Till now, Kabukicho had a repute for being dwelling to the majority of the town’s host golf equipment and love resorts, to not point out Shinjuku’s big Godzilla statue, but with the opening of #000T – a store promoting solely plain black T-shirts – and its neighbours, the rough-around-the-edges nightlife district now has a barely totally different flavour.
Takuya Natsume’s newest monochrome vogue boutique may be thrilling or bemusing relying in your explicit type. The shop’s clothes racks seem like they belong within the closet of a movie character, however this all-black T-shirt store is now turning into a trendsetter in its personal neighbourhood.
Subsequent to #000T is a bar, Ikkoku, and an experimental artwork gallery, Decameron. The bar and gallery are a brand new model of the no-talking Decameron bar in Kabukicho, which grabbed headlines final yr for asking patrons to jot their drink orders on a notepad and present it to the bartender to be served.
Decameron takes its title and inspiration from the anthology of Italian novellas by Giovanni Boccaccio, and the gallery will function small-scale exhibitions primarily based on the themes of ethics and morality, the place guests will be capable to ask the artists questions on their works. Ikkoku specialises in craft gin and whisky cocktails, with new concoctions created specifically for every exhibition on the gallery.
Between the single-colour T-shirt retailer and the eclectic gallery area, the advanced actually classifies as area of interest, and but there’s one thing right here for everybody. It is the form of place that makes you’re feeling such as you’re incomes avenue cred simply by being there, and with installations and cocktail menus altering so continuously, you need to test again in typically.
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