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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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2021.06.12

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

Yuta Oka, Hilo Homma, Akihiro Matsui

K5 Founders

#Color

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, #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

#Color, #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

#Color, #Human Nature

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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Color

2021.04.30

Among us
The boundaries between individuals and society are around us

Kai Tanaka

-Ao-

#Ao, #Color

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, #Color

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

#Color, #K5, #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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Color

2021.04.01

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

Soichiro Yamashita

Director, K5 Hotel

#Color, #K5

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

#Color, #HotelK5, #K5

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

#Color, #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

#B, #Color, #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

#Color, #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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