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Brushstroke’s serene interior is a study in contrasts: modern Japanese elegance fused with smart, whimsical design touches. You can navigate the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star eatery in its three distinct spaces: There’s a sushi-restaurant-within-a-restaurant that boasts counter seating and a four-top table behind an elegant wood and stainless-steel screen; a counter that provides more than a dozen diners with front-row seats to chef Isao Yamada’s intricate preparations; and a larger main dining room that accommodates nearly 50 people. Blond wood dominates the airy space from floor to furnishings, but it’s clear that the devil’s in the details — the New York City restaurant’s textured wall is actually layers of 25,000 recycled books. Three cheeky dioramas are inset into the Brushstroke’s walls, and rice paper covers the dining room windows, making for an interior nearly as appealing as its cuisine.