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A French-Vietnamese Canadian. Paleontologist in a past life, currently developing the artist and curator residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
-LANA TRAN
A French-Vietnamese Canadian. Paleontologist in a past life, currently developing the artist and curator residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
-LANA TRAN
A French-Vietnamese Canadian. Paleontologist in a past life, currently developing the artist and curator residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
-LANA TRAN
KAYABA COFFEE
East Tokyo is for anyone in need of an opt-out from the mess Shibuya/Shinjuku can sometimes be. (My walk through Geidai and Ueno Park, with a quick stop at Scai the Bathhouse, often ends at this rickety house.) Ask for the 2nd floor for the wall of art books and a rotation of artwork on display. An egg sandwich (which has its own history here), “milksēki” (a Japanese Taisho-era egg-based version of a milkshake) or rice bowl will send you back to the age the place was established.
-LANA TRAN
KAYABA COFFEE
ADDRESS
1-29 Yanaka, Taito-ku Tokyo,
PHONE NUMBER
OPENING HOURS
MON-FRI 8AM-11PM SAT-SUN 8AM-6PM
KAYABA COFFEE
East Tokyo is for anyone in need of an opt-out from the mess Shibuya/Shinjuku can sometimes be. (My walk through Geidai and Ueno Park, with a quick stop at Scai the Bathhouse, often ends at this rickety house.) Ask for the 2nd floor for the wall of art books and a rotation of artwork on display. An egg sandwich (which has its own history here), “milksēki” (a Japanese Taisho-era egg-based version of a milkshake) or rice bowl will send you back to the age the place was established.
-LANA TRAN
KAYABA COFFEE
ADDRESS
1-29 Yanaka, Taito-ku Tokyo,
PHONE NUMBER
03-3823-3545
OPENING HOURS
MON-FRI 8AM-11PM SAT-SUN 8AM-6PM
3331 ARTS CHIYODA
Based in a repurposed school, 3331 Arts Chiyoda is an independent community-driven center for the arts. There are few comparable models of this scale in Japan: four floors of former classrooms filled with galleries, creative offices, workshops, a café, the original gymnasium, and rooftop garden allotments. (Artists, curators and researchers looking for a base for their activities in Tokyo should check out the open application residency program, AIR 3331.)
-LANA TRAN
3331 ARTS CHIYODA
ADDRESS
6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
PHONE NUMBER
OPENING HOURS
10AM-9PM
Tokyo has both the grit and polish needed to satisfy any coming-of-age story. You immigrate with a romanticized image of Tokyo, only to have it dissolve and coalesce as a bespoke, (sur)real experience. That’s just the sort of mad lab Tokyo is.
-LANA TRAN
3331 ARTS CHIYODA
Based in a repurposed school, 3331 Arts Chiyoda is an independent community-driven center for the arts. There are few comparable models of this scale in Japan: four floors of former classrooms filled with galleries, creative offices, workshops, a café, the original gymnasium, and rooftop garden allotments. (Artists, curators and researchers looking for a base for their activities in Tokyo should check out the open application residency program, AIR 3331.)
-LANA TRAN
3331 ARTS CHIYODA
ADDRESS
6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
PHONE NUMBER
03-6803-2441
OPENING HOURS
10AM-9PM
Tokyo has both the grit and polish needed to satisfy any coming-of-age story. You immigrate with a romanticized image of Tokyo, only to have it dissolve and coalesce as a bespoke, (sur)real experience. That’s just the sort of mad lab Tokyo is.
-LANA TRAN
Tokyo has both the grit and polish needed to satisfy any coming-of-age story. You immigrate with a romanticized image of Tokyo, only to have it dissolve and coalesce as a bespoke, (sur)real experience. That’s just the sort of mad lab Tokyo is.
-LANA TRAN
FOWER BAR GARDENA
Ichibangai is a tiny street in Shimokitazawa, with multiple cafes, vintage shops, a bookstore, a record store, homemade ice cream, an aged-foods specialist, a gallery, and a newspaperman who walks his bird. Yet the star of the street for me is Flower Bar Gardena: a flower shop and night bar, it’s everything I love about Shimokitazawa, home of the dreamy entrepreneur.
-LANA TRAN
FOWER BAR GARDENA
ADDRESS
2-34-6 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
PHONE NUMBER
OPENING HOURS
1PM-11PM
FOWER BAR GARDENA
Ichibangai is a tiny street in Shimokitazawa, with multiple cafes, vintage shops, a bookstore, a record store, homemade ice cream, an aged-foods specialist, a gallery, and a newspaperman who walks his bird. Yet the star of the street for me is Flower Bar Gardena: a flower shop and night bar, it’s everything I love about Shimokitazawa, home of the dreamy entrepreneur.
-LANA TRAN
FOWER BAR GARDENA
ADDRESS
2-34-6 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
PHONE NUMBER
03-6638-8714
OPENING HOURS
1PM-11PM
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YUMI AN ANZAI
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