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Kontext is a city and people guide to enjoy Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho more deeply.

Kontext is a city and people guide to enjoy Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho more deeply.

Kontext is a city and people guide to enjoy Nihonbashi Kabutocho and Kayabacho more deeply.


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2024.05.01

KABUTOCHO FLOWER WEEK 2024 Photo Report

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 17, 2024

#KABUTOCHO FLOWER WEEK 2024, #Joy, #Joy


KABUTOCHO FLOWER WEEK is a 10-day event that was held from March 8 to March 17, 2024. The event saw the Nihonbashi Kabuto-cho area decorated with mimosa flowers, giving the town a splash of bright, gold color.

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2024.04.16

A photo recap of the three-hour micro, stamp rally celebrating Hotel K5's 4th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the No. 5 Kabutocho Heiwa Building.

A micro, stamp rally in Kabutocho, Vol.1 “Layers of Time” Photo Recap

Thursday, February 1, 2024.

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On the 15th of February, for one night only, a small stamp rally (a stamp-collecting race) was held in the Kabutocho are. The event celebrated the anniversaries of K5, with 4 years in operation, and the building that ...

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2024.03.28

A photo recap of the second Kabutocho Night Market held in October of 2023!

Kabutocho Yoichi Night Market 2023 Recap

Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October, 2023

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"Kabutocho Yoichi" is a town-wide event that fills the streets of the Nihonbashi Kabutocho area with food, live music, art, and shopping. Following the success of the first night market held in 2022, the 2023 night ma...

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2023.12.08

A city where innovative winds blow
Spreading jazz and scale from Kabutocho

Takumi Nakayama, Kazutoshi Murakami

Saxophonist / Representative Director of JAZZ SUMMIT TOKYO (Nakayama), Drummer / Director of JAZZ SUMMIT TOKYO (Murakami)

#Color, #Jazz

Why do international, financial cities need jazz? Whether it's Wall Street in New York or Lombard Street in London, cities that have developed in tandem with finance, have always had jazz music by their side. The bass...

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2023.09.12

Daily updates on Doburoku
Sake culture once again blossoming in Kabutocho

Toshiki Shukuminami

Brewer, Heiwa Doburoku Kabutocho Brewery

#Color, #Heiwa Doburoku Kabutocho Brewery

Toshiki Shukunami divides his time between Wakayama and Tokyo. Shukunami, brewer at Heiwa Doburoku Kabutocho Brewery, oversees the sake process from production through to consumption. People may have the impression th...

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2023.05.12

Subterranean Homesick Anti-Hero
Free air flows underground

Kotaro Hosono

AA Director

#AA, #Color, #Keshiki

Kotaro Hosono translates the things he finds interesting into various events and spaces, including the multi-purpose space “ANAGRA”, hidden deep in the underground of Hanzomon. He has created spaces that are free-spir...

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2023.07.19

Ferment our urbanization creatively.

Kentaro Ichiki

Creative Director / Film Director / Founder of UNIVERSITY of CREATIVITY

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Just as Columbus embarked on an ocean voyage and discovered a new continent, throughout history, it has always been human creativity that has driven innovation and creativity. How will the effects of capitalism – the ...

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2023.02.16

A city changing from the feet up
A space you'll want to take home

Yusuke Nakazawa

Creative Director at ‘eat creator’

#BANK, #Curiosity

Neki, ease, and teal. Shops like these created by the brand ‘eat creator’ have become an indispensable part of Kabutocho. In this issue, Akihiro Matsui (Editor-in-Chief of Kontext) interviews Yusuke Nakazawa, the crea...

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2022.10.31

The variability that a "K" can carry
Typography that reflects the times

Shinpei Onishi

Graphic Designer / Art Director

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Shinpei Onishi is the designer behind the K5 brand identity including all of its print materials and website. He is a designer and artist who believes that "text" is more than just a tool for conveying information. In...

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Nihonbashi Kabuto-cho was the area Eiichi Shibusawa, the father of modern Japanese economics, settled in the early Meiji period (1868-1912). He went on to establish Japan's first bank, the First National Bank, and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. However, with the computerization of stock trading, the people and companies that used to gather there are now leaving or have already left, and in recent years the area has lost its color. Now, however, a new color is beginning to spread in the city.
The new colors of Kabutocho, or in other words; the activities of the people and their connections, have a new context. This website carefully weaves together those invisible connections and their contexts. By digging deep into the little-known stories of each person, we will bring out the charm and character of the ever-changing Kabutocho.
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