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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, #Ao

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

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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Color

2022.05.31

Days of chasing a fashion dream
Brought back by the beauty of plants

Ito Asa

K5/KABEAT Plant Maintenance, Asa Shokubutsu

#Color, #K5

Ito Asa has spent most of her 20s working for an apparel company, after a short stint working in stage-lighting. When she ran out of energy from her uninterrupted schedule, the humble expression of plants gave her a c...

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Color

2022.05.24

Wind storm crossing the zero distance
Man who sometimes has time to spare

Kenta Mashiko

Rapper, Chef at B

#B, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color

Lyrically and cynically spitting out his verses, the word "natural" fits Kenta Mashiko well. Perhaps no other rapper is as naive and shy as he is. Brooklyn Brewery's beer hall "B" is located in the basement of K5. Mas...

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Curiosity

2022.04.29

Music played by an orchestra named K5
A conductor that guides unique pieces

Ola Rune

Co Founder of Claesson Koivisto Rune

#ClaessonKoivistoRune, #Curiosity, #Curiosity

The Swedish design unit Claesson Koivisto Rune consists of Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune. Also known as "CKR", the trio is active internationally in the fields of architecture and interior design. Durin...

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2022.04.18

Book Lounge - a place of healing, of starting up, and of getting back on track

Jun Otaka・Kazuoki Tani

Academic Process Solutions Division, Maruzen Yushodo Co. (Jun Otaka) Metropolitan Center Kable Operations Team Operations Support. (Kazuoki Tani) Head of Kable Operations Team, Metropolitan Center.

#Kable

Book Lounge Kable opened at Kabuto One last October, offering lunch and coffee in a space full of greenery. It has a wide selection of business books typical of the Kabutocho area. It’s run by Jun Otaka and Kazuoki Ta...

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Curiosity

2022.03.31

Identity guided by curiosity
Expressing the essence of an island through the tip of a brush

Daichiro Shinjo

Artist

#Curiosity, #Curiosity

Being on an island, surrounded by sea, the act of "moving" becomes a connection to the outside world. The isolation of an island, however, also allows for a unique culture and tradition. Daichiro Shinjo is an artist f...

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2022.03.17

Karate, sweets, and meeting a benefactor
Creating a store that connects everything

Masumi Miyagawa

Manager of Patisserie ease

#ease, #ease

Throughout her life, Masami Miyagawa has had frequent encounters with sweets and pastries. There was always a small chance that she may have missed her calling. But by giving it her all, she’s been able to work throug...

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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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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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