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MAGCUL(MAGNET+CULTURE)
the media for art, culture and events in Kanagawa prefecture.
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不思議に静かな時間が流れる空間
2017.11.17

A space where a mysteriously quiet time flows

Jazzz Café CHIGUSA 
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Founded in 1933

A long-established jazz cafe that leads the music scene in Yokohama

[Jazz Cafe Chigusa]

An era when records and audio were high-end products. There was a coffee shop in the town where you could listen to as many records as you like with a cup of coffee. "Chigusa" is a pioneer. When I hear jazz, I get the impression that it is difficult and has a high threshold, but there were days when music overflowed from the open windows of "Chigusa," so I took the plunge.

A space where a mysteriously quiet time flows

When I ordered coffee and took a seat, a huge speaker was dawning in front of me!

A huge collection of records is lined up on the rack near the wall.

A space where a mysteriously quiet time flows

It's a very tense situation, but when you look around, everyone seems to be relaxing and enjoying the music. I'm not familiar with jazz or audio, but the warm sound unique to analog was soothing that I listened to it for about an hour.

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Founded in 1933, Chigusa is one of the oldest jazz cafes that has continued from the dawn of Japanese jazz to the 1960s, when modern jazz was in full swing, before World War II.

The founder, Mamoru Yoshida, is not only the owner of a jazz cafe, but also a person who has been deeply involved in the music scene in Yokohama as a planner and guardian. It is a famous story that Toshiko Akiyoshi, Terumasa Hino, Sadao Watanabe, etc., who are active in the world's jazz scene, frequently visited and got drunk with jazz.

After Mr. Yoshida died in 1994, the history of the store will come to an end due to the redevelopment of the area. However, in 2012, it moved to the location of the store and resumed business by volunteers from Noge Town and regular customers. It is currently operated as an NPO.

A space where a mysteriously quiet time flows

The chairs, tables, ashtrays, signboards, etc. used in the shop were all stored by volunteers. Originally produced audio equipment has been maintained under the supervision of the designer in line with the relocation, and is still in active use. I feel the weight of history.

A space where a mysteriously quiet time flows

A Yokohama-yaki plate buried in the place where "Chigusa" used to be. It's full of love for Noge people and jazz. Currently, an apartment is built, but the plate is in a place where anyone can see it, so please look for it.

  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA

Founded in 1933. One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. Mamoru Yoshida, the founder, has been "creating a store for listening to sounds" since the company was founded, and has been deeply involved in the music scene in Yokohama not only as an owner of a jazz cafe but also as a planner and guardian, and his life is the last. It continued to be with jazz. It is currently operated as a general incorporated foundation.

  • Address
    2-94 Noge-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • TEL
    045-315-2006
  • Business Hour
    [Tue-Sat] 12: 00-22: 00 [Sun / Mon] 12: 00-18: 00
  • Service
    Nothing
  • Total number of seats
    20 seats

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