Yamanoie is a Cafe and Dormitory in Niigata, Japan.
This dormitory is located at the venue of an art festival, bringing various people from all over Japan and overseas together in the cafe and dormitory. To signify the parity of local and global, I combined pictogram design understandable throughout the world with the theory behind the origins of Japanese kanji characters (Chinese characters). Even non-Japanese who aren't familiar with kanji can immediately recognize the "mountain" and "house" meaning of "Yamanoie" and appreciate this aspect of Japanese culture. Yama=Mountain, no=of, ie=House