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2019.04.25

Charging plenty of sensitivity at the brewery that spins time!

okeba 
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Kanagawa Gallery walk
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Shino Yamamoto (Gallery Watts)

When asked, "Do you like drinking alcohol?" I would like to answer "Yes!" Without hesitation, but I heard from a ceramic artist, Asako Okamura, and I've always wanted to go there There was a place.
The name is "okeba". okeba is a tub ground, which represents a workshop that repairs and manufactures sake barrels and tools.
The gallery walk hasn't been a tour of sake breweries since this time (laughs).
This is a gallery shop introduced by "okeba" in the corner of Kumazawa Sake Brewery, which was founded in Meiji 5 and is the only remaining brewery in Shonan.
At the entrance, an old Daedeok lined up as if welcoming visitors. After all it is unique to the brewery. Open the sliding door with an elegant appearance, and go inside while excited.

Immediately after entering, a siblings' ceramic exhibition of Asako Okamura and Yutaro who taught okeba was being held. Hiratsuka is a local writer, and here is a familiar writer that is held every year. This space hosts exhibitions of artists of various genres every month.
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Asako's work, "I prefer to express the form on a ceramic plate rather than making a vessel," feels as comfortable as drawing a scene that captures everyday life.

On the other hand, Mr. Tomotaro makes a wide range of pottery, from tasteful tastes to orthodox. Along with ceramics activities, Tomotaro is the chairman of the executive committee of the popular event "Oiso Utsuwa Day" in Kanagawa Prefecture, and together with local potters' fellows Hiroyuki Tomita, we are creating a place where people can meet vessels. You. The ninth this year! It will be held around the end of October.

Ms. Asako Okamura (left) and her manager, Wakako Muraishi, seem to be sisters.
On the shelves near the ceiling, there were a lot of tools that had finished their sake brewing, leaving no trace of them.
Unusual old tools and cute and nostalgic items are lined up by manager Wakako Muraishi's selection. He loves used tools and buys and sells under the brand name "Mononomeya", so he is said to have been connected to okeba and appointed the store manager.
Muraishi was also discovered during the talk that he was a launch member of "Tsukiyama" introduced last time. Apparently, he seems to be an indispensable person to excite the Shonan area.
"Modern writers have a passion for the creator,The tools are packed with the thoughts of different generations of users, and both of them have a sense of “richness of the heart that is indispensable to life,” says Muraishi.
Certainly, everything in this historic space has a wavelength of taste and speaks of it.

There is a corner for picture books and old books on the second floor, and there is also a valuable picture book that the owner of okeba himself collected by reading while raising children. There are fascinating books that touch the culture, so that you can not lose interest in one book after the other. If you inadvertently go here for a few hours lightly.

"I introduce things from a wide variety of genres, so I hope that you can enjoy the lifestyle while traveling slowly, encountering something that feels sympathetic," says Muraishi.

By the way, on the site where okeba is located, trams and cafes run by Kumazawa Sake Brewery, and bakers using brewery yeast are gathered like a small village. The entrance covered by the big trees is Alice in Wonderland, Narnia, or as if you are lost in another world.

Kumazawa Sake Brewery's Shonan Beer is famous, but local farm beer using local farmers' fruits is also popular. Lucky thingI was able to order "Kataura Lemon Ale" which has just been released. Then, just one cup (laughs).
Homemade sausages with juicy and deep flavor, and refreshing lemon beer go perfectly together!

Take a break with a delicious meal and sake unique to the brewery, and return to okeba and have a good time .... I understand that there are many customers who enjoy the day slowly like that.
It is reliable that the sake brewing place that has lasted for more than 150 years has further cultivated the local culture, and in the next 100 years, as you imagine the richness of the spirit that will be inherited beyond that, you will feel romantic, and the second cup Had a beer in hand.

《Gallery information》
okeba

10253-0082 7-10-7 Kagawa, Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
TEL: 0467-50-0252
Opening hours: Weekdays 11: 00-17: 00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 11: 00-18: 00
(Business hours may change)
Closed day: Third Tuesday (except August and December)
* Parking available

"access"
▶ ︎10-minute walk from Kagawa Station on the JR Sagami Line
https://www.kumazawa.jp/mokichi/okeba/

* Okamura Brothers' Ceramics Exhibition will be held until May 15 (Wed)

    A store that renovated a warehouse called Okeba, which was a workshop for repairing and manufacturing sake barrels and tools when it was founded. On the 1st floor, we sell permanent works of artists and artists in the Shonan area, and sell vintage furniture and used tools. On the 2nd floor , there is an old book corner focusing on picture books and sales of used tools.

    • Address
      7-10-7 Kagawa, Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
    • TEL
      0467-50-0252
    • Business Hour
      Weekdays 11: 00-17: 00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 11: 00-18: 00 (business hours may change)

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