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Color

2022.09.29

Bitter Sweet Symphony.
Standing in the space between people and things

Kanae Hashimoto

teal - Manager

#Color, #teal, #teal

Kanae Hashimoto is the manager of ‘teal’, a chocolate and ice cream store on the first floor of Nisshokan, the former residence of Eiichi Shibusawa. She follows her own path, taking direction by doing things that she ...

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New

Joy

2022.09.20

VOL.01 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

How to enjoy Kabutocho and Kayabacho

What kind of experiences and flow of time await you when you step into Kabutocho? Depending on the time of day, the ways in which you can enjoy the town changes greatly. The context in which the city flows at that tim...

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New

Color

2022.08.24

A revolutionary move in the world of sake
A place to share craftsmanship

Norimasa Yamamoto

President, Heiwa Brewery

#Color, #HeiwaShuzou

Heiwa Shuzo is a sake brewery that was founded in 1928. Norimasa Yamamoto is the fourth president of the brewery since taking up the role in 2019. Since then, he has initiated various changes at the brewery and his ma...

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Uncategorized

2022.08.10

La Casa “Tokyo”
The color of the city of the people

Kohei Okura

K5 PR Director / Kontext Editor

#Color, #K5

Kohei Okura, PR Director of K5, has traveled the world, taking on challenges along the way and letting his senses of the moment guide him. His latest challenge is set in Kabutocho, Tokyo: how to unravel and uncover th...

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New

Uncategorized

2022.07.29

Exploring the stranger's perspective
New value and context for the city

​​Yukako Ishikawa

Urban Experience Designer Co-Chairman, for Cities General Incorporated Association

#Curiosity, #Curiosity

Yukako Ishikawa of “for Cites”, a design studio for urban experiences, stays in cities and towns in Japan and abroad to conduct research, workshops, and zine production. She also provides community-led talks on topics...

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New

Color

2022.07.15

The connection between eating and living
A delicious revolution in Kabutocho is born

Hiroko Horiguchi

Representative of Edible Schoolyard Japan Incorporated Association and researcher of agricultural education.

#Color, #Edible KAYABAEN

Growing plants, eating, and living. Horiguchi is involved in activities to convey these connections and activities to children through classes. After working in the magazine and advertising industry, she traveled over...

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Color

2022.06.30

The two faces of one glass
The bar is the heart of the city

Kazuya Nishimura

Ao - Manager / Bartender

#Ao, #Color, #K5

Even in the city where I was born and raised, there are aspects of it that I didn't know existed. Kazuya Nishimura, bartender at "Ao," a library bar on the first floor of K5 Hotel, says he first became aware of this ‘...

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Dialogue of Food

2022.06.17

caveman Full Breakfast

#caveman, #DialogueOfFood, #K5

How is a particular dish or drink created? By unraveling a restaurant’s signature you reveal the chef's personality and philosophy, their commitment to the ingredients, and even the attitude of the producers. Explorin...

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Feature

Curiosity

2021.11.10

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

Seiichi Saito

President of Panoramatiks (formerly known as Rhizomatiks Architecture)

#KABUTO ONE, #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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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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