Fantasmi & Spiriti del Giappone", which attracted more than 200,000 visitors who were also lovers of Japanese art and culture, TENOHA MILANO and L'Ippocampo Edizioni are creating a new immersive exhibition: Stories of Samurai Women.


The first Japanese concept store in Europe, with over 300 brands and 4000 unique products selected directly from Japan. TENOHA Milano, opened in April 2018 in a former industrial building from the 1920s, is a multipurpose space of over 2500㎡. The facility includes a concept store of Japanese products, a restaurant and bar with a garden, private office & co-working space, an Event space for large events and a pop-up space - all in the heart of the Darsena area, a few steps from Porta Genova station and the Navigli Canals.

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L'ippocampo is an independent publishing house in Milan specializing in high-quality illustrated books. Their published works range from lifestyle to history, from fashion to cooking, as well as an established selection of children's and teen volumes with particular attention to non-fiction. L'ippocampo published "Botteghe di Tokyo" in June 2021; as in Japan, the book achieved great public success which helped make it a popular title which then led to the exhibition in partnership with TENOHA.

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Laura is an interior designer specializing in narrative environments and commercial spaces. The projects she creates offer visitors a memorable experience. Laura studied Industrial Design at The Polytechnic University of Milan. After moving to London in 2006, she worked in various architecture and design studios honing her skills in Interior and Experiential Design, where she also gained experience with various renowned projects such as the Ford Global Design Program. Between 2007 and 2009 she collaborated with an independent creative group known as Orproject. After participating in an interior and hospitality project for Zaha Hadid Architects, Laura founded her own design studio in 2014 to continue independently working for private clients and agencies, such as Mariko Mori, Landor Fitch, Dalziel & Pow, Nexus and many others. At the end of 2019 Laura moved to her hometown of Milan and opened her own studio in the heart of the design district.

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From 27 May
to 26 November 2023