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During the wartime you also had "baked sweet coffee"? The truth of jazz cafe
2018.05.23

Just immersed in jazz tonight
File.1 What kind of store is "Chigusa"?
(Shinchon Konoko / Jazz Café Chigusa)

Yokohama Noge's long-established jazz cafe "Chigusa". Many people have images that are difficult to enter due to high thresholds.
But, Jazz is cool somehow … I will deliver a message from Chigusa staff to you feeling so


A coffee shop that makes a jazz record listen … When speaking of so-called jazz cafes, most of the time the master's hobby taste is reflected in the store.
Loud volume music flowing from the sticking audio system. Both the master and the guests face difficulties, and I listen to music silently and quietly …
It is because of this unique atmosphere that there are not many voices saying that the store is hard to enter.

Chisuga is a jazz cafe that Yoshida Miya opened in Yokohama Noge in 1951. I have been told that the oldest jazz tea ceremony in existence in Japan, but from the beginning it was not said like historic cultural assets.
At the time of opening, as youth who is sensitive to trends as a place where the latest music can be heardReceived, brisk musicians also visited us well. It is not an era where you can listen to your favorite music anytime, anywhere, as it is now, and there was not such an environment, so they would have absorbed immersed in the sound. It may be that remnant (?) That the unique atmosphere that it continues today is hard to enter.
In the current Chisaka , the cafe time in the day is not "talkative prohibition". However, everyone will care about other customers, so the environment of concentrating and enjoying the sound continues.

Coffee suits you for jazz tea ceremony. However, during wartime coffee is also distributed. It was said that the interior of the shop smelled sweet potato because it was made from roasted sweet potatoes. By the way, that 'baked sweet coffee' was manufactured at Kimura coffee which was in Fukutomi Town in Yokohama … well, it is KEY COFFEE after that.

Chigusa 's coffee is still roasted!

You do not have to worry about it. Currently, coffee powder blended for Chigusa is brewed carefully using siphon. It takes time, but I think that you can enjoy the sound and time flowing from the jazz record with the scent of coffee spreading in the shop.

At Chigusa now, in addition to the tea ceremony style at the time of its founding, Bar time is set after 18 o'clock so that you can feel more informal about records and jazz.

Chat warm welcome!

Staff in their twenties entering the counterBecause it increased, I also learned various anecdotes from regulars and elderly customers. Meanwhile, as the number of young customers is increasing, it is also a place to exchange hot music information, not limited to jazz, to enjoy conversation.

Currently, Chigusa has no intense master like nuclear weapons. Many staff are involved in the operation, and while passing over jazz tea ceremony as a series of cotton, I am sending trial and error days so that jazz culture can be transmitted in a new way that is right now.
Take a cup of coffee, 500 yen and take a little courage and step in the space where you can immerse yourself in as much as you like.

Jazz café Chigusa

Established in 1933 (Showa 8). One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. Mr. Yoshida, the founder of the company, continued "Building a shop for listening to sounds" since its founding, not only as an owner of a jazz cafe, but also deeply involved in the music scene in Yokohama as a planning and guardian, its lifetime I continued to be with jazz until. Currently it is managed as a general foundation foundation.

  • Shop / Place name
    Jazz café Chigusa
  • Address
    2-94 Noge-cho Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • TEL
    045-315-2006
  • Business Hour
    【Tuesday - Saturday】 12: 00 ~ 22: 00 【Day · Monday】 12: 00 ~ 18: 00
  • Service
    Nothing
  • Total number of seats
    20 seats

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