GATEWAY TO JAZZ KISSA VOL1 English Version 4th Edition
Editing and production: JAZZ CITY
Publisher: JAZZ CITY
Published: December 21, 2020
ISBN: 984-4-9910492-3-1 C0073
Appearance: Modified A4 size（W210mm×H278mm) saddle stitched number of colors / full color
Cover / matte coated paper 180 kg, PP processing
Body / matte coated paper 90 kg
Total number of pages: 56 pages
Tohoku is a region consisting of six prefectures located in the northeastern part of Honshu, Japan. The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused enormous damage to the area. The magnitude 9 earthquake was the largest in the history of observation around Japan, and the area along the Pacific coast called "Sanriku" was devastated by the tsunami, which swept the entire city. However, shortly after this tragedy, jazz kissas reopened in various parts of Tohoku. This special feature is the story of jazz kissas in Tohoku that has revived from this catastrophe.
Jazz Time Johnny Rikuzentakata,Rikuzentakata 14Pages
Cover Story: A report that tells the history and current status of the jazz kissa "Johnny", the only temporary store in Japan that was born immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Vanguard Kesennuma,Miyagi 10Pages
One of the longest-established jazz kissa in Tohoku, founded in 1967. Although it was submerged by the tsunami, it resumed operations in October 2011 due to hard recovery work. After that, the future was in jeopardy due to the successive deaths of the owner and master, but in October 2017, two regular customers became new masters and completely revived.
Cafe Koropokur Kurihara,Miyagi 10Pages
Opened in 2017 by a couple who emigrated from Tokyo. JBL's best model DD67000 and other super-dreadnought digital audio sounds and the scenic view of Izunuma, known for the arrival of migratory birds, made it a popular store. A long-sought jazz life that began after retiring an office worker and leaving the land where he was accustomed to living.
Coffee & Session PABLO Natori,Miyagi 10Pages
Two young creators breathed new life into the jazz kissa, which had lost its master due to the earthquake and was in danger of survival. Transformed into a modern jazz kissa without losing respect for the good old things.