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2022.05.24

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

Kenta Mashiko

Rapper, Chef at B

#B, #B

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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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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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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2022.02.28

KNIT TOGETHER
A comfortable space for neighbors to be together

Miki Yoshitake

KNAG Community Builder

#KNAG

When you visit, there is always someone there. With the goal of making a communal space, community builder Miki Yoshitake has created "KNAG," a cafe recently opened in Kabutocho. KNAG, which means "coat hanger" in Dan...

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2022.02.21

All that remains are encounters and eating.
A spice-led journey continues.

Kazushiro Ito

Owner-Chef, HOPPERS

#Color, #Hoppers

When Kazushiro was a child he loved weekend dinners out with his family. During his twenties, he took off on a trip around the world and found something that he became deeply passionate about; spices. About 18 years a...

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2022.02.15

Chasing Festival Music: A History of Film, Wine, and Objectivity

mikachuu (Mika Noda)

Human Nature

#HumanNature, #HumanNature

Like a launchpad for a rocket, she’s lived her life like a detonator. Mika Noda, aka Mikachuu of Human Nature, has been blazing her own trail while focusing on her other life and making the most of it. As she welcomes...

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2022.01.31

Getting closer with customers and the city
Creating meaning through new sweets

Shohei Manago

Chef Patissier / Chef Chocolatier at ‘teal’

#teal

In the north side of Kabutocho comes a splash of blue-green. Located in the former residence of Eiichi Shibusawa, "teal" is a chocolate and ice cream store created by chef-pâtissier, Shohei Manago and owner-pâtissier ...

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2022.01.21

A place where chefs’ experiences can connect.
KABEAT is the infrastructure of Kabutocho

Hisaya Kuroki

Manager of the GREENING Planning and Operations Division

#KABEAT

KABEAT is a dining restaurant where six up-and-coming chefs of the next generation supervise the creation of menus using ingredients from the best producers around Japan, with the goal of serving a wide variety of dis...

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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

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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2021.10.31

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

Kiyoyuki Tsuchimoto

President, Heiwa Real Estate Co.

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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2021.10.25

Food with an air of freedom
Essence filled with taste

Takamatsu Ryohei

Neki Sous Chef

#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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2021.09.22

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

Masahiro Onishi

Owner of SWITCH COFFEE TOKYO

#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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2021.09.07

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

Katsuyuki Honda

B Manager

#B

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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2021.08.23

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

Kanako Watanabe

General Manager, HOTEL K5

#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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2021.08.06

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

Nobuhiro Ito

Store Manager, Omnipollos Tokyo

#OmnipollosTokyo

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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2021.07.28

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

Soran Nomura

Producer, -Ao-

#Ao

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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2021.06.30

Clean aftertaste and character enhanced by sensation and experience

Kensaku Sato

SR Roaster

#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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2021.06.12

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

Yuta Oka, Hilo Homma, Akihiro Matsui

K5 Founders

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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2021.06.02

A live restaurant experience, sealed in a patisserie cake.

Keisuke Oyama

Owner of ease, patissier

#Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #Color, #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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2021.05.21

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

Kyohei Nishi

Owner, and chef of Neki

#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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2021.05.10

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

Shinichi Takahashi

Human Nature

#HumanNature

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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2021.04.30

Among us
The boundaries between individuals and society are around us

Kai Tanaka

-Ao-

#Ao

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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2021.04.20

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

Atsuki Kuroda

Owner-chef, caveman

#caveman

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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2021.04.10

Let the coffee lead you.
A life in motion.

Yuya Kawara

Switch Coffee Barista

#SwitchCoffee

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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2021.04.01

Finding inspiration from fashion, architecture and the atmosphere of the workplace.

Soichiro Yamashita

Director, K5 Hotel

Fashion and architecture. These are the two things Kabuto-cho’s K5 director, Soichi Yamashita, always keeps close to heart. In this interview he tells us about his beginnings as a student and what he imagines is the f...

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2021.04.01

What I can do now; the mission of a start-up contractor.

Tomoko Nakagawa

General Manager, K5 Hotel

#HotelK5

K5 Hotel, a renovated 1923 annex of Japan's first bank, has become the starting point for the redevelopment of the Kabutocho district. Having spent most of her life as a contractor for exciting start-ups, what does K5...

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2021.04.01

Stories of living within objects
Empathy that transcends language.

Wataru Kato

Representative Director, SR

#SR

A person's story lives in an object. So, how did a young man who used to chase a ball in Hokkaido end up in Kabutocho? What drove him to travel over 40,000 kilometres? (roughly the circumference of the Earth) Was it c...

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2021.04.01

I want to create a place to hangout; where people can connect with each other.

Yoshitane Nishioka

B Content Programming Director

#K5, #K5, #K5, #K5

Yoshitane Nishioka is the content programming director of ‘B’, Brooklyn Brewery’s first ever flagship store located in the basement of K5 Hotel. He laughs when he thinks of his time as a student; where he did nothing ...

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2021.04.01

A world of creative beers that resonated with the soul of a designer.

Yuko Sawamoto

Communications and Branding Manager, Omnipollos Tokyo

#OmnipollosTokyo

From its inception, Yuko Sawamoto has taken up the role of communications and branding manager at Omnipollo Tokyo - the first store of its kind in Asia. She studied graphic design in the United States and has spent mo...

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