Pirajean Lees channels 1920s Japan in ornate Dubai restaurant interior

London practice Pirajean Lees has converted a nightclub in Dubai into a restaurant informed by Japan’s jazz age and the grandiose parties of silent film actor Sessue Hayakwa.

The restaurant, which serves modern twists on Japanese classics, is named Mimi Kakushi after the distinctive bob haircut worn by the young Japanese Moga, or modern girls, who adopted western fashions in the period after the first world war.

Mimi Kakushi’s interior integrates elements of traditional Japanese joinery (top and above)

This jazz age aesthetic is also reflected in the interior of the eatery, which is layered with rich textures and materials

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