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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, #SomewhereInTokyo

“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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Color

2021.09.22

Coffee culture is not black or white.
It’s more like a blue note

Masahiro Onishi

Owner of SWITCH COFFEE TOKYO

#Color, #SwitchCoffee

Coffee that is unpretentious and does not take itself too seriously. This is the type of cup that Masahiro Onishi, owner of Switch Coffee Tokyo, is in pursuit of. Without adding any color to the cup, he says, 'it may ...

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Color

2021.09.07

A way of working; matching work and life to make every day enjoyable

Katsuyuki Honda

B Manager

#B, #Color

From an early age, he was all about baseball, but when he graduated high school, he entered the entertainment industry. Always following a brightly lit path, Katsuyuki Honda began his career in hotels after gaining ex...

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Color

2021.08.23

Spotlight off the stage.
The curtain call: an echo in the wilderness

Kanako Watanabe

General Manager, HOTEL K5

#Color, #K5

A spiral staircase leads to the starting point. Kanako Watanabe, who took over as General Manager of HOTEL K5 in July, was born and raised in a hotel, with most of the guests becoming her friends. She has loved hotels...

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Color

2021.08.06

The brewer is an anchor
And the beer is the basis for new ideas

Nobuhiro Ito

Store Manager, Omnipollos Tokyo

#Color, #Omnipollos Tokyo

Nobuhiro Ito arrived in Kabutocho by connecting the dots of his past. The experiences he gained from his life as a traveler led him to where he is today. What kind of future will he envision when the dots he has accum...

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Color

2021.07.28

Layers of flavor like coatings of color
Cocktails born out of space

Soran Nomura

Producer, -Ao-

#Ao, #Ao, #Color

After working as a bartender in London for seven years, Soran returned to Japan, accumulating many accolades during his time at FUGLEN TOKYO. In 2020, alongside Kai Tanaka, he established Library Bar ‘Ao’ in K5, Kabut...

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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

2021.04.10

Let the coffee lead you.
A life in motion.

Yuya Kawara

Switch Coffee Barista

#SwitchCoffee, #K5, #Color

Yuya Kawara, began his career in coffee whilst living in Australia. Currently he works as a barista for Switch Coffee in K5 Hotel, but started his gastronomy career as a chef. Yuya feels blessed being able to always l...

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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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