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Curiosity

2021.07.13

Does the chair or the space come first?
Gridlines drawn from the tabletop of culture

Yusuke Seki

Architectural Designer

#Curiosity

Architect Yusuke Seki was in high school when the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck, forcing him to bear witness to the crumbling city. During the reconstruction, his perceptions were reshaped as he made new conne...

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Color

2021.06.30

Clean aftertaste and character enhanced by sensation and experience

Kensaku Sato

SR Roaster

#Color, #SR

Kensaku Sato is the coffee roaster for SR, a micro-roastery born in Stockholm with a Japanese branch located in Nihonbashi. The roastery is famous for its clean-tasting coffees. Sato left Japan to improve his English,...

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Color

2021.06.12

The more local, the more global.
The intersection of city, nature, and people.

Yuta Oka, Hilo Homma, Akihiro Matsui

K5 Founders

#Color

Having spread through major cities, COVID-19 took away our daily lives and made us reconsider urban life. If the urban landscape were to change from one city to another to accommodate this new way of life, what would ...

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Color

2021.06.02

A live restaurant experience, sealed in a patisserie cake.

Keisuke Oyama

Owner of ease, patissier

#Color, #ease

Owner and patissier, Keisuke Oyama, is well known for his creative senses. He frequently combines unique ingredients, such as horseradish and strawberries or shiso and hyuganatsu (citrus fruit), and serves take-home d...

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Color

2021.05.21

An accumulation of the things I like
A new kind of bistro

Kyohei Nishi

Owner, and chef of Neki

#Color, #Neki

Kyohei Nishi is a chef with extensive experience, having worked at two-star restaurant and Bistro, Rojiura. He was invited by Keisuke Oyama to open his own restaurant, Neki. Oyama is the owner of ‘ease’, and the two m...

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Color

2021.05.10

Natural wine is here to stay.
Natural wine and Counterculture.

Shinichi Takahashi

Human Nature

#Color, #Human Nature

The icon of an era, the King of Pop, once sang "If they say "why? why?" tell'em that it's human nature”! Taking its name from that same song, the owner of natural wine shop, Human Nature, Shinichi Takahashi sat with u...

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Color

2021.04.30

Among us
The boundaries between individuals and society are around us

Kai Tanaka

-Ao-

#Ao, #Color

Ao is a bar located in K5 Hotel. Drenched in a deep crimson color, the bar is surrounded by books, giving it the feel of a library. Ao in Japanese means 'blue' and is a reference to the author, Eiichi Shibusawa's, pen...

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Color

2021.04.20

The bitterness of beer and the sourness of ants
Cooking beyond observation and imagination

Atsuki Kuroda

Owner-chef, caveman

#caveman, #Color

Atsuki Kuroda began cooking at the age of 18 in Osaka, eventually leaving Japan to gain experience abroad. Thanks to his strong personality and keen observation skills, Kuroda was able to easily adjust when he began w...

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Feature

Curiosity

2021.04.01

In Search of the Urban Context

Akihiro Matsui

Kontext Editor in Chief

#Curiosity

During the process of creating K5 with my friends, we would visit Nihonbashi Kabuto-cho often. Over time, I fell in love with this city.

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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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