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Curiosity

2021.12.24

The garden of K5
A space made with plants of the four seasons

Kei Amano

Yard Works

#Curiosity, #K5

Kei Amano is a gardener, creating spaces using only plants as his medium. He is well known for his originality and sense of style. "The Soil" in Yamanashi Prefecture, is his home base where he plots and plans projects...

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Color

2021.12.18

Down jackets that never see the light of day
A wine advocate who isn’t afraid to take risks

Hiroki Morimoto

Manager, caveman

#caveman, #Color

Sommelier and manager of caveman, Hironori Morimoto is focused on sharing his fascinations with other people. His own experiences and an important encounter as a student have helped shape him into who he is today. Now...

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Joy

2021.12.07

Music or cooking, it’s all about experience.
Thoughts from a crossover DJ.

Licaxxx

DJ

#Joy

Licaxxx is a multi-talented creator and DJ involved in a variety of music-related activities. She’s able to traverse genres with ease, with a deep curiosity bubbling away beneath the surface. Experience, she says, is ...

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Curiosity

2021.11.29

Inside Out.
Essence and functional beauty in the details

Daisuke Obana

N. HOOLYWOOD Designer

#Curiosity

In order to understand the design and uniform style of UNITED ARROWS & SONS, which was recently adopted for K5's uniforms, we interviewed designer Daisuke Obana and asked him about his past and future relationship wit...

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New

Curiosity

2021.11.10

HEART of the living dead
Half-human, half-zombie.

Seiichi Saito

President of Panoramatiks (formerly known as Rhizomatiks Architecture)

#Curiosity

When it comes to cities, Seiichi Saito’s approach uses a mixture of architectural perspective and creative thinking. He tackles issues head-on, pulling the invisible threads of the world around him to create a clearer...

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Color

2021.10.31

Forty years of living alongside Kabutocho,
Building a town where all roads are connected

Kiyoyuki Tsuchimoto

President, Heiwa Real Estate Co.

#Color

Since the closing of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Heiwa Real Estate has been working on the redevelopment of Kabutocho and Kayabacho, supporting the district since 1947. President Kiyoyuki Tsuchimoto, who spent 35 years at t...

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Color

2021.10.25

Food with an air of freedom
Essence filled with taste

Takamatsu Ryohei

Neki Sous Chef

#Color, #Neki

Ryohei Takamatsu, works daily in the kitchen as a sous chef at Neki, a bistro where one can enjoy authentic French cuisine in a casual setting. Throughout his life, he has followed his own guiding principle of embraci...

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Joy

2021.09.30

A place for people to mingle and relax
A certain place in Tokyo.

Takehito Nakatani

Somewhere in Tokyo

#Joy

“Somewhere in Tokyo" is a multifunctional space at the crossroads of various cultures, including art, music, apparel, and food. Mr. Nakatani, one of the organizers of the space, has slowly been expanding his circle of...

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Feature

Color

2021.05.21

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

Kyohei Nishi

Owner, and chef of Neki

#Neki, #Color

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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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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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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