aiming to expose its coveted merchandise to a wider audience, onitsuka tiger has relocated its flagship store in kobe - the brand's homebase - to a downtown spot that catches more foot traffic. the store measures 118 sqm. [1,270 sq.ft.] spread over two floors and features an interior design that juxtaposes vintage and modern design, and also oriental and western elements. the retail concept is most obvious on the second floor where a hybrid-design pool table made from vintage elements is displayed as an ultimate showpiece. it's very similar to the rather cool tokyo flagship store which was inaugurated early last year. not surprisingly, it serves as the onitsuka tiger flagship store for the kansai region, and carries the full range of sneakers, apparel, bags and accessories. to celebrate the opening a limited edition of only 100 pairs of the reissued nippon made shoes have been made that will only be available at the store. location: 2-10-21 sannomiya-cho [sannomiya].